Dialogue Description

Anglican ― Lutheran International Conversations
A – L

Table of Contents
Meetings and Documents


    1. September 7-11, 1970 – Oxford, England
      “Authority and freedom”
    2. March 29 – April 2, 1971 – Løgumkloster, Denmark
      “The nature and mission of the Church”
    3. January 2-7, 1972 – Lantana, Florida USA
      “The ministry”
    4. April 4-8, 1972 – Pullach nr. Munich, Germany
      “Word and sacrament” – FINAL REPORT
    5. December 1975 – Geneva, Switzerland
      “Evaluation of the ‘Pullach Report;’ proposal for three European regional commissions”

    Rt. Rev. Ronald R. Williams (Anglican)
    Bishop of Leicester, England
    Most Rev. Gunnar Hultgren (Lutheran)
    Archbishop emeritus of Uppsala, Sweden


    Rev. Canon R.M. Jeffrey (Anglican)
    Rev. Canon M.M. Hamond Moore (Anglican)
    Prof. Dr. Günther Gassmann (Lutheran)

Anglican – Lutheran Regional Commission 1979-1981

    1. November 1979 – St. Albans, England
      “Preparatory meeting; mandate to avoid repetition of previous work and to deal with questions of ministry and eucharistic theology in a wider pastoral context”
    2. August 14-18, 1980 – Edinburgh, Scotland
      “The identity and integrity of the Anglican and Lutheran traditions in present-day Europe; worship and eucharistic theology; ministry”
    3. July 2-8, 1981 – Pullach, Germany
      “The sacraments, worship and spiritual life and ordained ministry, especially the episcopacy, apostolicity and apostolic succession”
    4. August 26 – September 1, 1982 – Helsinki, Finland
      “Drafts of the final report” – FINAL REPORT

    The Rt. Rev. John Gibbs (Anglican)
    The Rev. Dr. Günther Gassmann (Lutheran)


    The Rev. Canon Christopher Hill (Anglican)
    The Rev. Professor Lars Österlin (Lutheran)

Anglican – Lutheran Joint Working Group 1983

    1. November 28-December 3, 1983 – Cold Ash, England
      “Historical background of Anglican-Lutheran relations; Anglican-Lutheran relations today; goals for the dialogue; full communion; recommendations for an Anglican-Lutheran International Continuation Committee (ALICC)” – REPORT

    The Most Rev. E.W.S. Scott (Anglican)
    The Most Rev. Dr Olof Sundby (Lutheran)


    The Rev. Canon Christopher Hill (Anglican)
    The Rev. George Braund (Anglican)

    The Rev. Dr. Carl H. Mau, Jr. (Lutheran)
    The Rev. Dr. Gunther Gassmann (Lutheran)
    The Rev. Dr. Roger Kahle (Lutheran)
    Lutheran World Federation, Geneva, Switzerland
    The Rev. Dr. William Rusch (Lutheran)

Anglican – Lutheran International Continuation Committee 1986-1987

    1. October 13-17,1986 – Wimbledon, England
      “Looking at recent developments in mutual relations; evaluation of goals for the dialogue; preparation of a consultation on episcope; steps toward full communion”September 24-29, 1987 – Niagara Falls, Canada
      “Consultation on episcope”
    2. September 30-October 3, 1987 – Niagara Falls, Canada
      “The nature of the Church and its mission; requirements for the Church’s mission; the truths we share; application to Anglicans and Lutherans; finalizing the report” – REPORT

    The Rt Rev. David Tustin (Anglican)
    The Rt Rev. Sebastian Kolowa (Lutheran)


    The Rev. George Braund (Anglican)
    Ms Vanessa Wilde (Anglican)
    The Rev. Dr. Eugene L. Brand (Lutheran)
    Mrs. Irmhild Reichen-Young (Lutheran)

Anglican-Lutheran Consultation of the Diaconate 1995

    1. April 24-30, 1995 – West Wickham, England
      ”Presentations on the diaconate in the two traditions; the concept of diakonia and diaconate; nineteenth century Protestant ecclesiology and the diaconate; christological and ecclesiological basis of the diaconate”
    2. October 5-11, 1995 – Hanover, Germany
      “The Diaconate as an Ecumenical Opportunity”- HANOVER REPORT

    The Rt. Rev. Dr. David Tustin (Anglican)
    The Rt. Rev. Ambrose Moyo (Lutheran)


    Rev. Dr. Donald Anderson (Anglican)
    Rev. Dr. Eugene Brand (Lutheran)

