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Topic - Evangelical Lutheran Church In America
The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) is a mainline Protestant denomination headquartered in Chicago, Illinois. The ELCA officially came into existence on January 1, 1988, by the merging of three churches and currently has about 4,633,887 baptized members. It is the seventh-largest religious body and the largest Lutheran denomination in the United States. The next two largest Lutheran denominations are the Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod (with approximately 2.41 million members) and the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod (with approximately 390,000 members). There are also many smaller Lutheran church bodies in the United States. - Source: Wikipedia
Stories of people helping one another, often without being asked and demanding nothing in return, were a heartwarming counterpoint to the destruction from unprecedented flooding along the Souris Valley in north-central North Dakota.
The Rev. Richard Mahan cried last summer inside a Minneapolis convention hall when delegates for the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America voted to allow openly practicing gays to be pastors.
Seven pastors working in the San Francisco Bay area who were barred from serving in the nation's largest Lutheran group because of a policy that required gay clergy to be celibate are being welcomed into the denomination.
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More than 80 homosexual Lutheran pastors challenged their denomination's celibacy policy this week by "outing" themselves at a denominational meeting in Chicago.