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August 14, 2013

Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Presiding Bishop-elect Elizabeth A. Eaton and her husband, the Rev. Conrad Selnick, an Episcopal priest, react shortly after her Aug. 14 election. Photo: ELCA

[Episcopal News Service] The Rev. Elizabeth A. Eaton was elected...

June 19, 2013

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] En el Día Mundial del Refugiado, el 20 de junio de 2013, la Obispa Presidenta de la Iglesia Episcopal Katharine Jefferts Schori y el Obispo Presidente  de la Iglesia Evangélica Luterana en América (ELCA) Mark S. Hanson, han emitido la...

August 16, 2012

 

There have been “sins of commission and sins of omission” committed in relation to the Indian residential schools in Canada, said Susan Johnson, the national bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada (ELCIC) .

And while the ELCIC may not have operated residential...

December 14, 2011

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs] The Lutheran-Anglican-Episcopal leadership of Canada and the United States met on December 8 at the Episcopal Church Center in New York City.

Attending were:

The Rev. Mark Hanson Presiding Bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in...

April 25, 2011

Anglican, Episcopal and Lutheran leaders in the United States and Canada have issued a joint pastoral letter to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the churches' full-communion relationships saying that they "look forward to the development of fuller relationships that will lead to a common...

January 4, 2011

By: The Public Affairs Office

In honor of the tenth anniversary of full communion between The Episcopal Church and the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), Prayers of the People have been prepared for use by congregations in both denominations.

“The Episcopal Church and the ELCA are celebrating the tenth...

February 4, 2010

Presiding Bishop Mark S. Hanson of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America met with Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams for a private hour-long meeting Feb. 4 at Lambeth Palace in London.

Hanson said the two leaders discussed strengthening Anglican-Lutheran relationships,...

August 20, 2009

The 2009 Churchwide Assembly of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) on August 21 approved opening the ministry of the church to pastors and other professional workers living in committed same-gender relationships.

The resolution passed by a vote of 559 to 451 and overturns...

August 20, 2009

The Churchwide Assembly of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) by a two-thirds majority August 19 approved a theological statement addressing human sexuality, setting the stage for an anticipated vote Friday on whether to allow pastors in committed same-sex relationships to serve...

April 6, 2009

The Evangelical Lutheran Church of Ecuador and the Episcopal Diocese of Central Ecuador celebrated an agreement of intercommunion and fraternity in the Lutheran Church in Quito on April 3.

The celebration was held at the Evangelical Lutheran church in Quito, Ecuador's capital. The church...

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