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Lutheran leaders condemn attacks in Beirut, Paris


Lutheran leaders in the United States and worldwide are condemning the Nov. 12-13 attacks that resulted in loss of lives in Beirut and Paris.

ELCA presiding bishop continues call to confront racism


As racism remains an enduring crisis in the United States, ELCA Presiding Bishop Elizabeth A. Eaton is continuing her call to the 3.7 million member church to address the complexity and implications of the issue in "Confronting Racism: A Holy Yearning" – a live webcast Jan. 14 at 8 p.m. (CS​​T). This is Eaton's second live webcast on the topic of racism.

ELCA seminaries explore shared learning exchange


More than 70 representatives of the ELCA eight seminaries convened Nov. 1 for a two-day session to envision what a  "common learning exchange" could mean for the church's theological education network.

Lutherans, Catholics 'on the way' to greater unity


Drawing on 50 years of national and international dialogue, Lutherans and Catholics have made available Oct. 30 Declaration on the Way: Church, Ministry and Eucharist – a unique ecumenical document that marks a pathway toward greater unity between Catholics and Lutherans.

Craig Settlage, former director for ELCA Mission Support, dies


The Rev. A. Craig Settlage, former director for ELCA Mission Support, died Oct. 21 in Bradenton, Fla. He was 73. A memorial service will be held Oct. 29 at 3 p.m. at Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Venice, Fla.

ELCA members offer support for those impacted by California wildfires


Some ELCA members affected by wildfires in Northern California said that their faith, family and friends sustained them during a difficult time.


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