Since Finland joined the European Union in 1995, the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Finland has been actively involved in discussions about the EU’s future. We seek to maintain a dialogue with the EU and, on occasion, to influence decision-making at a national and pan-EU level.
This work has a strongly ecumenical dimension. Under the Charta Oecumenica (2001) of the Conference of European Churches, member churches declare their support for European integration and affirm the continent’s Christian heritage as a source of inspiration and enrichment. The Evangelical Lutheran Church of Finland works with other European churches for a humane and socially aware Europe characterised by the upholding of human rights and the basic rights of peace, justice, freedom, tolerance, participation and solidarity.Our vision is