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The Margaret O'Gara Ecumenical Dialogue Collection
La collection de dialogues œcuméniques Margaret O'Gara
Online resource centre for Canadian bilateral ecumenical dialogues
Centre de ressources pour les dialogues œcuméniques bilatéraux canadiens
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Lutheran: LCC, LCMS, & NALC

Agreed statements & reports

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  1. God's Word Forever Shall Abide: A Guiding Statement on the Character and Proper Use of the Sacred Scriptures (July 28, 2016)

Additional resources

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  1. LCMS, LCC and NALC Leaders Release Joint Statement on Scripture (July 28, 2016)

The dialogue between the Lutheran Church Canada (LCC) and the North American Lutheran Church (NALC) is also done in partnership with the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod (LCMS). NALC is a relatively new church body in North America and is primarily made up of congregations that left the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) and the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada (ELCIC). The congregations that formed NALC left their previous church bodies over concerns that their church was drifting into non-biblical teaching and practice.

This dialogue group has discussed many theological topics, rejoicing where there is agreement and noting where differences remain. Recently the group has discussed how each understands the nature of Holy Scripture, as this is fundamental to any discussion of theology.

In 2016, the dialogue group released a joint statement expressing much agreement on the character and proper use of the Scriptures. Recently the group has sought to meet twice a year, with one meeting online and one in person. The next meeting is scheduled for April 2023 in Fort Wayne, Indiana.