Baltimore faith leaders call for dialogue, respect and unity
Apr 28, 2015
Baltimore's faith leaders came together on the steps of the Episcopal Cathedral April 23 to make a statement about the current crisis in Baltimore, following the tragic death of Freddie Gray. Wolfgang Herz-Lane, bishop of the ELCA Delaware-Maryland Synod, delivers a statement on behalf of the faith leaders.
An ELCA bishop goes on tour
Apr 15, 2015
Bishop James Hazelwood of the ELCA New England Synod, will be on tour this spring to talk about what’s next for Lutherans in New England – one of the most “unchurched” regions in the United States. In a series of town hall conversations to be held in ELCA congregations there, Bishop Hazelwood will engage ELCA members on how “we are church together,” outreach, stewardship and more. What T-shirt will he be wearing on tour? View this video to find out. And then click here to learn more about the tour.
Presiding Bishop Eaton’s 2015 Easter message
Apr 05, 2015
“We have grown used to the story of the resurrection,” says ELCA Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton. “The good news brings hope and comfort. It brings freedom and joy. But I don’t think it causes [in the words of Mark’s Gospel] terror and amazement. Maybe we are missing something.”
Mar 26, 2015
ELCA Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton released a video calling on our 3.8 million-member church to talk about racial equity and to work toward reconciliation. “Because of God’s promise, we can and must have a deep, honest and even painful conversation about racism,” she says. To view the presiding bishop’s letter, which contains resources for ELCA congregations to engage “in this important conversation,” click here.
ELCA World Hunger’s Walk for Water
Mar 19, 2015
Water is essential for life, and its impact spans beyond quenching thirst and improving health. Water improves sanitation, agriculture and so much more. ELCA youth are joining together for ELCA World Hunger’s Walk for Water. The goal is to raise $500,000 for ELCA World Hunger-supported water projects that will make a huge impact on communities in need. To learn more or to donate, click here.
Imagine yourself as a Young Adult in Global Mission
Mar 09, 2015
Imagine, for a moment, stepping into an experience that will transform your life. A year dedicated to serving others, experiencing a new culture and living in deep mutual relationship. In this video, you'll meet some ELCA Young Adults in Global Mission and get a glimpse of their experiences working alongside ELCA companions. Learn more or apply at: www.ELCA.org/yagm.