At last week’s, 2019 ELCA Churchwide Assembly in Milwaukee:
Re-elected Elizabeth Eaton to be the Presiding Bishop, and elected Sue Rothmeyer to be secretary.
Presented a Declaration of the ELCA to People of African Descent. The text of the apology and a video of the presentation of the declaration is on CLOKC.church’s Chimes news page.
Commemorated June 17 as a day of repentance in the name of the nine martyrs killed at Emanuel AME in Charleston, SC.
Declared the ELCA to be a sanctuary church.
Approved a “Strategy for Authentic Diversity.”
Approved the policy statement: “A Declaration of Interreligious Commitment.”
Approved the social statement: “Faith, Sexism and Justice: A Lutheran Call to Action”, and the implementing resolutions.
Approved an entrance rite of ordination for deacons.
Authorized the development of a social statement on the role of Church and State.
Set Columbus, Ohio as the host of the 2022 Churchwide Assembly.