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Trinity Lutheran Seminary, March 17 and 18. How should Christians respond to the ecological crisis facing planet earth? Join Cynthia Moe-Lobeda, associate professor of theology and religious studies at Seattle University and Johan Bergh,as they explore the relationships between eco-justice, faith, and congregational life. Click here for more information and a brochure.
PITTSBURGH (ELCA) - The Rev. Elizabeth A. Eaton, bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) Northeastern Ohio Synod, was elected Aug. 14 presiding bishop of the ELCA at the 2013 ELCA Churchwide Assembly. She was elected on the fifth ballot. There were 889 votes cast, and 445 votes were needed for an election. Eaton received 600 votes and the Rev. Mark S. Hanson, ELCA presiding bishop, received 287. Eaton is the ELCA's first woman presiding bishop-elect.
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For justice on public issues such as health care and immigration reform, the death penalty, and engage legislators giving voice to issues and concerns, making a difference for all citizens in Ohio.
At the core of Ohio Governor John Kasich's education policy is the third grade reading guarantee. With the testing policy taking effect in Ohio schools this year, school districts are fully aware that many third graders will have to repeat third grade again next year. During the current academic year, 3rd graders have the opportunity to demonstrate their reading skills three times and are under a lot of pressure. Wouldn't it make more sense to pass the students on and hire many new reading specialists for all the primary grades beginning this summer?
About 1.3 million unemployed Americans and 40,000 Ohioans have already lost their benefits at the end of the 2013 and 850,000 would run out of their benefits from January through March of this year, according to the National Employment Law Project (NELP).
A Poem about the real meaning of Christmas with best wishes for the Holiday Season.
Please check out the ongoing Legislative concerns for the month of December and beyond, as well as the 2014 Ohio Ministries Convocation brochure.
The Fullness of Christ: A Church for all People, Light the Fire! 2014
May 8 and 9, Ginghamsburg Church, Tipp City, Ohio.
Sat. May 10, Cleveland, Guns Before God has just announced a march and rally beginning at 10:00 a.m. on the day before Mother's Day. This event will focus on gun violence and specifically on HB-31 (safe storage of guns to protect children) For more information, click here.