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Moving outward from Assembly, together for the love of the world

On Sunday morning, the Joint Assembly’s keynote speaker the Rev. Dr. Christopher Duraisingh reflected on what had transpired during the historic gathering of Lutherans and Anglicans over the past few days. He said, “I have witnessed what God can do through committed leaders. I go from here with hope strengthened, confident in the Gospel strengthened.” […]


Hopeful for the future; delegates respond to presentation on ELCIC Strategic Plan

Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada (ELCIC) National Bishop Susan Johnson thanked convention delegates for a rich conversation after many of them used an open mike opportunity to react to the National Church Council’s (NCC) Strategic Plan for 2013-2017. Everyone was aware of the projections of 64 congregations closing by 2020 and a plunge in revenue […]


National Convention passes second reading of constitutional amendments

At the Friday evening session, delegates agreed to deal with 13 related motions as one block (Motions 1-13 in the National Church Council Report). After some discussion seeking clarification on a few items, the motions were approved. The changes to the constitution were the Second Reading of amendments that had been approved at a First […]


Joint Assembly a unique event unlike any other; keynote urges delegates to be open to being turned inside out for the love of the world

On Wednesday evening, the Rev. Dr. Christopher Duraisingh breathed life into the gathering theme “together for the love of the world” for delegates at the 2013 Joint Assembly. Duraisingh, a presbyter of the Church of South India who is a visiting professor in applied theology at Episcopal Divinity School, Cambridge, MA, challenged the Joint Assembly […]