The Rev. Elizabeth A. Eaton, presiding bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), has called on the church to join with faith communities across the United States in lament and remembrance, and on our elected leaders to observe Monday, June 1, as a day of mourning to honor the more than 100,000 people who have died from COVID-19.
As the COVID-19
pandemic continues to spread within new regions of the United States and across
the globe, the ELCA has decided to cancel
sending Young Adults in Global Mission (YAGM) volunteers for the 2020-21
program year. The program was scheduled to begin in August.
Facing an increase of
coronavirus cases in East Jerusalem, Augusta
Victoria Hospital and other East Jerusalem health systems are in critical need
of financial resources to help mitigate the spread of the virus.