The Evangelical American Lutheran Church
In 1988 the American Lutheran Church merged with the Lutheran Church in America to form the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (approximately, 5,300,000 members).
Lutheran Church in America
The Ordination of Women (1970)
This website is maintained by the Wijngaards Institute for Catholic Research.
The Institute is known for issuing academic reports and statements on relevant issues in the Church. These have included scholars' declarations on the need of collegiality in the exercise of church authority, on the ethics of using contraceptives in marriage and the urgency of re-instating the sacramental diaconate of women.
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