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International Lutheran Council

Besides the Lutheran World Federation, another global body bringing Lutheran churches together is the International Lutheran Council. The ILC came officially into existence in 1993, as the result of a process of formation that began in 1952. The ILC defines itself as "a worldwide association of established confessional Lutheran church bodies which proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ on the basis of an unconditional commitment to the Holy Scriptures as the inspired and infallible word of God and to the Lutheran Confessions contained in the Book of Concord as the true and faithful exposition of the word of God". The International Lutheran Council has 30 member churches representing 3.3 million Christians in the world. The office of the ILC is located in St. Louis, Missouri (USA).

Website: http://www.ilc-online.org/
Member Of: Lutheran churches
Associate Member Of:
Members:
(Within the WCC membership)
Churches:
Other Members:

Africa:

Lutheran Church of Nigeria

Free Evangelical Lutheran Synod in South Africa

Lutheran Church in Southern Africa


Asia:

Lutheran Church of Australia

China Evangelical Lutheran Church

Lutheran Church - Hong Kong Synod

India Evangelical Lutheran Church (UELCI)

Japan Lutheran Church

Lutheran Church in Korea

Lutheran Church in the Philippines

Lanka Lutheran Church (Sri Lanka)


Caribbean:

Evangelical Lutheran Church of Haiti


Europe:

Evangelical Lutheran Free Church of Denmark

Evangelical Lutheran Church of England

Evangelical Lutheran Church - Synod of France and Belgium

Independent Evangelical Lutheran Church (Germany)

Evangelical Lutheran Church of Ingria in Russia


Latin America:

Evangelical Lutheran Church of Argentina

Christian Evangelical Lutheran Church of Bolivia

Evangelical Lutheran Church of Brazil

Evangelical Lutheran Church of the Republic of Chile

Lutheran Church of Guatemala

Lutheran Synod of Mexico

Evangelical Lutheran Church of Paraguay

Lutheran Church of Venezuela


North America:

Lutheran Church - Canada

Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod (USA)


Pacific:

Gutnius Lutheran Church (Papua New Guinea)

Associate Members:
(Within the WCC membership)
Other Associate Members: