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News Releases

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

Bishop Eaton and Rick Steves host ELCA World Hunger virtual fundraiser

09/21/2020

The Rev. Elizabeth A. Eaton, presiding bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), along with Rick Steves, guidebook author and travel television host, and the Rev. Shelley Bryan Wee, bishop of the ELCA Northwest Washington Synod, will host  “Hunger in the Time of COVID-19: Life for Today, Hope for Tomorrow” to benefit ELCA World Hunger. 

Laura Barbins elected bishop of the ELCA Northeastern Ohio Synod

09/16/2020

The Rev. Dr. Laura Barbins, Mentor, Ohio, was elected Sept. 12 to serve a six-year term as bishop of the Northeastern Ohio Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA). The election took place during an online synod assembly.


Survey to assess pastoral needs for ministry in a multireligious world

09/12/2020

The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) is conducting a survey to collect the experiences and needs of the church for ministry in a multireligious world. The survey is a first step in the development of guidelines for the church as outlined in A Declaration of Inter-Religious Commitment: A policy statement of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, adopted by the 2019 ELCA Churchwide Assembly. The declaration reflects the longtime inter-religious commitments of the church.


ELCA congregations participate in annual day of service

09/11/2020

​On Sunday, Sept. 13, the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) will observe "God's work. Our hands." Sunday. Even in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, ELCA members will mark the annual day of service by helping make a positive change in their communities, building and deepening relationships and sharing God's love.