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ELCA presiding bishop praises Supreme Court decision on LGBTQIA+ rights - June 24, 2020

ELCA Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton has issued a statement in response to the U.S. Supreme Court’s June 15 ruling that employment discrimination on the basis of a worker’s sexual orientation or gender identity is illegal under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. “The court’s decision is an important recognition of equal protection under […]

A conversation with Margarette Ouji - April 28, 2023

As we near the end of April, we are speaking with Lutherans of Arab and Middle Eastern decent to amplify voices of our siblings in Christ and celebrate Arab and Middle Eastern heritage. Today we are speaking with Margarette Ouji (she/they), who is currently located in Montclair, N.J. Responses have been edited for publication. How […]

ELCA Church Council appoints members to the Commission on a Renewed Lutheran Church - April 26, 2023

The ELCA Church Council met electronically April 20. The council serves as the ELCA churchwide organization’s board of directors and interim legislative authority between meetings of a churchwide assembly. The council took the following actions: Appointed members to the Commission on a Renewed Lutheran Church (CRLC), which will hold its first meeting in July. The […]

ELCA women: Christina King - March 31, 2023

As we near the end of Women’s History Month, we would like to feature a few of the women in our church to remind everyone that there are universal and unique ways in which womanhood is celebrated in the church and throughout the nation. Today we are speaking with Christina King (she/her), who is a […]

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 […]

My faith journey: “I will be there” - February 15, 2023

The last place I would have imagined I would finally respond to the still, small voice of God calling me into ministry would be at a Pride event. For years, I had entertained the thought of being called. But I continued to be resistant until my faith and identity were reconciled. Like when I attended […]

Prayer ventures: Jan. 29, 2023 - January 29, 2023

Every day, Living Lutheran offers a prayer from the ELCA resource Prayer ventures, which can be downloaded here. These daily petitions are offered as a guide for your own prayer life as together we pray for the needs of the world and give thanks for the ministries of our church. Sunday, Jan. 29 Reconciling in Christ Sunday  Give […]

Perspective: Pronouns and abundant life - June 21, 2022

Many congregations looking to embody an evangelizing celebration of their LGBTQIA+ leaders, members, visitors and neighbors more actively have more actively turned their attention to pronouns. But what are pronouns, exactly? How do they work? And how can we use them in our congregational contexts? There are many kinds of pronouns; in this case, we’re […]

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