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News Releases

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

ELCA commemorates 500th anniversary of Luther’s The Freedom of a Christian

08/05/2020

This year marks the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther’s treatise The Freedom of a Christian. To observe this milestone, the Rev. Elizabeth A. Eaton, presiding bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), invites the church to read, study and reflect on this Lutheran witness of the Christian faith.


ELCA and Lutheran World Relief partner to fight COVID-19 around the world

08/04/2020

The ELCA has worked with Lutheran World Relief (LWR) to repurpose $160,000 in project funding for emergency responses to the COVID-19 pandemic in Latin America, Africa and Asia.


Virginia Aebischer elected bishop of ELCA South Carolina Synod

07/28/2020

The Rev. Virginia S. Aebischer, Columbia, S.C., was elected July 25 to serve a six-year term as bishop of the South Carolina Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA).

Craig Schweitzer elected bishop of ELCA Western North Dakota Synod

07/23/2020

The Rev. Craig A. Schweitzer, Bismarck, N.D., was elected July 17 to serve a six-year term as bishop of the Western North Dakota Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA).

ELCA Unveils New Design for Future of the Church

07/22/2020

This week, the ELCA unveiled a new, innovative design for the future of the church that will ensure the answering of God’s call to invite more into the way of Jesus. This design will focus on attracting young, diverse people to position the ELCA for the future.


ELCA Joins Faith Communities in Calling for Day of Mourning for Hagia Sophia

07/21/2020

The Rev. Elizabeth A. Eaton, presiding bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), calls on the church to join with the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America and faith communities around the world for a day of mourning on Friday, July 24.