Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton shares what it means to be called, "For such a time as this."
ELCA -- a Sanctuary Denomination
While there is no uniform definition of sanctuary, its overall purpose is to faithfully and openly act to ensure that all feel safe and welcomed. In its simplest form, becoming a sanctuary denomination means that the ELCA is publicly declaring that walking alongside immigrants and refugees is a matter of faith.Being a sanctuary denomination means that we, as church together, want to be public and vocal about this work.
It will look different for everyone, but welcoming people is not a political issue for us – it is a matter of faith.