Martin Luther was eight years old when Christopher Columbus set sail from Europe and landed in the Western Hemisphere. Luther was a young monk and priest when Michaelangelo was painting the Sistine Chapel in Rome...
Assignment completes candidacy for all people, including those ordained in another Lutheran church or Christian tradition, moving them toward first call and admittance to the appropriate roster in the ELCA...
The ELCA Conference of Bishops' Ecumenical and Inter-Religious Liaison Committee and the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops' Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs Committee commemorate the 500th anniversary of the Reformation by signing a joint statement during a Lutheran-Catholic service of Common Prayer.
Martin Luther posted his “Ninety-Five Theses” in Wittenberg on Oct. 31, 1517, and the resulting debate about Christian teaching and practice led to changes that have shaped the course of Western Christianity for almost 500 years.
The European American Lutheran Association involves European descent members of the ELCA and partners of other ethnicities in being a visible and active anti-racist witness for a multicultural church.
The association exists to help dismantle racism, white privilege and white power by:
Working together with all of the ELCA ethnic associations
Claiming the biblical identity of one family created in God’s image
Educating about racism, systemic oppression and structural privilege
Collaborating on becoming an anti-racist, inclusive, multicultural church
Deepening relationships throughout the diverse cultural and ethnic identities in the ELCA and its partners
Modeling and welcoming multi-ethnic leadership throughout the church
Grounded in God’s love and forgiveness, and with a spirit of repentance, we face the realities in the church and society that divide, exclude and oppress some people and not others. The European American Lutheran Association offers itself to the Holy Spirit, that the gospel might move and guide us to help shape a church in which “There is no longer Jew or Greek, there is no longer slave or free, there is no longer male and female; for all of you are one in Christ Jesus” (Galatians 3:28).
We are the church that shares a living, daring confidence in God's grace. Liberated by our faith, we embrace you as a whole person--questions, complexities and all. Join us as we do God's work in Christ's name for the life of the world.