NEWS FROM THE CHURCHWIDE ASSEMBLY
MINNEAPOLIS, MN - The ELCA Churchwide Assembly, meeting in plenary, passed the ELCA Social Statement "Human Sexuality: Gift & Trust" by vote of 676-338 (66.67%-33.33%) today at 6:55 PM (EST). All social statements require a 2/3rd majority vote by the assembly to pass per the governing documents of the ELCA. The plenary time expired prior to the assembly officially taking on the implementing resolutions of the social statement. The Recommendations on Ministry Policies are a different matter that the assembly will work on later in the week. Visit www.elca.org/assembly for more information, to view live video streaming, and to follow the assembly.