We, as a church, are more robust when working together.
The ELCIC is active in the mission and ministry of the Lutheran World Federation, the World Council of Churches, Canadian Council of Churches and KAIROS. Through our partnership with Canadian Lutheran World Relief and its participation in ACT Alliance, the ELCIC's ecumenical work and interfaith witness is felt in every corner of the globe.
We are able to grow and witness more credibly, thanks to our various partnerships and relationships from within the Lutheran church, other denominations, and with people of different faith backgrounds.
The ELCIC enjoys a full-communion relationship with the Anglican Church of Canada (ACC). This relationship came about as the result of the Waterloo Declaration (2001). Lutheran and Anglican clergy may now serve in each other’s parishes, while many joint services and events continue to take place across the church.
A Joint Anglican-Lutheran Commission (JALC) provides oversight for the ACC-ELCIC full-communion relationship. The Commission meets twice yearly and maintains close ties with a similar agency — the Lutheran-Episcopal Coordinating Committee (LECC) — which binds The Episcopal Church (USA) and the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America in their own decade-long full-communion relationship.
The JALC maintains a Directory of Waterloo Ministries wherein communities share rostered or ordained ministers, worship, facilities and programs.
Produced by the JALC, the Anglican-Lutheran Cycle of Prayer is designed for use in communities of the Anglican Church of Canada and ELCIC. For each Sunday, there are intentions for specific dioceses, synods and/or groups. While we pray for our world and neighbours without ceasing, we are invited to pray especially for our Anglican sisters and brothers with whom we are in full communion.
The Evangelical Lutheran church in Canada participates in two interfaith dialogues sponsored by the Canadian Council of Churches (CCC).