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?



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

ELCA Social Statements

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