Lutheran Church in Malaysia's grant to ELCA aids typhoon relief
In an effort to ensure that families across the United States receive adequate access to food, some members of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) are asking members of Congress to oppose the proposed cuts to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program or SNAP.
ELCA bishops discuss identifying, raising leaders for the future
Lifting up a number of topics that will help move forward the mission and ministry of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), an Oct. 3-8 meeting here of the ELCA Conference of Bishops was “framed by the welcoming of 13 new (synod) bishops, while saying goodbye to a beloved secretary and presiding bishop,” said the Rev. Jessica R. Crist, bishop of the ELCA Montana Synod.
Installation of Bishop Eaton
Newly installed Bishop Elizabeth Eaton blesses the congregation during worship service.
ELCA Presiding Bishop Elizabeth A. Eaton is encouraging members to join with people of faith to pray for the end of hunger in response to a call from Pope Francis for a world day of prayer Dec. 10 -- Human Rights Day. View her video message at http://bit.ly/1bj7O5o.
ELCA Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton is joining members of this church and "all people of good will throughout the world" in morning the passing of former South Africa President Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela.
The leaders of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) and The Episcopal Church are commemorating World AIDS Day on Sunday, Dec. 1, by inviting “Episcopalians and Lutherans to consider increased congregational cooperation” in working toward a future without AIDS.
The ELCA is committed to supporting people who live in poverty and are impacted by extreme weather events, such as the recent typhoon that struck the Philippines. Many who live in poverty are disproportionately affected by changes in climate.
In a "remarkable act of accompaniment," the Lutheran Church in Malaysia sent $10,000 to the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America to help meet the needs of survivors of Typhoon Haiyan, which struck the Philippines Nov. 8.