Following 2001 ELCA Churchwide Assembly actions, the ELCA Church Council approved establishment of a designated fund of $500,000 — $250,000 as start-up funds for the evangelism strategy and $250,000 to begin study of sexuality issues.
Assembly voting members called for development of a social statement on human sexuality, a churchwide study on homosexuality and development of a plan and timeline leading to a decision on ordination of people in committed same-gender relationships. The studies will be done in tandem.
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