(RNS) The Rev. Elizabeth Eaton will take over from Presiding Bishop Mark Hanson, who will step down after 12 years of overseeing the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, one of the country’s largest denominations.
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(RNS) The new presiding bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, Elizabeth Eaton, told delegates that “We are a church that is overwhelmingly European in a culture that is increasingly pluralistic.”
(RNS) Observers say the election of the first openly gay Lutheran bishop in the United States is as significant as the decision to ordain women clergy, but they don’t expect the decision to split the 4 million-member ELCA.
TOLEDO, Ohio (RNS) The Rev. Angela Zimmann is an ordained Lutheran minister and is believed to be the only female minister running for Congress this year. By David Yonke.