IN THE BLACK Financial Literacy event
The YWCA Cass Clay and Thrivent Financial for Lutherans are hosting a financial literacy event on October 13. Sheri Cooper, Regional Managing Partner for Thrivent Financial for Lutherans will present... Posted on 8/28/11 at 2:04 PM
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This past week ELCA did something that I think was powerful and inspiring and I have to say it made me want to become a Lutheran - it took a position of inclusivity. ELCA voted to allow non-celibate... Posted on 8/23/09 at 2:56 AM
In breaking down barriers restricting gays and lesbians from the pulpit, the nation’s largest Lutheran denomination has laid down a new marker in a debate over the direction of mainline Protestant Christianity, a tradition that once dominated American religious life.
The nation’s largest Lutheran denomination became the nation's largest church to allow officially gays and lesbians in same-sex relationships to be ministers. Friday, the national assembly of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America voted to change church policy and allow people in monogamous, life-long same-sex relationships serve as clergy.
Leaders of the country’s largest Lutheran denomination have agreed to disagree on homosexuality, endorsing an official statement on human sexuality that says there’s room in the church for differing views on an issue that’s divided other religious groups.
Lutherans from all over the United States are converging on Minneapolis.
The Evangelical Lutheran Church of America is holding its biennial convention here in the state that’s home to the largest percentage of Lutherans in its population.
Jeff Schueller has a tool belt and a smile on his face. And every day after work, he has been helping with the Habitat for Humanity and Thrivent Financial for Lutherans project on the northwest edge of Grand Forks.
He is among the more than 130 volunteers who have helped get the duplex built this summer. Now, it is nearing completion and two families will have new homes sometime in September — homes that otherwise would be beyond their means.
Lutherans, generally known for eating lefse, are hard at work this week raising the walls and the roof on the Habitat for Humanity duplex going up on North 53rd Street. By the end of August, it will be home for two families who otherwise wouldn’t be able to manage a loan.
By a margin of just two votes, the Northwest Minnesota Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America gave a thumbs-down Sunday to recommendations that would open the door for non-celibate gays to serve in the clergy. “That’s about as razor’s edge as you can get,” synod Bishop Larry Wohlrabe said.
Palm Sunday a time for Hosannas, clergy say A priest, a nun and two pastors walked into town here Sunday, blessed a bar and other businesses and the dike and the people saving the town from a record Red River flood. This was no joke.
The president of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod expressed "great disappointment and deep sadness" over a proposal that would allow gays and lesbians in committed relationships to serve as clergy in the larger and more liberal Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.
Two groups of the defendants, seven at a time, pleaded guilty to charge of possessing counterfeit documents that they used to obtain employment as welders and pipe fitters. At the same time, supporters of the “Cass 23,” including a Minneapolis congressman and a Lutheran bishop, began a daylong fast to highlight the dilemma of workers they contend are victims of human trafficking.
Minnesota's Rep. Keith Ellison, who represents the Minneapolis district, and a Lutheran bishop in Minnesota are among supporters who will be fasting on behalf of 23 workers from India who are in the Cass County Jail.
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