Lutheran World Federation Welcomes Common Christian Assembly
ELCA news release
Hanson said, "One of the tensions in the global ecumenical movement today concerns the role of the Christian world communions and confessional bodies, and (whether) they are finally contributing toward the greater unity of the church or taking energy away from the ecumenical movement."
"Being Lutheran is to be ecumenical. I can't read the Augsburg Confession without thinking that this was a proposal for the unity of the church, at least the Western church at that time," said Hanson. The Augsburg Confession is a foundational document of the Lutheran Church.