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


06/09/2014

The ELCA provided a second contribution of $1 million to Lutheran World Relief to support the next phases of disaster response work in the Philippines after Typhoon Haiyan struck there this past fall.​

06/03/2014

The Rev. John S. Macholz, Rochester, N.Y., was elected June 3 to a six-year term as bishop of the Upstate New York Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) during the Synod Assembly June 1-3 at the Riverside Convention Center in Rochester.​

05/22/2014

More than 30 U.S. Christian, Jewish and Muslim religious leaders -- including the Rev. Elizabeth A. Eaton, ELCA presiding bishop -- have declared that "the time for Israeli-Palestinian peace is now." In a May 21 letter to U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, the leaders also wrote that "achieving peace needs your continued, determined engagement."​

05/21/2014

In observance of May’s National Mental Health Awareness Month, members of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) recall their commitment to providing a community of support for all those who suffer from mental illness, their families and caregivers.​

05/19/2014

The Rev. Gerald L. Mansholt, Appleton, Wis., was elected May 17 to a six-year term as bishop of the East–Central Synod of Wisconsin of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) during the Synod Assembly May 16-17 at the KI Convention Center in Green Bay, Wis. ​

05/19/2014

The Rev. Patricia J. Lull, St. Paul, Minn., was elected May 17 to a six-year term as bishop of the ELCA Saint Paul Area Synod during the Synod Assembly May 16-17 held at Peace Lutheran Church in Burnsville, Minn.​


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