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Ecumenical relations internationally

Over the last century, the ecumenical movement has shaped the Church of Norway’s identity and profile in many ways. Participation in ecumenical organisations and agreements are part of and expressions of the Church of Norway’s commitment to church unity.

International ecumenical organisations and agreements
The Church of Norway is among the founding and active members of the World Council of Churches (WCC), the Lutheran World Federation (LWF) and the Conference of European Churches (CEC).

The Church of Norway has signed the “Porvoo Agreement”, by which Nordic and Baltic Lutheran churches and the Anglican churches of Great Britain and Ireland affirm each other’s proclamation, sacraments and ministries.

The Church of Norway has also signed the “Leuenberg Concord”, which is an ecumenical agreement between the reformation churches in Europe. The agreement with the Methodist Church, “The Church – A Community of Grace”, links the Church of Norway with the Methodist Church of Northern Europe.

Bilateral, ecumenical agreements
In addition to these multilateral ecumenical agreements, The Church of Norway has signed formal agreements of cooperation with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Jordan and the Holy Land, the Evangelical Church of Lutheran Confession in Brazil, and the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Southern Africa.

The Church of Norway also cooperates with other churches through the Norwegian Church Aid and in collaboration with Norwegian mission organisations. 

Kontaktinformasjon for Church of Norway

The Church of Norway web-site is presented by the communication department in the Church of Norway National Council.

Telph. +47 23 08 12 00, 

Web-editor: Svend Ole Kvilesjø
Director of Communication: Ingeborg Dybvig