calendar August 20, 2022 in Communications

2022 Churchwide Assembly Summary

The 2022 ELCA Churchwide Assembly convened in Columbus, Ohio, Aug. 8-12, at the Greater Columbus Convention Center. Gathering under the theme, Embody the Word, voting members participated in plenaries and worship while acting on key legislative business and hearing reports on the work of the church. Imran Siddiqui was elected to a six-year term as Vice President, the highest position a lay person can hold in the ELCA. Bishop Eaton led the assembly in a public apology to Iglesia Luterana Santa María Peregrina, Stockton, Calif. The assembly also received a presentation on the “Declaration of the ELCA to American Indian and Alaska Native People” adopted by the ELCA Church Council last September. Voting members acted on memorials related to the restructure of the governance of the church, called for reconsideration of the social statement, “Human Sexuality: Gift and Trust,” and encouraged deeper engagement with Indigenous partners through the Land Back movement. You can find all the actions of the 2022 Churchwide Assembly in the Legislative Update.

Media Highlights from the Assembly

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