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My faith journey: A welcoming church for a transgender woman - March 31, 2023

I am a transgender woman. I’m also a person of faith—an active member of and leader in my ELCA congregation. I’m sure the Lord guided my journey toward becoming a woman, an activist and an author. My mother named me Mark, and for nine years I acted the role of a boy. Then I discovered […]

Bishop Eaton issues statement on anti-transgender legislation - March 20, 2023

Elizabeth A. Eaton, presiding bishop of the ELCA, has issued a statement on anti-LGBTQIA+ bills that have recently been introduced in the United States. “​As we approach March 31, many people are preparing to recognize Transgender Day of Visibility, an international day to celebrate the contributions of transgender people and raise awareness about the deadly […]

Gender justice in the Bible - August 27, 2019

Katey Zeh thought she knew the stories in Scripture—and she did, but mainly those about men. When she started combing through the Bible looking specifically for women, named or unnamed, everything changed. Her new book Women Rise Up: Sacred Stories of Resistance for Today’s Revolution (FAR Press) is partially the result of that exploration. Not […]

ELCA on gender identity discrimination - August 25, 2017

With Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton, the ELCA issued the following statement on gender identity discrimination: In light of recent public events and conversation, it is important to remember the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) rejects all forms of hatred or discrimination. This includes employment discrimination against the transgender community, as stated in “Gender Identity […]

Finding the divine in each day - April 9, 2024

Ále Suárez is a singer-songwriter, an expressive arts therapist and a recent Master of Divinity graduate of Luther Seminary, St. Paul, Minn. Suárez dreams of creating a safe space for the LGBTQI2SA+ community to commune with the divine. Suárez spoke with—and performed songs for—Living Lutheran about their path to ministry, living out their call, spiritual practices […]

Belonging and belovedness - April 8, 2024

Middle Tennessee is rife with religion-derived discrimination, Dawn Bennett said. In response she became the pastor developer of The Table in Nashville, founded in December 2019. Its purpose? “To answer the call, primarily to LGBTQ+ persons and other marginal people groups, to create a safe haven where they can worship in a safe, inclusive and […]

Women’s History Month: Lutheran Women’s Work in Religion - March 20, 2024

In celebration of Women’s History Month, Living Lutheran continues to highlight programs, ministries and resources that support women and promote gender justice. This week, we focus on the Lutheran Women’s Works in Religion (LWWR) database, a free resource for those studying or wishing to study and share the works of Lutheran women in biblical, theological […]

Women’s History Month: Women in Church and Society - March 15, 2024

In celebration of Women’s History Month, Living Lutheran continues to highlight programs and ministries that support women and promote gender justice. This week we focus on the Lutheran World Federation’s (LWF) Women in Church and Society (WICAS) program, which addresses issues related to gender equality, women’s empowerment and social justice within the church and broader […]

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