Adopted by a more than two-thirds majority vote as a social statement of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America by the third Churchwide Assembly on August 31, 1993, at Kansas City, Missouri. Part of a series on the Social Statements of the ELCA. A complete copy of this social statement can be found here. There … Continue reading Freed in Christ: Race, Ethnicity, and Culture
Abortion is a hot-button issue in Chritianity. What is the stance of the ELCA on the issue?
In this social statement, the ELCA examines the arguments for and against the death penalty, and attempts to address the needs of a broken, violent world struggling to fashion order out of chaos.
This social teaching statement was adopted by a more than two-thirds majority vote at the second biennial Churchwide Assembly of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, meeting in Orlando, Florida, August 28-September 4, 1991. Part of a series on the Social Statements of the ELCA. A complete copy of this social statement can be found … Continue reading The Church in Society: A Lutheran Perspective
When I moved into my church office, I found a copy of the ELCA's social statement on Criminal Justice on my desk. I haven't read it all the way through yet, but it occurred to me that, while I am familiar with all the ELCA's social statements, I've only read one cover to cover. So, … Continue reading ELCA Social Statements