Martin Luther was eight years old when Christopher Columbus set sail from Europe and landed in the Western Hemisphere. Luther was a young monk and priest when Michaelangelo was painting the Sistine Chapel in Rome...
Assignment completes candidacy for all people, including those ordained in another Lutheran church or Christian tradition, moving them toward first call and admittance to the appropriate roster in the ELCA...
The ELCA Conference of Bishops' Ecumenical and Inter-Religious Liaison Committee and the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops' Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs Committee commemorate the 500th anniversary of the Reformation by signing a joint statement during a Lutheran-Catholic service of Common Prayer.
Martin Luther posted his “Ninety-Five Theses” in Wittenberg on Oct. 31, 1517, and the resulting debate about Christian teaching and practice led to changes that have shaped the course of Western Christianity for almost 500 years.
Lutheran Disaster Response is now the disaster response ministry of the ELCA in the United States and around the world. The ELCA was previously engaged in a cooperative domestic disaster ministry with The Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod, referred to as Lutheran Disaster Response. Since The Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod’s decision to end its participation in this cooperative work, Lutheran Disaster Response has become a ministry exclusively of the ELCA.
If you would like to learn more about this change and how it will affect the work of the ELCA in disaster response, check out our Frequently Asked Questions. Please download and use the new Lutheran Disaster Response logo.
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