ELCA Studies on Sexuality Timeline
ELCA Churchwide Assembly Action CA03.06.27
Passed by the 2003 Churchwide Assembly in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
To receive the memorials of the Nebraska Synod, Central/Southern Illinois Synod, Northwestern Pennsylvania Synod, Southwestern Pennsylvania Synod, Allegheny Synod, Lower Susquehanna Synod, and West Virginia-Western Maryland Synod related to the time line for the decision by the Churchwide Assembly of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America on the blessing of committed same-gender relationships and the 2003 Churchwide Assembly: Preliminary Minutes Plenary Session Eleven X Page 91 ordination of approved candidates in committed same-gender relationships;
To acknowledge the continuing discussion throughout this church in response to the ELCA Studies on Sexuality, “Journey Together Faithfully: A Call to Study and Dialogue,” and to acknowledge the need for continuing conversations, dialogue, study, and discernment of these issues;
To support the ongoing work of the ELCA Studies on Sexuality, as they continue to address and respond to the 2001 Churchwide Assembly resolutions on the blessing of committed same gender relationships, the ordination of approved candidates in committed same-gender relationships, and development of a social statement on human sexuality; and
To decline to alter the time line established by the 2001 Churchwide Assembly.