ELCA Churchwide Assembly Action CA87.30.13
Passed by the 1987 Churchwide Assembly in Columbus, Ohio.
Whereas, the Commission for a New Lutheran Church has had staff persons of the uniting churches review the various social statements adopted by the uniting churches to determine if such statements were held in common; and
Whereas, the Commission for a New Lutheran Church has determined that the social statements of the uniting churches are not sufficiently similar to provide social statements for adoption by the Constituting Conventions; now, therefore, it is herebyResolved
RESOLVED, that the Constituting Convention of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America: a. receive the social statements of the existing churches as historical documents of the predecessor bodies; and b. instruct the Commission for Church in Society to set priorities in regard to the issues to be studied.