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ELCA chaplains convene for education and training


​Traveling from as far away as Hawaii and Germany, 70 chaplains from the ELCA convened in Chicago for the annual Chaplain Education and Training Event July 26-30. The chaplains, some of whom have recently returned from deployments in Afghanistan, Colombia and Djibouti, serve in the U.S. military, Veterans Affairs (VA) hospitals and federal prisons.

ELCA, Moravian Church observe 15th anniversary of full communion agreement


​This year marks the 15th anniversary of the full communion agreement between the ELCA and the Moravian Church in America.

ELCA presiding bishop to hold live webcast on confronting racism


In an effort to continue understanding the complexity and implications of racism, ELCA Presiding Bishop Elizabeth A. Eaton invites the 3.8 million member church to participate in a live webcast Aug. 6 at 8 p.m. (CDT).

ELCA youth rise up to help residents of Detroit


​Participants of the ELCA Youth Gathering held in Detroit July 15-19 responded to the event’s theme “Rise Up Together” by taking part in neighborhood service projects throughout the Detroit metro area.

ELCA members describe life-changing Youth Gathering


​Life-changing, amazing, unimaginable, and impactful are some of the words members of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) used to describe their experience during the ELCA Youth Gathering meeting here July 15-19.

ELCA members to meet in Atlanta for Worship Jubilee


​Gathering under the theme “Called to be a Living Voice,” members of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) will meet in Atlanta July 19-23 for the ELCA Worship Jubilee and the biennial conference of the Association of Lutheran Church Musicians.


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