August 14, 2013

ELCA Elects New Presiding Bishop

The Rev. Elizabeth Eaton, bishop of the Northeastern Ohio Synod, was elected today (Aug. 14) as the next Presiding Bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. Eaton received 600 votes on the fifth and final ballot at the ELCA Churchwide Assembly. The Rev. Mark Hanson, incumbent Presiding Bishop, received 287 votes. Eaton is the...

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May 6, 2013

We Are All the ELCA

“We are all the ELCA; we are all partners in this report,” said the Rev. Neil Harrison, director of renewed evangelizing congregations, representing the ELCA churchwide organization to the Assembly. As the ELCA celebrates its 25th year, it is living into its mottos – “God’s work. Our hands.” and “Always being made new” – in triune...

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June 9, 2009

Cyclists’ three R’s of hunger – revelation, revolution and revenue

The Tour de Revs, three friends’ 13,000 mile trek on a bamboo bicycle to raise awareness of world hunger, is about three “revs” – revelation, revolution and revenue. In a world where the richest 20 percent of the population consumes nearly 80 percent of the goods and services, and billions live on less than $2 a day, God’s word to Israel that “there shall be no poor among you” offers US Lutherans a chance to make a big difference in global suffering. Photos, video after the jump.