The Metropolitan Chicago Synod is committed to fostering unity between all people for the sake of the world. We encourage the activity of ecumenical life in our congregations and communities, and work to enhance the public commitments of this church in Lutheran, ecumenical, and interfaith discussions.
Together with the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Chicago, our synod has developed a covenant to foster ecumenical understanding and collaboration:
Ecumenical Covenant between The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Metropolitan Chicago Synod and The Roman Catholic Church Archdiocese of Chicago→
Lutheran-Catholic Relations—The Reformation at 500: An Interdenominational Conversation→
The ELCA currently shares full communion partnerships with five church bodies:
To learn more about our ecumenical relationships, e-mail the Rev. Brian Wise, the synod’s Ecumenical Officer, or call him at 630-897-6891.
Find our more about how our synod is divided and organized using our maps:
ELCA Synod Research and Evaluation
The Research and Evaluation unit of the ELCA collects research on each synod, including the Metropolitan Chicago Synod.
Address: 1420 W. Dickens Avenue, Chicago, IL 60614