In addition to its value as an educative and research-oriented
publication, Journal for Lutheran Ethics is a helpful starting
point for talking about relevant issues in a congregational
setting. JLE provides a wealth of articles on recent events,
Lutheran perspectives and essays in the Lutheran tradition, book
reviews, and more.
JLE has provided this page as a guide to help congregation
leaders, or self-starting, organizing individuals begin thinking
about how ethical discussions might be approached within the
context of the congregation. Below, you will find topics
relevant to the world in which we live in, and how JLE and the ELCA
have provided documents and resources specifically addressing these
Discussing the war in
What does the ELCA say?
For Peace in God's
This social statement is available online at
Also released for help with discussing
this social statement is a congregational study,
also online at:
What have past church bodies had to say?
The American Lutheran
Church issued a statements on:
The Lutheran Church in America issued
The LCA also released a study of conscientious objection to
military service in 1964.