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Presiding Bishop Eaton urges humane treatment of Haitian and other migrants

​“When an alien resides with you in your land, you shall not oppress the alien” (Leviticus 19:33). In a matter of weeks, the number of migrants arriving at the Del Rio, Texas, sector of the U.S.-Mexico border has reached unforeseen levels. The majority are Haitians seeking a better life after having fled multiple crises in their native land. There are also Cuban,…

ELCA Guadian Angels Program Training

Christ the King Lutheran Church and St. James Lutheran Church invite you to the ELCA Guardian Angels Program for unaccompanied and migrant children. Training date: Saturday, October 30, 2021. Time: 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Place: St. James Lutheran Church 1602 W. 43rd. St., Houston, TX. 77018 Objectives The Guardian Angels program provides volunteers who…

Telling and Teaching the Truth: The Church’s Obligation to Education about the Ongoing Legacy of the Doctrine of Discovery

​From Churches Beyond Borders: Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada, Anglican Church of Canada, The Episcopal Church, and the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America  As another school year commences, we are reminded that the educational systems we have handed down to our children often teach national narratives that perpetuate white supremacy by deleting and ignoring the histories and contributions of Indigenous People and other marginalized communities and peoples…

Bishop Eaton joins other church leaders at White House meeting on pending economic legislation

​ WASHINGTON, D.C. (Sept. 22, 2021) – Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton and other members of the Circle of Protection coalition will meet today with senior officials at the White House. Eaton and other heads of Christian denominations and organizations are working together to urge passage of the economic bills the U.S. Congress is considering now, along…

2021 Hein-Fry Book of Faith Challenge announced

CHICAGO (September 17, 2021) — Some people may hope for a return to normal after the world-changing events of the last 18 months, but sociologists tell us our future will revolve around living into a “new normal.” Presented by the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), the 2021 Hein-Fry Book of Faith Challenge will probe this new normal. Under the theme “Imagining…

Torrison Medical Scholarship awards announced

​ CHICAGO (September 13, 2021) – The Dr. George and Emma J. Torrison Scholarship Fund makes scholarships available to students who intend to pursue careers in medicine. An endowment in memory of George and Emma J. Torrison makes these awards possible, with additional support from the Frederick W. Williams Scholarship Endowment. Both endowments are managed by the Foundation of the Evangelical Lutheran Church…

Youth Network Meeting

All children, youth, and family ministers (and volunteers) are invited to come together for a time of fellowship, devotion, and networking every first Thursday at 10:30 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. We will be meeting at Christ the Servant Lutheran Church in Memorial, but we also have the ability to “zoom” anyone into our meetings. Details to Zoom in are below: Join Zoom…

Youth Network Meeting

All children, youth, and family ministers (and volunteers) are invited to come together for a time of fellowship, devotion, and networking every first Thursday at 10:30 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. We will be meeting at Christ the Servant Lutheran Church in Memorial, but we also have the ability to “zoom” anyone into our meetings. Details to Zoom in are below: Join Zoom…

ELCA Executive Committee appoints Carlos Peña as interim vice president

​ CHICAGO (August 25, 2021) – The Executive Committee of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) Church Council has acted on Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton’s recommendation to appoint Carlos Peña as the ELCA’s interim vice president, effective immediately. Peña previously served as vice president for two terms, having first been elected by the 2003 ELCA Churchwide Assembly. He decided not to…