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

Abortion

Abortion is a hot-button issue in Chritianity. What is the stance of the ELCA on the issue?

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