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News Releases

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

2020 Hein-Fry Book of Faith Challenge

10/06/2020

​In an increasing polarized world, biblical citations do not always serve their primary intent of reflecting God's love. Under the theme "The Bible – Word, Not Weapon," the 2020 Hein-Fry Book of Faith Challenge will address how Bible verses taken out of context can become weapons that discredit others or justify cruel treatment of those portrayed as different.

Anne Edison-Albright elected bishop of the ELCA East Central Synod of Wisconsin

09/30/2020

The Rev. Anne Edison-Albright, Decorah, Iowa, was elected Sept. 26 to serve a six-year term as bishop of the East Central Synod of Wisconsin of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA). The election took place during an online synod assembly.

Patricia Lull reelected bishop of the ELCA Saint Paul Area Synod

09/29/2020

The Rev. Patricia J. Lull was elected Sept. 25 to serve a second six-year term as bishop of the Saint Paul Area Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA). The election took place during an online synod assembly.