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The ELCA Conference of Bishops has begun a new conversation about how the denomination funds its various ministries and expressions, particularly in a climate where giving patterns have changed.​


ELCA Presiding Bishop Elizabeth A. Eaton and Anglican, Episcopal and Lutheran leaders have issued a call to peace and prayer for Ukraine in a March 5 statement.​


Two of the 26 colleges and universities of the ELCA have named new presidents: Rebecca M. Bergman will become the 17th president of Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, Minn., and Paula J. Carlson will become the 10th president of Luther College in Decorah, Iowa. 


The Rev. Peter J. L. Perella, 35, director for worship formation and liturgical resources at the ELCA churchwide organization, died Feb. 24 of sinus cancer. The funeral will be held March 2 at 3:00 p.m. at Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd in Lancaster, Pa.​


The ELCA will provide $700,000 in humanitarian assistance to help support those affected by the violence in South Sudan. The funds will be disbursed through Lutheran Disaster Response-International to The Lutheran World Federation.


ELCA Presiding Bishop Elizabeth A. Eaton has requested that the U.S. government allocate a portion of its bilateral support to the Palestinian National Authority to paying its debt to Augusta Victoria Hospital, located on the Mount of Olives in Jerusalem.


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