Inter-Religious Relations

We reside in a rich, multi-religious world. Given such diversity, what does it mean to be Lutheran? Members of the ELCA share a responsibility for this church’s relationships with people of other faiths and traditions.

Over the years, the ELCA has been engaged most deeply in Lutheran-Jewish and Lutheran-Muslim relations. Broader interfaith work has been undertaken through ecumenical bodies, such as the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the USA, and through interfaith coalitions such as Religions for Peace – USA.

"If it is possible, so far as it depends on you, live peaceably with all." — Romans 12:18