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News Releases

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

ELCA Conference of Bishops holds spring meeting

03/11/2021

​The ELCA Conference of Bishops held its online meeting March 4-5. The conference, an advisory body of the ELCA, comprises 65 synod bishops, the presiding bishop and the secretary.

ELCA leaders call on Congress to pass U.S. Citizenship Act

03/05/2021

The Rev. Elizabeth A. Eaton, presiding bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), has joined more than 500 ELCA rostered ministers and the CEOs of Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service (LIRS) and Lutheran Services in America (LSA) in calling on Congress to support the U.S. Citizenship Act of 2021. 

Statement on anti-Asian Racism

03/04/2021

The Asian and Pacific Islander Association of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), has issued a statement addressing the increase in violence directed toward Asian American and Pacific Islander communities.


Louise Johnson named Executive for Administration

03/03/2021

Louise N. Johnson, a pastor of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), has been elected by the ELCA Church Council as the executive for administration, a position that is coterminous with the term of the presiding bishop. She begins in this role on March 15, 2021.

ELCA Young Adults in Global Mission cancels volunteer placement for 2021-’22

02/01/2021

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to cause uncertainty within the United States and across the globe, the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) has decided to cancel sending Young Adults in Global Mission (YAGM) volunteers for its 2021-22 program year. 

ELCA presiding bishop joins NCC leaders in letter to vice president, Cabinet and Congress

01/08/2021

The Rev. Elizabeth A. Eaton, presiding bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), joined leaders from the National Council of Churches (NCC) in an open letter to Vice President Mike Pence, members of Congress and the Cabinet, calling for the removal of President Donald Trump from office.