Ninth Biennial Convention
Augustana University College, Cambros AB
June 12 - 15, 2003
At the March 2003 meeting, National Church Council took the following actions related to the war in Iraq:
- That National Church Council express its appreciation to Bishop Schultz for his letters opposing war in Iraq.
- That Bishop Schultz communicate to Prime Minister Chrétien the ELCIC's support for the decision of the Government of Canada not to participate in military action against Iraq; to urge the government to consider ways for Canada to offer humanitarian aid and redevelopment assistance for the people of Iraq; and to encourage the government to redouble it efforts to strengthen multilateral institutions such as the United Nations to ensure common human security.
- That the ELCIC delegates to the Lutheran World Federation Assembly encourage the LWF to urge the United Nations to complete the drafting and adoption of the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous People.