Lutheran denomination declares itself a 'sanctuary church' for migrants

By The Christian Post

Delegates at the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Churchwide Assembly voted to make the denomination a "sanctuary church" for migrants on Wednesday, August 7, 2019. | YouTube/Evangelical Lutheran Church in America

The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America passed a measure declaring their entire denomination a “sanctuary church” for migrants, including those who entered the United States illegally.  

At the ELCA Churchwide Assembly last Wednesday in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, the 3.4 million-member mainline Protestant denomination approved a resolution, or “memorial,” making themselves a “sanctuary church.”

The vote came by a clear majority of the voting delegates raising green cards and reportedly made the ELCA the first denomination in North America to identify as a sanctuary body.   

Source:The Christian Post