Evangelical Lutheran Church in America

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September 13, 2001

Bishop Mark S. Hanson, elected presiding bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America at the August Churchwide Assembly, addressed some 400 members of the national staff at the church headquarters in Chicago, telling them that he comes to his new position 'with deep gratitude to God...

February 18, 2000

Two parallel histories converged in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, on January 27, when the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) and Moravian Church in America celebrated their new agreement, "Following Our Shepherd to Full Communion."

After six years of dialogue and study, two...

January 31, 2000

"This was a first-time acquaintance for all of us," said Dr. Robert C. Holland of Bethesda, Maryland, newly elected chair of the advisory committee for corporate social responsibility of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) after the first meeting with its counterpart committee on...

January 13, 2000

Lutheran opponents to a proposal for full communion between the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) and the Episcopal Church have organized and demanded that church leaders address their concerns.

About 400 delegates from 21 states gathered in St. Paul last November to organize...

December 21, 1998

The Church Council of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America voted during its mid-November meeting to send the current draft of "Called to Common Mission: A Lutheran Proposal for a Revision of the 'Concordat of Agreement'" to the ELCA's 1999 Churchwide Assembly for approval. The document,...

October 26, 1998

Three churches of the Reformed tradition and the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) set aside centuries of disagreement and sealed a historic agreement for "full communion" in a colorful worship service October 4 in Chicago. A procession led by the heads of the four churches moved...

June 24, 1998

In a nine-day meeting here, the Anglican Church of Canada's chief governing body approved legislation bringing the church closer to Lutherans, opposing euthanasia and cloning, and expressing the church's support to partner churches in several oppressed or war-torn countries.

In the first...

June 6, 1997

Don Armentrout considers himself a natural to explain and support the proposed Concordat of Agreement between the Episcopal Church and the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America (ELCA).

Armentrout is an ordained Lutheran minister who has lived, worked and...

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