Anglican–Lutheran International Working Group 2000-2002

    1. February 12-14, 2000 – Alexandria, Virginia USA
      “Review and discusses the ongoing processes related to the various developments in Anglican-Lutheran relations worldwide” – COMMUNIQUÉ
    2. March 23-28, 2001 – Skálholt, Iceland
      “Regional reports and examination of the coherence and compatibility of the agreements reached between Anglicans and Lutherans in different regional dialogues”- COMMUNIQUÉ
    3. May 11-14, 2002 – Porto Alegre, Brazil
      “Received reports from the participants on the development of Anglican-Lutheran agreements in their respective regions; drafting the final report ‘Growth in Communion’” – COMMUNIQUÉ and REPORT

    2002/2003 -MANDATE


    The Rt. Rev. Dr. David Tustin (Anglican)
    The Rt. Rev. Ambrose Moyo (Lutheran)


    Rev. Canon David Hamid (Anglican)
    Rev. Sven Oppegaard (Lutheran)

Anglican–Lutheran International Commission (ALICIII) Series 2006-2011

    1. January 13-19, 2006 – Moshi, Tanzania
      “The Commission is to focus on key issues in order to advance Anglican-Lutheran relations around the globe, including questions such as the place of the historic episcopate within the apostolicity of the Church, life and work in the service of the Gospel and theological education and formation”- COMMUNIQUÉ
    2. May 14-20, 2007 – White Point, Nova Scotia, Canada
      “The status of Lutheran-Anglican relations in various regions of the world, the state of the question regarding the historic episcopate, emerging opportunities for joint mission and diaconal ministry, the state of interchangeability of ministries throughout the world, cooperation in theological education, a critical analysis of ecclesiology and the language of unity”- COMMUNIQUÉ
    3. April 28-May 5, 2008 – Chennai, India
      “The character of the visible unity the commission seeks to commend, the developing ecclesiologies of the two communions, their understandings of ordained ministry in the context of the life of the Church, and the centrality of diakonia to the Church’s mission” – COMMUNIQUÉ
    4. May 20-27, 2009 – Lilleskog, Sweden
      “The discussion discovered strong links between the ‘six marks of mission’, which provide a framework for Anglican engagement in God’s mission, and developments in Lutheran understandings of diakonia”- COMMUNIQUÉ
    5. April 17-24, 2010 – London, Ohio, USA
      “Connection between koinonia and diakonia and the language of unity” – COMMUNIQUÉ
    6. June 18-25, 2011 – Jerusalem, Israel
      “Much time was given to the theme of the final report, with reflection on the connection between koinonia and diakonia, and the language of unity; drafting of final report: ‘To Love and Serve the Lord’” – COMMUNIQUÉ and REPORT

    The Most Rev. Fred Hiltz (Anglican)
    Rev. Dr. Thomas Nyiwé (Lutheran)
    Rev. Dr. Cameron R. Harder, 2008-2009 (Lutheran)


    The Revd Canon Gregory K Cameron, 2006-2008 (Anglican)
    The Rev. Canon Dr. Alyson Barnett-Cowan (Anglican)
    The Rev. Sven Oppegaard, 2006-2007 (Lutheran)
    Professor Dr. Kenneth G. Appold, 2007 (Lutheran)
    Prof. Dr. Kathryn Johnson, 2008-2011 (Lutheran)

Anglican – Lutheran Coordinating Committee (ALICC) 2013-2016

    1. September 19-25, 2013 – Helsinki, Finland
      “Begin work on mapping agreements, initiatives and projects in different regions; promotion of an Anglican-Lutheran study material for the observance of the 2017 Reformation anniversary”
    2. November 19-25, 2014 – Hong Kong, China
      “Mapping Anglican-Lutheran relationships around the world; exploring the theological theme of ‘communion in mission’; considering resources for deeper mutual engagement with this theme, which undergirds the living out of the ecumenical calling” – COMMUNIQUÉ
    3. November 25-31, 2015 – Johannesburg, South Africa
      “Continued to develop resources through which Lutherans and Anglicans can commemorate together the year 1517, the 500th anniversary of the beginning of the Reformation; continued work on mapping relationships; continued to explore the theological theme of ‘communion in mission’”
    4. May 25-31, 2016 – Adelaide, Australia
      “Completed a daily devotional resource called Liberated by God’s Grace: Anglican – Lutheran Reflections; continue work of mapping relationships globally” – COMMUNIQUÉ and RESOURCE

    The Most Rev. Maurício Andrade, 2013 (Anglican)
    The Rt. Rev. Dr. Tim Harris, 2014-2017 (Anglican)
    Bishop Michael Pryse (Lutheran)


    The Rev. Canon Dr. Alyson Barnett-Cowan, 2013-2014 (Anglican)
    The Rev. Canon Dr. John Gibaut, 2015- 2017 (Anglican)
    Rev. Anne Burghart (Lutheran)

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