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News Releases

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

ELCA presiding bishop calls on church to observe national day of mourning


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.

ELCA’s Young Adults in Global Mission cancels volunteer placement for 2020-21


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.

Urgent resources needed for East Jerusalem hospitals facing spread of coronavirus


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.