Disagreements over Homosexuality Divide African Churches and the ELCA

Sarah K. Dreier

Article Type: Article

Publication Date: 4/1/2014

Issue: Identity and Community (Vol. 34, No 2, Spring, 2014)

The ELCA’s 2009 decision to allow congregations to ordain same-sex partnered clergy and to publicly recognize same-sex partners has resulted in severed ties with the Ethiopian Evangelical Church Mekane Yesus. It remains to be seen what can remain of the path of accompaniment that has characterized the recent history of these churches.

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