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For the record: 466 congregations have withdrawn from roster

According to the Office of the Secretary, 466 congregations withdrew from the official roster of ELCA congregations from Aug. 14, 2009, until May 31, 2011.

Congregations withdraw from the roster when they complete the constitutional process for disaffiliation and the Office of the Secretary receives notification from the applicable synod. The number of congregations taking votes to leave the ELCA was still being tallied at presstime.

Most of the actions came in reaction to the 2009 Churchwide Assembly's votes on sexuality.


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