Seeking a Common Word Launches Joint Canadian-Muslim Dialogue Initiative

The Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada (ELCIC) and the Anglican Church of Canad will hold an evening of Christian – Muslim friendship and learning on Tuesday January 28th, from 7 – 9 PM, at Huron University College, in London, Ont. This event will commemorate the official launch of – an ACC-ELCIC joint online resource for Christian Muslim Dialogue.

National Bishop Susan Johnson of the ELCIC and Archbishop Linda Nicholls of the ACC will be in attendance, and will be participating in portions of the evening’s program. During this event, the National Bishop and the Primate will formally express the commitment of the two churches to undertake in Christian – Muslim Dialogue, and will officially become signatories of the global Common Word initiative.

Dr. Ingrid Mattson, a renowned Muslim scholar, and one of the original 138 signatories of the A Common Word Between Us and You letter will be one of the speakers at the event, in addition to other Muslim and Christian leaders.

Seeking a Common Word welcomes Canadian Christians and Canadian Muslims who want to know one another more deeply, and who would like to grow in understanding of their respective faith traditions, to join in this evening of learning, friendship and community building.

Light refreshments will be served.

For Media Inquiries, Please Contact:

Trina Gallop Blank, Director of Communications
Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada

Alice Namu, Communications Coordinator
Anglican Church of Canada
416-924-9199, Ext. 269