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Sunday, June 19 and World Refugee Day worship resources

The plight of refugees, especially those from Syria, dominated the news earlier this year. Although not currently as visible in the media, there are still 60 million refugees around the world—families who left everything behind to save themselves from war, persecution, or danger. And CLWR is on the forefront of providing care and support for hundreds of these families. 

An Earth Day message from Lutheran, Anglican leaders

In an Earth Day message from Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada National Bishop Susan C. Johnson, Anglican Church of Canada Primate Fred Hiltz and Anglican Church of Canada National Indigenous Bishop Mark MacDonald, the three leaders commend the Storforsen Appeal to the churches and pray, "for the humility and discipline to use the earth's resources wisely and responsibly; to take action with care for those who will come after us; and to continue to strive to safeguard the integrity of creation, and sustain and renew the life of the earth."

ELCIC responds to Truth and Reconciliation Commission Call to Action #48

In response to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada’s Call to Action #48, the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada (ELCIC) issues the following statement:

“We are grateful to the survivors, whose courageous witness has touched the heart of the life of our churches.”1 We acknowledge that it is the survivors’ insistence on speaking truth that has brought us to this moment in history, and that has pointed the way to the hopeful and difficult work of reconciliation.


This year scholarships will be offered from the Murray Scholarship Fund to assist students who are either studying music, or students who have been active in music ministry in their local congregation.

For further information and an application, please contact your local congregation.


The We Care program is approaching a big milestone! Our faithful supporters have ordered a staggering 99,136 We Care bags and quilt tags since 2005.

The bags and tags accompany We Care kits and quilts around the world. These practical gifts of love have helped people experiencing great need in Mauritania, Liberia, Nicaragua, Haiti, Zambia, Jordan, Mozambique and many other countries. Your dedication has made this program a huge success.

National Lutheran offices welcome Syrian refugee family to Canada

National Office staff at the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada (ELCIC) joined with staff from Canadian Lutheran World Relief (CLWR) and Lutheran Church-Canada (LCC) late Tuesday night at the Winnipeg International Airport to welcome a Syrian refugee family to Canada.

The family’s sponsorship is a joint partnership between the three national offices.