Bishop Bameka reelected in Uganda

Participants pose following the installation of elected officials during the LCU's 2023 National Synod Conference. UGANDA – Delegates from across the Lutheran Church of Uganda (LCU) gathered for the church’s 7th National Synod Conference from December 7-10, 2023,...

20 Years for the Mission Province in Sweden

Delegates gather for the Mission Province in Sweden's 2023 Provincial Convention. Bishop Bengt Ådahl of the Mission Province in Sweden. SWEDEN – On October 28, 2023, the Mission Province (Missionsprovinsen - MP) in Sweden celebrated its 20th anniversary at an event in...

LLDP holds classes on ecumenism and hermeneutics

LLDP participants pose with instructor, Rev. Dr. Albert Collver, and LLDP Director, Rev. Dr. Naomichi Masaki. Front, left to right: Bishop Ambele Mwaipopo of the Lake Tanganyika Diocese of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Tanzania (LTD-ELCT); Bishop Jackson...

Confessing Christ: New video reflects on the mission of the ILC

Lutheran leaders from around the world discuss the mission of the International Lutheran Council. ONLINE – In October 2023, Lutheran leaders from across the globe gathered in Wittenberg, Germany to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the International Lutheran Council...

Who Are You Bowing To?

The Adoration of the Magi: Stanisław Samoshootnik, c. 1535. by Juhana Pohjola The story of Jesus’ birth may appear to the reader of the Gospels as a beautiful but random event—something which took place a long time ago in the remote town of Bethlehem. But on closer...
Dr. Schumacher retires

Dr. Schumacher retires

Rev. Dr. Steven Schumacher (right) speaks during the ILC's 2022 World Conference in Kenya. Rev. Dr. Steven Schumacher. WORLD – The International Lutheran Council (ILC) is expressing thanks for the service of Rev. Dr. Steven Schumacher, who recently entered into full...

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Mission Statement

The International Lutheran Council is a worldwide association of confessional Lutheran church bodies and groups which proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ on the basis of an unconditional commitment to the Holy Scriptures as the inspired and infallible Word of God and to the Lutheran Confessions contained in the Book of Concord as the true and faithful exposition of the Word of God. The ILC exists for the purpose of encouraging, strengthening, and promoting confessional Lutheran theology and practice centering in Jesus Christ, both among its members and throughout the world.

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