ELCA Presiding Bishop Mark Hanson's Letter to President Barack Obama on Immigration Reform

Dear President Obama: As the presiding bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) and a member of the Advisory Council on Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships, I write to lift up the support of our national church body for comprehensive immigration reform and the DREAM Act. We are a church that belongs to Christ,

Hearing the Cries: Faith and Criminal Justice

Over the summer, members of St. Luke’s met for five weeks on Sunday mornings before worship to study the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) proposed social statement on genetics.  In a practical display of what Lutherans call “the priesthood of all believers,” the class was co-taught by Pastor Erik, Scott Shippy and Erika Dornfeld,