From Selma to Montgomery

Lutherans commemorate 50th anniversary of Selma-to-Montgomery civil rights march.

500th anniversary of the Lutheran Reformation

ELCA members make plans for the 500th anniversary of the Reformation.

The Campaign for the ELCA

Nearly $45 million raised for Always Being Made New: The Campaign for the ELCA.

“God’s Work. Our hands.” Sunday

The 2015 dedicated day of service is Sunday, Sept. 13.


05/28/2015

For the Rev. Ruben Duran, the message is quite clear – "Christ's church is not dying." That's a different message, he says, than what has been widely reported in recent years about the decline in membership among U.S. mainline denominations, such as the 3.8 million-member​ ELCA.

05/26/2015

Lutherans and Catholics in the United States have been in dialogue for the past 50 years. A Service of Thanksgiving and Prayer to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the dialogue will take place May 27 in the chapel of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops Center in Washington, D.C. Lutheran and Catholic leaders will then gather for this sixth meeting of Round XII of the U.S. Lutheran-Catholic Dialogue on the topic of "Faithful Teaching."

05/18/2015

Tenacity, determination and faith – that's how the Rev. Andrea L. Walker described members and leaders of the Lutheran Church in Liberia, as well as people of the West Africa country, in response to their efforts to become Ebola-free. Walker is the ELCA's area program director for Madagascar, West and Central Africa.

05/08/2015

Seventy-nine young adults have accepted the call to serve with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) Young Adults in Global Mission program, an international mission opportunity for 21- to 29-year-olds. In August these young adults will embark on a year of service with ELCA companion churches and organizations around the world.​

05/07/2015

In an effort to continue meeting the needs of earthquake survivors in Nepal, ELCA members have allocated $5​00,000 to support ELCA partners there engaged in relief and emergency assistance.​​​

04/29/2015

In an effort to stand in solidarity with residents of Baltimore as the unrest there continues, the Rev. Wolfgang D. Herz-Lane, bishop of the ELCA Delaware-Maryland Synod based in Baltimore, is encouraging people of faith across the country to step outside their places of worship May 3 for a moment of silence and prayer.