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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.​

05/19/2014

The Rev. Gerald L. Mansholt, Appleton, Wis., was elected May 17 to a six-year term as bishop of the East–Central Synod of Wisconsin of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) during the Synod Assembly May 16-17 at the KI Convention Center in Green Bay, Wis. ​

05/19/2014

The Rev. Patricia J. Lull, St. Paul, Minn., was elected May 17 to a six-year term as bishop of the ELCA Saint Paul Area Synod during the Synod Assembly May 16-17 held at Peace Lutheran Church in Burnsville, Minn.​

05/19/2014

CHICAGO (ELCA) -- The Rev. Abraham D. Allende, Canton, Ohio, was elected May 17 to a six-year term as bishop of the ELCA Northeastern Ohio Synod during the Synod Assembly May 15-17, 2014, held at the John S. Knight Center in Akron, Ohio.​

05/16/2014

The Rev. David J. Lose, Kennett Square, Pa., has been named president of The Lutheran Theological Seminary in Philadelphia effective at the start of the 2014 academic year. The seminary is one of eight of the ELCA.​


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