Striving in its mission to engage academic populations in the principles of discipleship and relationship-building according to the teachings of Jesus Christ, the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) Campus Ministry programs are working to help campus communities address racism.
Lifting up a number of topics that will help move forward the mission and ministry of the ELCA, an Oct. 1-6 meeting here of the ELCA Conference of Bishops was framed by a commitment to engage the more than 3.7 million-member church in deep conversations about Mission Support, theological education and more.
Members of the ELCA offer prayers for all those affected by the devastating flooding in South Carolina. To date, 14 people have died as a result of the storm that began Oct. 1 and has brought the heaviest rainfall in the state since Hurricane Hugo struck in 1989, killing 27.
Recognizing the distinct role faith communities play in helping restore the dignity of those infected and affected by HIV and AIDS, Asian and Pacific companion churches and organizations of the ELCA gathered in Chiang Mai, Thailand, Sept. 21-25 for a conference on HIV and AIDS hosted by ELCA’s Global Mission.
In its commitment to supporting seminary students preparing for ministry, the ELCA – through the ELCA Fund for Leaders – awarded scholarships to students attending the eight seminaries of the ELCA for the 2015-16 academic year.
As the monsoon season comes to an end in Nepal, the ELCA will continue to work with partners there to resume earthquake reconstruction efforts and prepare for the winter season.