The Lutheran World Federation and the Catholic Church - Joint Declaration on the Doctrine of Justification
History was made in Augsburg, Germany, the site for the signing of the Joint Declaration on the Doctrine of Justification on October 31, 1999. View a copy of the worship service used at the 1999 ELCA Churchwide Assembly.
Learn along with Christians everywhere what this means for the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and other LWF members churches and the Roman Catholic Church by reading the Joint Declaration on the Doctrine of Justification. Visit the Lutheran World Federation Web site to read more about this historic event.
Study The Joint Declaration in your congregation using the study resources prepared jointly by the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada and the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops.
View other Lutheran/Roman Catholic resources available from the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. Also visit the new Lutheran World Federation - North America site for updates and information.
Ishmael Noko of the Lutheran World Federation and
Bishop Kasper, Secretary, Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity,
two of the signers of the Joint Declaration on October 31, 1999.