Category: ELCA

ELCA Advocacy Cafes Bring Conversation, Education, to Election Season

Our Christian faith compels us to attend to the world through the lens of our relationship to God and to one another. Sometimes, we may echo the sentiment: The world’s...

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Presiding Bishop Issues Pastoral Message on SCOTUS Ruling Regarding Roe v. Wade

Dear church,   Whatever personal perspective one might take on the June 24 abortion ruling from the Supreme Court, it is the legal framework in which we now minister, and...

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Introducing the Young Adult Community Resource Grant

From ELCA Young Adults: Young adults long for in-person connection, now more than ever after years of isolation. In response, ELCA Young Adult Ministry has launched a grant that will...

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Presiding Bishop Issues Pastoral Message on Abortion

Our unity as Christians is through Jesus Christ, the One who embodies God’s grace among us. Every day we dive into our baptism, through which God promises grace and mercy...

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Praying and Acting in Love for Our Ukrainian Neighbors

A Prayer of Christian Faith for Ukraine    O Lord, God of life, as you care for all creation, give us your peace. May our security come not from weapons,...

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General Assembly Considering Election Law Changes

States around the country are still dealing with issues that converged in the 2020 election — from overwhelmed county elections offices and voting infrastructure to a crippled U.S. Postal Service...

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Climate Impact Report Highlights Pennsylvania’s Challenges

By mid-century, the commonwealth will experience a 5.9 degree rise in temperature, according to the latest Pennsylvania Climate Impacts Assessment. This increase will impact areas already prone to extreme weather...

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Commemoration of the Martyrdom of the Emanuel 9

As part of the 2019 ELCA Churchwide Assembly, voting members adopted a resolution designating June 17 as a commemoration of the martyrdom of the Emanuel 9—the nine people shot and...

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LAMPa Welcomes Donna Skinner Echols to Policy Council

LAMPa is very happy to welcome Donna Skinner Echols to Policy Council as a representative of Southeastern Pennsylvania Synod! Donna has 42 years of experience in the development, management, monitoring...

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Pennsylvania Seminary and Synods Mark Rogation

“Lord, let me heart be good soil.” – ELW, Hymn 512  Across Pennsylvania synods and seminary campuses have been marking the season of rogation. “Rogation days” are a historic way of...

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