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Entre 1978 ate 1988 atua como docente na Faculdade de Teologia da IECLB, em Sao Leopoldo.
The IECLB continued to struggle to find its identity between its German roots and its efforts to become truly Brazilian.
At the same time, social issues became more and more pressing inside the IECLB. Many of its members, originally small farmers in southern Brazil, migrated to other states, especially to the Amazon region, and became involved in land conflicts and related social issues.
Seven denominations are represented on the board of the IEPG in Sao Leopoldo: Episcopal Anglican, Evangelical Lutheran (1ELB, Missouri Synod), Evangelical Church of Lutheran Confession (IECLB), Independent Presbyterian, Methodist, Seventh-day Adventist, and United Presbyterian.
EST has interaction with ELCA seminaries through the sister relationship of the parent denomination, IECLB, with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA).
Even so, the National Bishops' Conference continues to be an important organ commenting frequently on public issues, as does the IECLB leadership.
The Evangelical Church of the Lutheran Confession in Brazil (IECLB) suffered a heavy blow when the Lutheran World Federation (LWF) transferred its 5th assembly scheduled for Porto Alegre, in 1970, to Evian on Lake Geneva.
(39) This was the reason for holding a national forum on "Unity: Context and Identity" of the IECLB in 2004.