Ecumenical Partnerships

Working Toward Unity

As is all of the ELCA, the Metropolitan Chicago Synod is committed to fostering unity between the children of God for the sake of the world. We encourage the activity of ecumenical life in our congregations and communities, and work to enhance the public commitments of this church in Lutheran, ecumenical, and interfaith discussions. Below are examples of our work in this effort:

Roman Catholic Covenant

Together with the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Chicago, our synod has developed a covenant to foster ecumenical understanding and collaboration:
View Covenant (PDF)

Renewing Covenant
Catholics and Lutherans in Chicago—On the Way

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Full Communion Partners
The ELCA currently shares full communion partnerships with five church bodies:

Learn about the ELCA‘s full communion partners on the ELCA churchwide website.

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