Recent News Stories
ELCA news releases are detailed accounts describing events and ministires of the ELCA
The Rev. Michael L. Rhyne, East Freedom, Pa., was elected June 7 to a six-year term as bishop of the ELCA Allegheny Synod during the Synod Assembly June 5-7 at the Blair County Convention Center in Altoona, Pa.
The ELCA provided a second contribution of $1 million to Lutheran World Relief to support the next phases of disaster response work in the Philippines after Typhoon Haiyan struck there this past fall.
The Rev. John S. Macholz, Rochester, N.Y., was elected June 3 to a six-year term as bishop of the Upstate New York Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) during the Synod Assembly June 1-3 at the Riverside Convention Center in Rochester.
More than 30 U.S. Christian, Jewish and Muslim religious leaders -- including the Rev. Elizabeth A. Eaton, ELCA presiding bishop -- have declared that "the time for Israeli-Palestinian peace is now." In a May 21 letter to U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, the leaders also wrote that "achieving peace needs your continued, determined engagement."
In observance of May’s National Mental Health Awareness Month, members of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) recall their commitment to providing a community of support for all those who suffer from mental illness, their families and caregivers.
The Rev. Gerald L. Mansholt, Appleton, Wis., was elected May 17 to a six-year term as bishop of the East–Central Synod of Wisconsin of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) during the Synod Assembly May 16-17 at the KI Convention Center in Green Bay, Wis.