On July 25, the Synod in convention passed resolutions to condemn physician-assisted suicide and to pray for persecuted Christians worldwide.
Religious freedom advocate Katrina Lantos Swett calls the crisis “perhaps the great moral challenge of our time right now.”
The Synod in convention adopted the final three resolutions from Floor Committee 3 on Mercy regarding fertility issues, persecuted Christians and LCMS World Relief and Human Care.
Leaders of the Synod and the North American Lutheran Church meet Sept. 9-10 in St. Louis, continuing discussions that began in late 2011.
A Lutheran Hour Ministries-LCMS Mercy Operations partnership brings needed food, medicine and other supplies to Middle East refugees.
It’s time for President Obama to fill a job created to address their plight, a group of religious leaders tells the White House.
Stephanie Hammond addresses “Global Christian Cleansing: Rising Religious Persecution and What You Should Know” March 11 at Concordia Seminary, St. Louis.
The LCMS Commission on Theology and Church Relations adopts reports on Communion statements and women’s service in the church, and a Bible study on persecution.
Before 2003, there were an estimated 1.5 million Christians in Iraq. These days, about 400,000 remain.
The commentary writer addresses that question after attending the inaugural summit sponsored by ‘In Defense of Christians’ Sept. 9-11 in Washington, D.C.
This volume addresses the Church’s expressing comfort and peace as Christians around the world face increasing persecution on account of Christ.
“You cannot bring hatred in the name of God,” Pope Francis declares. “You cannot make war in the name of God!”
In the statement, LCMS President Rev. Dr. Matthew Harrison also introduces the Synod’s new Fund to Aid Christians Under Persecution.
The world is starting to perk up its ears. Reports of Christians fleeing cities in Iraq; pictures of Islamic militants marking the doors of the faithful as a sign that they must leave or be killed; stories of men being killed, women raped, children beheaded: All are now in the news … and all are for the sake of Christ.