The Magazine of The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America


Hanson a president pick

ELCA Presiding Bishop Mark S. Hanson is among 15 U.S. church leaders chosen by President Barack Obama to serve on an advisory council on faith-based programs.

Also on the list is Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori of the Episcopal Church.

When it was released in early February, the list drew criticism for its lack of diversity from minority faiths.

No prominent Muslim or Hindu leaders were included, but the White House said 10 names will be added.


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