Magazine article Anglican Journal

Anglican, Lutheran Youth Join Forces

Magazine article Anglican Journal

Anglican, Lutheran Youth Join Forces

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The Primate's World Relief and Development Fund (PWRDF) and Canadian Lutheran World Relief (CLWR) have launched their first joint national youth project to help build communities in developing countries.

In 2001, the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada (ELCIC) and the Anglican Church of Canada achieved Full Communion. This means each church recognizes the rites, services, sacraments and clerical orders of the other.

Anglican and Lutheran youth, who gathered for the first Canadian Lutheran Anglican Youth (CLAY) in London, Ont. in August, were challenged to raise $60,000 to help 12 communities by 2012. The program, called "12 for 12: Developing Full Communities," is based on the premise that it takes about $5,000 to equip a community with the resources needed to begin sustainable development.

The Lutherans have a long-established tradition of connecting these kinds of projects with youth gatherings. …

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