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Letter on violence

The ELCA Conference of Bishops adopted a pastoral letter on violence at its March meeting in Itasca, Ill., saying "every person wounded or killed is a precious child of God." Acknowledging that members "serve in different contexts and have different perspectives regarding what can and should be done," it called on the faithful "to the work of lament ... moral formation and discernment ... and advocacy" and offered a list of recourses.

See the full letter.


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