A multi-racial, multi-denominational group of clergy gathered at the State Capitol Thursday. They announced their commitment to engage Minnesota’s elected leaders, and promote policies that they say will eliminate racial and economic inequities.
Prosecutors have reached a plea deal with a former bookkeeper accused of embezzling $700,000 from the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America synod in northwestern Minnesota. The agreement calls for Robert Larson of Wolverton to serve four years in prison and to pay back the stolen money.
It was another event-filled political week, but by far the political story most WCCO viewers wrote in about top Minnesota religious leaders urging a “yes” vote on the marriage amendment.
Minneapolis-area Lutherans have elected the first female bishop in Minnesota to lead the nation’s largest Lutheran synod.
Lutherans in Minnesota plan to officially voice their opposition to the proposed state constitutional amendment that would ban same-sex marriage.
The Minneapolis bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America is resigning to become interim pastor at the largest ELCA congregation in the U.S.