Immigrant roots familiar to Lutherans

“I’m grateful for the chance to be here to speak in favor of a country that supports refugees and immigrants,” said the Rev. Richard H. Graham, bishop, ELCA Metro D.C. Synod, at a Jan. 25, 2017 press conference sharing an Read More →

Human trafficking lifeline

“It’s hard to imagine this horrific crime happening in our own backyards, but the truth is Virginia had the ninth-highest number of reported human trafficking cases nationwide in 2015,” wrote Virginia Attorney General Mark R. Herring. 1  Human trafficking victims Read More →

Words matter

by the Rev. James Phillips The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. has been hailed by many as the most prolific orator ever, in these United States of America. As we honor his memory this month, let us contemplate the Read More →

Happy New Year!

A MONTHLY MESSAGE FROM THE ELCA PRESIDING BISHOP Ah, a new year! It opens up before us with infinite possibilities like brand new notebooks at the beginning of the school year or the beginning of football season in Cleveland—everyone has Read More →

From the Bishop’s Desk: The Holy Light

From the Bishop’s Desk: The Holy Light A CHRISTMAS MESSAGE FROM BISHOP GRAHAM The gospel stories of Christmas are warm and rich in detail. Matthew tells of Joseph dreaming, of Isaiah’s prophecy fulfilled and later of the Magi’s visit.* Luke’s account is of Mary giving birth far Read More →

Solar power for Phebe: $100 Christmas Challenge

Solar power for Phebe: $100 Christmas Challenge by Cheryl Dwyer * With a time-sensitive opportunity to share in God’s work with our hands, the Metro D.C. Synod’s Synodical Women’s Organization (SWO) wants you to know about an initiative that is strengthening women and communities in Liberia. Phebe Read More →