News Releases

ELCA news releases are detailed accounts describing events and ministries of the ELCA

Presiding Bishop Eaton urges humane treatment of Haitian and other migrants


Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton has issued a statement urging the Biden administration to vigorously pursue actions granting protection to migrants arriving at the U.S.-Mexico border.

Telling and Teaching the Truth: The Church’s Obligation to Education about the Ongoing Legacy of the Doctrine of Discovery


ELCA Presiding Bishop Eaton has co-signed with other heads of churches from Churches Beyond Borders a letter on the legacy of the Doctrine of Discovery, inviting members to commemorate Sept. 30 as a day for truth and healing.

Bishop Eaton joins other church leaders at White House meeting on pending economic legislation


ELCA Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton and other members of the Circle of Protection coalition will meet today with senior officials at the White House to urge passage of economic bills the U.S. Congress is considering.

2021 Hein-Fry Book of Faith Challenge announced


​Presented by the ELCA, the 2021 Hein-Fry Book of Faith Challenge will explore the theme "Imagining Scriptural Encounters in the New Normal." 

Torrison Medical Scholarship awards announced


​Five students were awarded 2021-22 Torrison Medical Scholarships, a program managed by the Network of ELCA Colleges and Universities.

ELCA Executive Committee appoints Carlos Peña as interim vice president


​The Executive Committee of the ELCA Church Council has appointed Carlos Peña as the ELCA’s interim vice president.