The Magazine of The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America


1997 top religion stories in the world

The life and death of Mother Teresa.

Mass suicide of 39 members of Heaven's Gate.

Approval of full communion by the ELCA, PCUSA, RCA and UCC. Promise Keepers and African American women march in Washington, D.C.

Land mine ban campaign awarded Nobel Peace Prize.

Oregon voters reaffirm physician-assisted suicide.

Southern Baptists vote to boycott Walt Disney enterprises.

Russia enacted law to limit new church bodies.

Henry J. Lyons, president of the 8.5 million-member National Baptist Convention U.S.A. survives ouster effort.

Massacre of 58 tourists in Egypt blamed on Islamic extremists.


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