ELCA presiding bishop Elizabeth Eaton spoke to the church about the U.S. presidential election in a video message released today. “Today, the uncertainty of this election is causing anxiety and stress for many, not only in our church, but also across our nation and around the world,” she said in the message.”

“Regardless of the outcomes of this election, the ELCA will continue to lift up the gospel of Jesus Christ as the basis for equity, justice, and peace for all peoples and creation,” she continued. “Dear church, this is a time to uphold the integrity of our election process, and it’s also time for patience and prayer. Let us pray for election officials and peaceful advocates.”

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