News Releases

ELCA news releases are detailed accounts describing events and ministries of the ELCA

Lutheran Services in America and the ELCA Expand Partnership to Address Systematic Barriers for Black, Brown and Indigenous Children and Youth


The ELCA awarded Lutheran Services in America a $1 million grant over two years to deepen and extend the impact of its Results Innovation Lab, a national program dedicated to achieving equitable outcomes for 20,000 children, youth and families by 2024. 

ELCA and Catholic Church Meet for 13th National Ecumenical Dialogue


​Theologians and scholars representing the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) and the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) met Dec. 6-8, 2022, to engage in an ecumenical, theological dialogue at St. Mary's Seminary & University in Baltimore.

ELCA presiding bishop issues message on death of Pope Benedict XVI


ELCA Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton has issued a message on the death of Pope Benedict XVI.

Lamont Wells named executive director of Network of ELCA Colleges and Universities


​The Rev. Lamont Wells has been named executive director of the Network of ELCA Colleges and Universities (NECU), effective Jan. 3, 2023.

ELCA introduces Journi


​The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) is pleased to introduce Journi, a web-based tool designed to help people discern their call to leadership in the ELCA.

ELCA Receives Lilly Grant to Support Compelling Preaching Initiative


​The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) has received a $1 million grant from Lilly Endowment Inc. to help establish the ELCA Compelling Preaching: Transformed Listeners Initiative.