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ELCA news releases are detailed accounts describing events and ministires of the ELCA


06/10/2014

In support of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's proposed rule on carbon emissions, the presiding bishops of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and The Episcopal Church said in a June 5 joint statement that the rule is a "critical step toward safeguarding the lives and livelihood of future generations."​

06/09/2014

The Rev. Michael L. Rhyne, East Freedom, Pa., was elected June 7 to a six-year term as bishop of the ELCA Allegheny Synod during the Synod Assembly June 5-7 at the Blair County Convention Center in Altoona, Pa.​

06/09/2014

The ELCA provided a second contribution of $1 million to Lutheran World Relief to support the next phases of disaster response work in the Philippines after Typhoon Haiyan struck there this past fall.​

06/03/2014

The Rev. John S. Macholz, Rochester, N.Y., was elected June 3 to a six-year term as bishop of the Upstate New York Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) during the Synod Assembly June 1-3 at the Riverside Convention Center in Rochester.​

05/22/2014

More than 30 U.S. Christian, Jewish and Muslim religious leaders -- including the Rev. Elizabeth A. Eaton, ELCA presiding bishop -- have declared that "the time for Israeli-Palestinian peace is now." In a May 21 letter to U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, the leaders also wrote that "achieving peace needs your continued, determined engagement."​

05/21/2014

In observance of May’s National Mental Health Awareness Month, members of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) recall their commitment to providing a community of support for all those who suffer from mental illness, their families and caregivers.​


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