Category: ELCA

Bishop Eaton Issues Pastoral Message On Iran

“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God” (Matthew 5:9). The current crisis between the United States and Iran is worrisome for many of us in...

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Rick Steves: Why I Support ELCA World Hunger

Hear from travel author, TV host and Lutheran Rick Steves about why he chooses to support ELCA World Hunger. ELCA World Hunger is a recipient of a climate-smart grant from...

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ELCA Presiding Bishop Responds to Anti-Semitic Incidents in New York

​December 30, 2019 Today is the last day of Hanukkah, the Jewish festival of lights commemorating the rededication of the Second Temple in Jerusalem. As our Jewish siblings lighted the...

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New Lutheran Advocacy Video Resource Available

A new Lutheran Advocacy video is available for everyone to access and share how we are church together for the sake of the world God loves.  In addition to explaining...

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Golden Rule 2020: Add Your Name to Call for Dignity and Respect in Politics

November 3, 2019, marks one year before the national elections. Many churches are demonstrating their concern about the polarization in our country by being part of Golden Rule 2020. The...

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ELCA, Church of Sweden and The Episcopal Church Issue Climate Commitment

​The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) joins the Church of Sweden and The Episcopal Church in a commitment to work together to advocate for national and international policies that...

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Policy Council Gathers for Annual Retreat

The LAMPa Policy Council recently gathered at Camp Hebron, Halifax, for their annual retreat.  The group engaged in discernment about strategic direction as policy council to support LAMPa’s mission and...

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ELCA Bishop Elizabeth Eaton Shares Pastoral Message on Racism and White Supremacy

“There is no longer Jew or Greek, there is no longer slave or free, there is no longer male and female; for all of you are one in Christ Jesus”...

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Declaration of the ELCA To People of African Descent

On June 27, 2019, the Church Council of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America adopted the following declaration as a statement addressed to people of African descent. “There is no...

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2019 ELCA Churchwide Assembly Summary of Actions

​Gathering under the theme “We are church,” voting members of the 2019 Churchwide Assembly of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) made a number of key decisions to further...

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