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Churchwide assembly

$15 million goal by 2015 to fight malaria 2011 Assembly

$15 million goal by 2015 to fight malaria

Effort will go above and beyond ELCA World Hunger gifts

'My dear twin sister church' 2011 Assembly

'My dear twin sister church'

National bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada addresses assembly

'Peace be with you' 2011 Assembly

'Peace be with you'

Islamic Society of North America leader shares deep appreciation for the ELCA

'Time to come together' 2011 Assembly

'Time to come together'

Senior bishop of the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church felt 'at home' at assembly

A great week, and a great challenge Perspective

A great week, and a great challenge

The Lutheran's advisory committee chair reflects on the assembly

An invitation to chaplaincy 2011 Assembly

An invitation to chaplaincy

Brig. Gen. Howard Stendahl addresses assembly

Assembly acts on memorials from synods 2011 Assembly

Assembly acts on memorials from synods

Voting members consider issues from energy stewardship to ministry policies

Big changes in store for church operations 2011 Assembly

Big changes in store for church operations

LIFT report influences governance, mission outreach and business

Budget surpasses $80 million, income 'stabilizing' 2011 Assembly

Budget surpasses $80 million, income 'stabilizing'

Assembly also approves income proposal for World Hunger

Churchwide Assembly looks to future 2011 Assembly

Churchwide Assembly looks to future

Presenters emphasize the ELCA's assets and aspirations

ELCA's 11th social statement, on genetics, wins approval 2011 Assembly

ELCA's 11th social statement, on genetics, wins approval

Statement originated with a 2005 memorial from the Northeastern Iowa Synod

Hanson upbeat, confident of ELCA's future 2011 Assembly

Hanson upbeat, confident of ELCA's future

Report of the presiding bishop

Resources strong in spite of congregational withdrawals 2011 Assembly

Resources strong in spite of congregational withdrawals

Report of the secretary

Two wheels to Orlando 2011 Assembly

Two wheels to Orlando

Chaplain rides motorcycle to 2011 Churchwide Assembly to raise funds, awareness for campus ministries

Witness to the gospel 'deep in the bones' of Lutherans 2011 Assembly

Witness to the gospel 'deep in the bones' of Lutherans

General secretary of the Lutheran World Federation addresses assembly

Special report

'Called, Equipped, Sent' Men

'Called, Equipped, Sent'

In Denver, Lutheran men gather for God

Convention business Women

Convention business

New leaders elected, budget approved

Women of the ELCA respond Women

Women of the ELCA respond

... by making room for newcomers, healing, prophecy and action

Features

And a pluck, and a strike and a blow ... Music

And a pluck, and a strike and a blow ...

It's the St. Luke Bottle Band

Lutherans flip a milo crop ... Agriculture

Lutherans flip a milo crop ...

and come up with community pancakes

Remembering 9/11 10 years later

Remembering 9/11

Pastor recalls 'the horror that can happen' and the 'goodness that followed'

Pass the faith

My son's friend goes to the 'big' church Now what?

My son's friend goes to the 'big' church

What if my son likes it better than our small, less flashy congregation?

Say what? Pass the faith

Say what?

Becoming better listeners takes practice and focus

Good one!

Flower bud ministry Good one!

Flower bud ministry

Volunteers deliver donated bouquets

Two months out

Giving thanks with other faiths Two months out

Giving thanks with other faiths

Two ELCA congregations celebrate gratitude with interfaith neighbors

Deeper understandings

On being theologians of the church today Deeper understandings

On being theologians of the church today

Faces

Prayer in thin air Faces

Prayer in thin air

Climber returns to summit of Everest after fall

Youngchurch

Rally around vacation Bible school Youngchurch

Rally around vacation Bible school

Children learn about Jesus' hometown and healthy habits

Web exclusives

10 years later Sept. 11

10 years later

Former bishop of the Metropolitan New York Synod looks back


Back to school The way we were: 1953

Back to school

Then, students carried lunch pails


Columnists

10 Bible stories that breathe life:

A God bent on relationship

My view:

Unity

News

Departments

$47,000 puts pastor on roof

Campus Crusade now 'Cru'

Canadians open doors to gay marriage and pastors

Chinese church to skirt Vatican

Christians see 'setback'

Crystal Cathedral bid

ELCA fills leadership positions

Focused on wellness

Handwriting the Bible?

Hungary alters church law

Japan: Relief efforts continue

LCMS ends military work with ELCA

Meeting with Obama

Mormons hope less means more

Murdoch's Bible connection

New evangelism code

Quote: Olav Fykse Tveit

Recovery begins in Minot

Relief from famine

Synod names interim bishop

Willow Creek cuts Exodus ties

Best this month: Brother Sun, Sister Moon: Saint Francis of Assisi's Canticle of the Creatures

Best this month: How Did I Get to Be 70 When I'm 35 Inside? Spiritual Surprises of Later Life

Best this month: Winnie the Pooh
Film explores fear, friendship and play

Higher education: Augsburg College offers survival camp, Carthage Microgravity Team attends shuttle launch

Letters: Readers split on responses to seniors
Cover, bishop, chaplains, ordinations move readers to write

Light Side: It's in the numbers

E-newsletter: Change or die: Evolution is a fact of life

E-newsletter: Never forget 9/11?

E-newsletter: The golden rule

E-newsletter: Transforming New Orleans

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