Category: Ethics


Carol LaHurd "Bowling Alone but Working and Worshiping Together" Winter In Dialog: A Journal of Theology. vol. 47, no. 4, 2008 : 385-395

The article summarizes the strengths and weaknesses of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America on the occasion of the church’s 20th anniversary, highlights the increasing diversity in the denomination, and emphasizes the importance of the strong ecumenical work that continues to take place, both nationally and internationally. Commitments to social justice, global connectedness and economic stewardship are also discussed.

Ryan A. LaHurd "The Complexities of Economics and Justice in the Middle East" Fall In Word & World. 1992 : 390-401

In the aftermath of the first Persian Gulf War, the authors describe economic and political characteristics of the Arab Middle East, the effects of that 1991 conflict, and Arab aspirations for change. Also explored are potential positive roles for American churches and Christians.

Cynthia Moe-Lobeda "Christian Ethics toward Earth-Honoring Faiths" In Union Seminary Quarterly Review. vol. 57, no. 1-2, 2004 : 132-150
Cynthia Moe-Lobeda "Globalization and Luther‘s Eucharistic Economic Ethics" Fall In Dialog: A Journal of Theology. vol. 42, no. 1, 2003 : 250-256
Cynthia Moe-Lobeda "A Christian Ethical Framework" In Seattle Theology and Ministry Review. vol. 2, 2002 : 40-47
Cynthia Moe-Lobeda "Journey Between Worlds: Economic Globalization and Luther‘s God Indwelling Creation" Fall In Word & World. vol. XXI, no. 4, 2001 : 413-423
Cynthia Moe-Lobeda "A Christian Ethical Re-read of Economic Globalization: A Step Toward Subversive Moral Agency" In Union Seminary Quarterly Review. vol. 52, no. 3-4, 1998 : 131-155


"“Responses to the ELCA ‘Draft Social Statement on Women and Justice: One in Christ’”" In dialog. ed. Mary J. Streufert. vol. 57, no. 3, September 2018

Social statements are social teaching and policy documents in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. Created by task forces composed of ELCA members and supported by ELCA churchwide staff members, social statements are developed through a series of participatory steps. Contributors share divergent feedback on the “Draft Social Statement on Women and Justice” with embodied local and global perspectives.

"“The Freedom of a Christian to Address Sexism”" In Currents in Theology and Mission. ed. Mary Elise Lowe, Kathryn A. Kleinhans, Craig L. Nessan. vol. 47, no. 2, Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago and Wartburg Theological Seminary March 2020

In 2019, the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America affirmed its thirteenth social statement, which is biblical and theological social teaching and policy. As an introduction to a collection of essays, Mary J. Streufert sets this ELCA social statement Faith, Sexism, and Justice: A Call to Action within the context of ecumenical and global Lutheran partnerships, seeing gender justice as a faithful, trusting response to God’s gracious call to serve neighbors in Christian freedom.