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The ELCA is the church of “God’s work. Our hands.” About 4 million members in nearly 10,000 congregations organized in 65 synods help make up the primary expressions of this church. Our faith comes through the good news of Jesus Christ and gives us the freedom and the courage to wonder, discover and boldly participate in what God is up to in the world.

ELCA in the News
ELCA members frequently make U.S. secular and religious news headlines. Here’s a list of some current coverage about the ELCA:


Chicago Sun-Times
ELCA congregations and the concealed weapons law read more

Wall Street Journal
ELCA Bishop Robert Alan Rimbo interviewed read more

ABC 20/20
ELCA school featured in segment about children and guns. read more

The Huffington Post
Lutherans adopt ‘The Church and Criminal Justice: Hearing the Cries’ read more

Pittsburg Post-Gazette
Lutherans commit to criminal reform read more

Time Magazine
Meet the women who will lead evangelical Lutherans read more

MSNBC “Morning Joe”
Faith on Fridays: “A woman and her church” (with ELCA Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton) read more

Washington Post
Lutherans take surprise step in electing female presiding bishop read more

“God’s work. Our hands.” Sunday feature of Christ Lutheran Church, Roanoke, Va. read more

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