Khader El-Yateem appointed Executive Director for ELCA Service and Justice

January 17th, 2024|

CHICAGO (Jan. 17, 2024) — The Rev. Khader El-Yateem has been appointed executive director of the Service and Justice home area of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA). El-Yateem will begin his service March 18. “I am excited about Pastor El-Yateem bringing his relationship-building skills to the churchwide organization,”

North American Church Leaders Call for Peace in Holy Land in Advent Prayer Resource

November 30th, 2023|

CHICAGO (Nov. 30, 2023) — The leaders of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada (ELCIC), the Anglican Church of Canada (ACC) and The Episcopal Church (TEC) have released the Churches Beyond Borders 2023 Advent Cycle of Prayer. The prayer resource calls for justice

ELCA Releases Draft Social Message on Gun-Related Violence and Trauma

October 20th, 2023|

The ELCA is developing a social message about gun-related violence and trauma. Social messages are ELCA teaching documents that draw from existing social teaching but throw a fuller and sharper spotlight on a particular social issue. The draft’s themes focus on trauma, public health, and an ethic of shared responsibility

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