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In observance of World Malaria Day April 25, the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) is striving to raise $250,000 by May 2 to help begin anti-malaria work in Namibia, where 73 percent of the population is at risk of contracting the deadly disease.​


In an effort to support hunger-fighting organizations in the United States, the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) awarded 401 grants totaling nearly $1 million through its ELCA World Hunger program. The annual domestic hunger grants support ELCA congregations, social ministry organizations and community-based nonprofits working to address poverty, hunger and related social justice issues.


The Rev. Elizabeth A. Eaton, ELCA presiding bishop, offers prayers for survivors and families of the three people who were shot and killed April 13 when a man opened fire outside a Jewish community center and a nearby retirement community in Overland Park, Kan., a suburb of Kansas City, Mo.​


ELCA Presiding Bishop Elizabeth A. Eaton asked the U.S. Senate in an April 8 letter to consider legislation that would raise the federal minimum wage to $10.10 an hour as part of an overall strategy to reduce poverty in the United States.​


The ELCA Church Council received a final report from a committee charged with overseeing resolutions that addressed the organizational "ecology" of the ELCA. The council, which met here April 4-6, received with gratitude the report that outlines ways in which these resolutions have changed the ELCA.​


Passionate about social justice, especially the rights of women and gender equality in the world today, a group representing the ELCA attended the United Nations 58th Commission on the Status of Women held in New York City. One critical understanding they came away with is that without social and economic change, gender inequality continues to grow.​


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