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01/22/2013

ELCA Makes Commitment "To Being Peacemakers" Says Bishop Hanson in Pastoral Video

CHICAGO (ELCA) -- The 4 million-member Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) has made the commitment "to being peacemakers in a culture of violence," said the Rev. Mark S. Hanson, ELCA presiding bishop, in a pastoral video message at http://bit.ly/Va2BYS.

"As long as a culture of violence is holding us captive -- our spirits, our imagination, our debates, our actions -- we have work to do," said Hanson.

The ELCA has social messages on community violence at
www.ELCA.org/socialmessage/violence and mental illness at
www.ELCA.org/What-We-Believe/Social-Issues/Social-Statements-in-Process/Mental-Illness.aspx.

Social messages are designed to encourage learning and moral discourse.


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