The Magazine of The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America


Church Council acts on health care, evangelism documents

Group also approves ELCA mission statement and strategic directions

The ELCA Church Council at its April 4-6 meeting in Chicago recommended adoption by the 2003 Churchwide Assembly of a social statement on health and health care.

"Caring for Health: Our Shared Endeavor" spurred considerable discussion before council members voted to pass it to the Aug. 11-17 assembly. In a separate action, the group acknowledged the document's "many strengths" as well as "the concerns of this council related to the definition of key terms, clarity of language, and sequencing of thought" and asked for a final editing to be done before the assembly.

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