We Have Work to Do

ELCA NEWS SERVICEJanuary 17, 2013

ELCA presiding bishop says, "We have work to do."

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 (click image to view message).

We Have Work to Do

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

The ELCA has social messages on community violence at


and mental illness at


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