Evangelical Lutheran Church in America

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December 4, 2008

Leaders of the Episcopal Church and the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America in the state of Michigan have issued a pastoral letter calling on the U.S. Congress to consider the parable of the Good Samaritan as it consider a financial bailout of the Michigan-based auto industry.

 

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November 7, 2008

Exploring relationships between science, food and faith, more than 100 participants traveled to Faith Lutheran Church in Clive, Iowa October 31-November 2 for the "Food and Faith: Making the Connection" conference.

 

Scientists from many disciplines, members of clergy, and persons...

January 30, 2008

Citing "staggering statistics about the global refugee crisis," Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori joined Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) Presiding Bishop Mark Hanson in issuing a joint statement on January 30 calling attention to the plight of refugees.

"We are...

January 30, 2008

The 14-member Lutheran-Episcopal Coordinating Committee (LECC) recently met to learn about one of the most successful local partnerships under the Called to Common Mission (CCM) full-communion agreement.

The LECC meets at least twice a year, and reports annually to the participating...

August 8, 2007

The biennial Churchwide Assembly of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), which began meeting August 6 at the Navy Pier in Chicago, has committed to renewed efforts to surpass $25 million in annual giving to the ELCA World Hunger Appeal; expressed concern for genocide in Darfur;...

August 8, 2007

The National Council of Churches USA has named the Rev. Ann Tiemeyer, an experienced community organizer and Lutheran pastor, to the post of program director for Women's Ministry.

Tiemeyer, currently director of Koinonia, an urban ministry in New York, will start work with the NCC on...

February 9, 2007

God's Mission in the World, a study guide on global poverty and the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) produced jointly between the Episcopal Church and the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, is now available to purchase and can be ordered from Episcopal Books and Resources online or by...

September 21, 2006

Presiding Bishop Mark S. Hanson of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) speaks about the role of churches in holding governments accountable for the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and upholds the "full communion" relationship between the ELCA and the...

September 13, 2006

"I ask not only on behalf of these, but also on behalf of those who will believe in me through their word, that they may all be one. As you, Father, are in me and I am in you, may they also be in us, so that the world may believe that you have sent me." (John 17: 20-21)

 

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December 31, 2005

Called To Common Mission is an agreement that in 1999 established a new relationship of full communion between the Episcopal Church and the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and opened the way for increased cooperative-mission efforts.

“Full communion” means that each church...

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