The International Lutheran Council (ILC) has welcomed the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Latvia (LELB) into membership.
During its 28th Synod in August 2021, the LELB voted to seek membership in the ILC, with 210 votes in favor, 1 against, and 8 abstentions. After reviewing the church’s application, the ILC’s Board of Directors accepted the LELB as an Observer Member during its meeting on January 28, 2022. The LELB’s request for Full Membership in the ILC will be taken up in Kenya in September 2022 at the ILC’s next World Conference.
In photo: Rev. Dr. Andris Krauliņš (LELB International Affairs), ILC General Secretary Timothy Quill, and LELB Archbishop Jānis Vanags.
Abridged from the ILC official blog