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ELCA to join AME Church Sept. 6
for prayer, commitment to end racism

CHICAGO (ELCA) – In response to a statement and call to action from the African Methodist Episcopal Church (AME), the Rev. Elizabeth A. Eaton, presiding bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), has pledged the 3.8 million-member ELCA to participate Sept. 6 in “Confession, Repentance and Commitment to End Racism Sunday.”

The AME Church, together with the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church and Christian Methodist Episcopal Church, are calling “every church, temple, mosque and faith communion” to “confess and repent from the sin of racism” Sept. 6 during their respective worship. Faith leaders worldwide are being asked to preach about racism and engage as “people of faith to end racism.”

“We received the AME Bishops statement and call to action,” wrote Eaton in a letter to AME Church leaders. “I pledge to you that the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America will participate, and I will invite our bishops, pastors, and leaders to reach out to ecumenical and inter-religious partners to encourage them to do so as well, and to consider possible ways of joining together,” she wrote. Continue.

Confronting Racism Webcast

ELCA Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton and William B. Horne II, an ELCA member from Clearwater, FL, discuss the complexity and implications of racism in a webcast originally broadcast on August 6, 2015. The webcast is provided in it's entirety for those who were unable to watch.


Together We Can! Appeal


In September the ELCA Southeastern Synod will kick off the Together We Can! Synodical Appeal. Through Together We Can!, we seek to grow mission support giving to enable us to do more of the work God has called us to in Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi and Tennessee. Click here to learn more about the appeal and how you can participate..


Southeastern Synod Assembly
June 5 - 7, 2015 
A summary of "Assembly Actions" may be found in

Southeastern Synod Calendar

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