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News Releases

ELCA news releases are detailed accounts describing events and ministries of the ELCA

ELCA Young Adults in Global Mission cancels volunteer placement for 2021-’22

02/01/2021

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to cause uncertainty within the United States and across the globe, the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) has decided to cancel sending Young Adults in Global Mission (YAGM) volunteers for its 2021-22 program year. 

ELCA presiding bishop joins NCC leaders in letter to vice president, Cabinet and Congress

01/08/2021

The Rev. Elizabeth A. Eaton, presiding bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), joined leaders from the National Council of Churches (NCC) in an open letter to Vice President Mike Pence, members of Congress and the Cabinet, calling for the removal of President Donald Trump from office.

ELCA presiding bishop and ecumenical partners address racism and white supremacy in Advent message

11/30/2020

The Rev. Elizabeth A. Eaton, presiding bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), and leaders of The Episcopal Church, the Anglican Church of Canada and the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada offer an Advent message that addresses racism and white supremacy. 

ELCA Future Church design affirmed by ELCA Church Council

11/16/2020

The Church Council of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) has affirmed the proposed Future Church design that is focused on a renewed purpose to activate the entire church so that more people may know the way of Jesus and discover community, justice and love. The council, which serves as the ELCA’s board of directors and legislative authority for the church between churchwide assemblies, held its electronic meeting Nov. 12-14.


Indigenous Peoples Month events

11/06/2020

​In honor of Indigenous Peoples Month, the ELCA is remembering the National Indian Lutheran Board in two separate Zoom sessions, November 9 and 10.