Human Sexuality: Gift and Trust expresses ELCA teaching on human sexuality. A social statement is a teaching and policy document that assists us in thinking about and discussing social issues in the context of faith and society. This statement was adopted in 2009 and provides guidance on matters like marriage, family and same-gender relationships.Read the Statement
We are a church that values and encourages diverse voices and lively dialogue.
Find articles authored by LGBTQIA+ church leaders and stories about ministries that affirm people of all sexual orientations and gender identities in Living Lutheran magazine and on LivingLutheran.org.Living Lutheran
This marriage service supplement offers inclusive language for all couples who seek to be married within this church.View the Resource
This four-part conversation series supports congregations as they minister to and with same-sex couples and their families.View the Guide
ELCA Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton celebrates the ways this church and this country have been enriched by the gifts of LGBTQIA+ people.Watch the Video
The court's decision is an important recognition of equal protection under the law for LGBTQIA+ people and for all.Read the statement
ReconcilingWorks is an independent Lutheran, membership-supported organization for the full welcome, inclusion and equity of LGBTQIA+ Lutherans in all aspects of the life of their church, congregations and community.ReconcilingWorks
The Reconciling in Christ (RIC) Program is for congregations, synods, colleges, seminaries, and other Lutheran organizations and ministry communities that have made a public commitment to welcome, include and celebrate LGBTQIA+ people.Find a RIC community
Interested in learning more? ReconcilingWorks offers educational resources for Lutheran congregations.