MNO Synod Bishop Jason Zinko re-elected

Delegates to the MNO Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada have re-elected Rev. Jason Zinko as Synod Bishop on the first ballot.

Zinko received 59 votes out of a possible 76. A total of 57 votes were required for election.

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ELCIC vision statement inspires new logo and tagline

The Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada (ELCIC) is excited to announce its new logo and tagline, inspired by a new vision statement which was developed through extensive consultation with members across the church.

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Joint statement from the ELCIC and ELCJHL

“In the midst of this crisis, the ELCJHL and other churches are doing all that they can, with the resources they have, to offer aid and comfort to their neighbors; but these resources are also now being stretched thin…”

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February is Black History Month

“Talk about specific Black church leaders… Talk about theologians, about writers, and their important contributions to the church.

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Letter congratulating first First Nations provincial leader

ELCIC National Bishop Susan Johnson and Manitoba/Northwestern Ontario Synod Bishop Jason Zinko sent a letter to Premier-designate Wab Kinew following his recent election.

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Church leaders call on MPs for heightened support in Palestine and Israel

Leaders from several Canadian churches are visiting Ottawa to urge government officials and Members of Parliament to further advocate for a just and lasting peace in Palestine and Israel. 

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Rev. Dr. William David Huras, Bishop (retired) passes away

Rev. Dr. William (Bill) David Huras, former Bishop of the Eastern Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada (ELCIC), passed away peacefully at Grand River Hospital, Kitchener on Sunday, February 26, 2023 at the age of 90 years.

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Pastoral Letter to the Church

A pastoral letter to the church following a recent ruling from the ELCIC Court of Appeal.

The full letter is available for download.

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ELCIC National Office announces new diversity, equity and inclusion position

Beginning August 1, Carmen Ramirez will join the ELCIC National Office in the newly created role of assistant to the bishop for diversity, equity and inclusion.

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