Confronting racism

Aug 14, 2015


ELCA Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton and William B. Horne II, a member of the ELCA Church Council, held a live webcast conversation Aug. 6 on the complexity and implications of racism.

Bishop Eaton zip lines

Jul 27, 2015


While zip lining at the 2015 Youth Gathering in Detroit, ELCA Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton had fun but kept a tight grip. In her life, she says, she also used to “white-knuckle it,” trying to hold on and manage everything. “But,” she says, “when I realized if I just let go, God was right there, and I can fall and not be afraid.” 

Our malaria moment

Jun 30, 2015

Our malaria moment

We have just $500,000 left to raise for the ELCA Malaria Campaign! ELCA members and congregations have given more than $14.5 million to fund the initiatives of our Lutheran companions and partners in Africa. Thank you! Our commitment to these programs is $15 million. Help us to fully fund all of this life-saving work! Click here to give now.

Baltimore faith leaders call for dialogue, respect and unity

Apr 28, 2015

Baltimore bishop

Baltimore's faith leaders came together on the steps of the Episcopal Cathedral April 23 to make a statement about the current crisis in Baltimore, following the tragic death of Freddie Gray. Wolfgang Herz-Lane, bishop of the ELCA Delaware-Maryland Synod, delivers a statement on behalf of the faith leaders.

An ELCA bishop goes on tour

Apr 15, 2015

Hazelwood tour screenshot

Bishop James Hazelwood of the ELCA New England Synod, will be on tour this spring to talk about what’s next for Lutherans in New England – one of the most “unchurched” regions in the United States. In a series of town hall conversations to be held in ELCA congregations there, Bishop Hazelwood will engage ELCA members on how “we are church together,” outreach, stewardship and more. What T-shirt will he be wearing on tour? View this video to find out. And then click here to learn more about the tour.

Presiding Bishop Eaton’s 2015 Easter message

Apr 05, 2015

Eaton 2015 Easter message

“We have grown used to the story of the resurrection,” says ELCA Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton. “The good news brings hope and comfort. It brings freedom and joy. But I don’t think it causes [in the words of Mark’s Gospel] terror and amazement. Maybe we are missing something.”