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ELCA Churchwide Assembly calls sexism and patriarchy sins, condemns white supremacy

A new social statement from the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America labels patriarchy and sexism as sins and acknowledges the church’s complicity in them.

Rev. Kristen E.M. Kuempel elected Bishop of Eastern Washington-Idaho Synod

According to a press release, Rev. Kuempel who serves as pastor of First Lutheran Church of Kennewick, WA, was elected on the fourth ballot with 133 votes.

How God Calls and Equips Us

Jesus, a carpenter, was in a boat full of fishers who, one would think, would be experts at navigating the choppy and stormy sea. But they called on him for help. In the same way, people of faith are often in the same “boat” in life.

Lutherans elect Elizabeth Eaton first female presiding bishop of ELCA

The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America on Wednesday (Aug. 14) elected the Rev. Elizabeth Eaton as the denomination’s first female presiding bishop. Eaton received 600 votes against incumbent Presiding Bishop Mark Hanson, who received 287.

ELCA Lutherans elect first openly gay bishop

The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America has elected its first openly gay bishop, the Rev. R. Guy Erwin, to oversee churches in Southern California, four years after the church allowed openly gay men and lesbians to serve as clergy.

Pastor helps students explore faith issues at EWU

Was Jesus married? Does it matter?

The Rev. Shelley Wee explores questions like this every Monday evening with a group of students at Eastern Washington University, where she leads the Lutheran Campus Ministry.

Spokane’s Religion Wrap-Up: big banks, food injustices, Baha’is and Christian thrillers

It’s a busy weekend for some area religious leaders.
The 2012 annual meeting of The Pacific Northwest Conference of the United Church of Christ began in Pasco this morning.

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