Corpus Christi joins the ILC

A presentation during 2023's Corpus Christi Conference in Latvia. Photo: Dr. Samuli Siikavirta. EUROPE – The International Lutheran Council (ILC) has accepted Europe’s Corpus Christi Association into membership as a Recognized Organization. “It is a pleasure to...

Kenya’s Lutherans respond to flooding

An emergency shelter for displaced people in Kisumu County, including displaced Lutherans. An ELCK church devastated by flooding in Kitui. KENYA – Throughout April and May, Kenya experienced devastating flooding, with more than 300 killed, hundreds more injured, and...

The ILC’s 2024 World Seminaries Conference in brief

Participants in the ILC's 2024 World Seminaries Conference in Buenos Aires, Argentina. ARGENTINA – The International Lutheran Council’s (ILC) 8th World Seminaries Conference took place June 11-14 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The theme for the conference was “Church and...

ILC World Seminaries Conference opens in Argentina

ARGENTINA – The International Lutheran Council’s (ILC) 8th World Seminaries Conference is taking place from June 11-14 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The theme for the conference is “Church and State: Challenges and Opportunities for Seminary Education.” Participating in...

Lutherans in Turkey and Bulgaria join the ILC

The ILK congregation in Istanbul, Turkey. TURKEY – The International Lutheran Council (ILC) has welcomed the Istanbul Lutheran Church (İstanbul Luteryen Kilisesi – ILK)/Evangelical Lutheran Church of Bulgaria (Евангелиска Лутеранска Църква в България – ELCB) as an...
French Lutherans reelect president

French Lutherans reelect president

Participants in the EELSF's 2024 Synodical General Assembly. FRANCE – The Evangelical Lutheran Church – Synod of France (Église Évangélique Luthérienne – Synode de France – EELSF) held its biennial Synodical General Assembly from May 10-12, 2024 in Châtenay-Malabry...

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2024 World Seminaries Conference draws to a close

2024 World Seminaries Conference draws to a close

Attendees of the ILC's 2024 World Seminaries Conference visit Seminario Concordia. A visit to Congregación San Pedro in Buenos Aires. ARGENTINA – The International Lutheran Council’s (ILC) World Seminaries Conference drew to a close on June 14 with a visit to...

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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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