Full communion

By on October 1, 2009

Even as their churches grapple with internal debates over homosexuality, two of the largest Protestant denominations in the United States have agreed to share ministers and resources in a “full communion” accord.

The agreement, approved on Aug. 20 at the bi-annual assembly in Minneapolis of the Evangelical Lutheran Church, connects the 4.6 million-member ELCA with the United Methodist Church, which has 11 million members.

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