Caring for Creation: Vision, Hope, and Justice

As Christians, we are called to be good stewards of God's creation. Where have we failed, and what can we do about it?

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Freed in Christ: Race, Ethnicity, and Culture

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

The Death Penalty

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.

The Church in Society: A Lutheran Perspective

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