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October 15, 2015

Bishop Eaton: What is ‘Lutheran’?

What is ‘Lutheran’? Presiding Bishop Elizabeth A. Eaton asks this question in her October column for The Lutheran. What we eat, what hymns we sing, what jokes we tell, what color we are … none of this binds us together or makes us Lutheran, she says. Our theology must define us. And it’s all about God’s grace, and...

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May 4, 2015

Communications Ministry Profile

Synod communications has a lot of moving parts. We tell the story of how Synod and ELCA ministries make a difference through our website, e-newsletters, Facebook (facebook.com/sepasynod), videos (vimeo/sepasynod), and other channels. Synod communications also advise the bishop and staff on public relations, and work with the media when they want to cover Synod stories. How...

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April 1, 2015

Transforming a Container into a Clinic

A large, red shipping container sits in the parking lot of the Lutheran Church of God’s Love in Newtown waiting for Saturday mornings. That’s when team members open it up and continue work on its transformation into a medical clinic that will serve a community on the outskirts of Kisumu, Kenya, Africa. The idea first...

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April 1, 2015

Eaton: We Need to Talk About Race

Citing recent high-profile events in Ferguson, Mo., Staten Island, Charlottesville and across the U.S., the Rev. Elizabeth A. Eaton, presiding bishop of the ELCA, notes that “we are not living in a post-racial society.” In a March 25 letter and video message to the 3.8 million-member church, Eaton expressed the need for conversation – not only...

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March 17, 2015

Religious Leaders Oppose Anti-Muslim Ads

Join the Religious Leaders Council of Greater Philadelphia (RLC) in supporting our Muslim neighbors and opposing a hate campaign scheduled to appear in the SEPTA transit system this spring. The RLC affirms free speech while vigorously rejecting hate-filled messages like these that have appeared in several other cities in a campaign by the American Freedom...

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