2022 ILC World Conference set for Kenya

by | Feb 15, 2022

ONLINE – The International Lutheran Council’s (ILC) 27th (11th) World Conference will take place September 13-16, 2022 in Kenya, hosted by the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Kenya (ELCK) and its Archbishop, Joseph Ochola Omolo.

The ILC’s Board of Directors met online on January 28, 2022, during which time they fixed the dates and location for the event.

“It will be a joy to gather again in person in Kenya, and to see old friends and colleagues,” said ILC Chairman Hans Jörg Voigt. “May God grant us a safe and productive conference, as we discuss the important work of confessional Lutheran churches worldwide.”

The conference will gather under the theme “Why We Do What We Do: How Worship Shapes Our Life Today – How Life Today Shapes Our Worship,” considered from biblical, historical, and contemporary perspectives. Additional information on the event will be sent to member churches and guests soon but church leaders are asked to save the date in the meantime. September 12 and 17 should also be set aside as travel days to and from the Conference.

The ILC’s 27th (11th) World Conference had been originally scheduled to take place in 2021 but was postponed as a result of the pandemic.


By Mathew Block

Mathew Block is Communications Manager for the International Lutheran Council. He is also editor of The Canadian Lutheran magazine, and formerly served as Communications Manager for Lutheran Church–Canada.

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