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National church leaders launch advent meditations and conversations series

National leaders of the Anglican Church of Canada, Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada, Presbyterian Church in Canada and United Church of Canada have announced that throughout the month of December, they will be cooperating on an ecumenical Advent meditation series, reflecting on the four themes of hope, joy, peace and love.

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ELCIC and ACC leaders write to the church in advance of World Food Day

National Bishop Susan Johnson of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada along with Archbishop and Primate Linda Nicholls of the Anglican Church of Canada have written to the church in advance of World Food Day on October 16. 

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ELCIC National Bishop joins ecumenical leaders in writing to the Prime Minister

ELCIC National Bishop Susan C. Johnson has joined with Anglican, Presbyterian, and United Church leaders in sending a letter to the Prime Minister, expressing support for permanent residency for migrant workers and the regularization of undocumented migrants.

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ELCIC National Bishop writes to the Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations

ELCIC National Bishop Susan C. Johnson has written to the Minister of Crown–Indigenous Relations, The Honourable Marc Miller, MP, encouraging resolution of the Stoney Knoll First Nation land claim.

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ELCIC Bishop apologizes to 2SLGBTQIA+ community

“Today I apologize to the members of the 2SLGBTQIA+ community for the ways that we have not lived up to our commitments and to the ways we have treated you in the past and even now,” Bishop Susan Johnson shared.

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Evolving ministry in IELU sees new classrooms nearing completion

For many years, the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada (ELCIC) has been in partnership with Iglesia Evangelica Luterana Unida (IELU). This church-to-church relationship, also known as a bilateral relationship, is one of the many ways the ELCIC lives out its call to ministry in the area of Global Mission.

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“I have seen the Lord.”

Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada National Bishop Susan Johnson and Anglican Church of Canada Archbishop and Primate Linda Nicholls share an Easter message reminding us of the hope, joy and promise of the risen Christ.

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A Joint Christmas Message From the Primate and National Bishop

When we remember 2021, we will remember the pandemic and its global effects as wave after wave of illness, lockdowns, missed events and lost opportunities washed over us.

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Lutheran, Anglican Bishops Write to the Prime Minister About the Climate Crisis

October 5, 2021

Bishops from the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada and the Anglican Church of Canada have written to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau about the climate crisis. Their calls for action come as the Canadian government prepares to participate in next month’s UN Climate Change Conference.

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Telling And Teaching The Truth: The Church’s Obligation To Education About the Ongoing Legacy of the Doctrine of Discovery

September 23, 2021

Leaders from the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada, Anglican Church of Canada, The Episcopal Church, and the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America have written to their churches as a sign of their commitments to the work toward truth, healing, justice and accurate education.

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