National Convention 2019 “Called To Journey Together”

National Convention 2019 “Called To Journey Together”

The 2019 ELCIC National Convention took place July 11-13, 2019 at the University of Regina in Regina, Saskatchewan. The Convention met on Treaty 4 land, the traditional territory of the Cree, Saulteaux, Nakota, Lakota and Dakota peoples, and the homeland of the Métis people. We remember that we are all Treaty people.

The theme of the 2019 National Convention of the ELCIC was “Called to Journey Together: The Ministry of Reconciliation,” which speaks to a vision of an inclusive church, Indigenous justice and reconciliation, and ecumenical and interfaith partnerships. Racism and privilege are challenged. We work with diverse allies, establishing healthy relationships with the Earth, and striving for peace.

Delegates approved adoption of The Call to Faithfully Journey with those who are Dying: An ELCIC Resolution.

Reimagining Our Church – Public Ministry in the ELCIC was approved.

The ELCIC encourages participation in the Stewardship of Creation: Greening Faith Communities program.

The ELCIC joined other national and international Christian churches and leaders as signatories to A Common Word between Us and You.

Delegates affirmed the ELCIC’s 2011 commitment to uphold the dignity of all people. (2011 Social Statement here.)

Theme presentations from convention can be viewed here.

More can be found in the July/August issue of Canada Lutheran magazine.

Daily highlights from the convention can be accessed on the ELCIC website, here.