For immediate release
The Anglican Church of Canada (ACC) and the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada (ELCIC) will hold an evening of Christian–Muslim friendship and learning on Tuesday January 28th, from 7-9 PM, at Huron University College, in London, Ont. This event will commemorate the official launch of www.acommonword.ca – an ACC—ELCIC joint online resource for Christian Muslim Dialogue.
Archbishop Linda Nicholls of the ACC and National Bishop Susan Johnson of the ELCIC will be in attendance, and will be participating in portions of the evening’s program. During this event, the Primate and National Bishop will formally express the commitment of the two churches to undertake in Christian–Muslim Dialogue, and will officially become signatories of the global Common Word initiative.
Dr. Ingrid Mattson, a renowned Muslim scholar, and one of the original 138 signatories of the A Common Word Between Us and You letter will be one of the speakers at the event, in addition to other Muslim and Christian leaders.
Seeking a Common Word welcomes Canadian Christians and Canadian Muslims who want to know one another more deeply, and who would like to grow in understanding of their respective faith traditions, to join in this evening of learning, friendship and community building.
Light refreshments will be served.
For media inquiries, please contact:
Communications Coordinator, ACC
416-924-9199, ext. 269
Trina Gallop Blank
Director of Communications, ELCIC
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