The ELCA Churchwide Assembly, the primary decision-making body of the church, is a process of communal spiritual discernment. Finding ourselves in Christ, the fifteenth Churchwide Assembly was a time for us to be the living body of Christ guided by the Spirit and conformed to God’s will.
Voting members met at the Wisconsin Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, August 5-10, 2019 to discuss and make decisions about how to go about God’s work as a church. The assembly gathered under the theme “We are church.”
Below please find information and links to the work of the Assembly. More information may also be found at https://elca.org/CWA-2019
ELCA Churchwide Assembly declares ELCA sanctuary church
From Bishop Andy Taylor – A Sanctuary Church Body: What Does This Mean?
- The amended memorial passed by majority of the Assembly, along with background provided to the Assembly by the Memorials Committee;
- Talking points about being a Sanctuary Denomination provided in consultation with ELCA’s AMMPARO ministry and written by Bishop Paul Erickson of the Milwaukee Synod;
- A video showing how the work in Honduras is helping those who have been denied asylum a future with hope in their home country.