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Kathryn L. Johnson has been named director of ELCA Ecumenical and Inter-Religious Relations effective September 2015.


​This August a group of young adults from the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) will begin their service with the newly established Lutheran Church in Cambodia. Cambodia is the newest country location for the ELCA’s Young Adults in Global Mission program, an international mission opportunity for young people ages 21 to 29.


In an endeavor to learn, share and deepen dialogue with Christian partners around the world, ELCA Presiding Bishop Elizabeth A. Eaton led a delegation of ELCA leaders Feb. 1-13, 2015, to meet with religious leaders in London, Geneva and Rome.


ELCA Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton expressed her condolences and offered support and prayer to the "Coptic Church family" following the news of the martyrdom of 21 Egyptian Coptic Christians in Libya at the hands of ISIS terrorists.


Seeking to renew and revitalize their ministry, youth and family workers from across the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) gathered in Detroit Jan. 30 – Feb. 2 for the ELCA Youth Ministry Network’s 19th-annual Extravaganza.


In her first visit to the Middle East as ELCA presiding bishop, the Rev. Elizabeth A. Eaton led a delegation Jan. 11-17 to meet with leaders and members of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Jordan and the Holy Land – a companion church of the ELCA. The delegation also met with political and religious leaders, including a meeting with the Council of Religious Institutions of the Holy Land.


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