Since Finland joined the European Union in 1995, the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Finland has been actively involved in discussions about its future. The church seeks to maintain a dialogue with the EU and, on occasion, to influence decision making at a national and EU-wide level.
This work has a strongly ecumenical dimension. Under the Charta Oecumenica (2001), the churches declare their support for European integration and affirm the continent's Christian heritage as a source for both its inspiration and enrichment. With other European churches, the ELCF works for a humane and socially aware Europe charectarized by the upholding of human rights and the basic rights of peace, justice, freedom, tolerance, participation and solidarity.
Lena Kumlin (Legal Adviser on EU Affairs)
Church Council, Satamakatu 11 A, 00160 Helsinki
Phone +358-9-180 2234, mobile +358-50-430 3953, e-mail lena.kumlin(at)evl.fi