Statements & Letters

Million Dollar Life Match grants awarded

For Immediate Release Contact: Deaconess Dr. Tiffany Manor, Life MinistryThe Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod888-THE LCMS (843-5267)tiffany.manor@lcms.org…

Joint letter from LCMS President Harrison and presidents of WELS and ELS to U.S. Attorney General

“The increased violence … against churches, pro-life organizations and pregnancy centers are clearly terrorist attacks: they use violence designed to intimidate in order to achieve political ends.”

LCMS President Rev. Dr. Matthew C. Harrison addresses SCOTUS decision

Today we rejoice that the U.S. Supreme Court has overturned ‘Roe v. Wade’ and pray that all would treasure and protect life as a gift from God.

Statement from LCMS Life Ministry on the ‘Dobbs v. Jackson’ ruling

Life is precious, and we applaud the action of the U.S. Supreme Court to correct the egregious and mortal error codified in Roe v. Wade.

A Word in the Wake of the Buffalo Tragedy

As we are shocked by another act of violence, we pray for those who have been impacted and persevere in showing Christ’s love to others.

Announcement of Presidential Visitation of Concordia University Texas (CTX)

LCMS President Harrison will conduct an in-person visitation of CTX April 20–22, 2022.

Announcement of Presidential Visitation of Concordia University Wisconsin and Ann Arbor (CUWAA)

LCMS President Harrison will conduct an in-person visitation of CUWAA March 23–25, 2022.

Harrison issues letter regarding recent events at CUW

As events at Concordia University Wisconsin (CUW), Mequon, Wis., cause concern in the church, LCMS President Rev. Dr. Matthew C. Harrison asks for patience and prayers.

Personal remarks from President Harrison about COVID and vaccines

“We must obey God rather than men” (Acts 5:29). I aim to resist this increasing encroachment wherever and whenever I can.

Update from LCMS President Harrison about vaccine mandate

Please study this collection of resources, which provides a summary of what we know about the COVID-19 vaccines, their relation to the issue of abortion, and what we can (and cannot) say about these matters from the Synod’s perspective.

LCMS President Harrison: Finnish Parliament member faithfully confesses amid opposition

Hear from Dr. Päivi Räsänen, a Lutheran member of the Finnish Parliament who is facing prosecution for writing on the Christian view of marriage.

International Lutheran Council issues statement on persecution of Finnish church

Two Finnish leaders are being prosecuted for articulating the historic Christian teaching on human sexuality.

Harrison calls JLC to repentance

The Japanese Lutheran Church (JLC) recently made two decisions about the Office of the Holy Ministry that are contrary to Scripture.

LCMS President Harrison signs letter defending faith-based student groups

LCMS President Rev. Dr. Matthew C. Harrison joined a diverse group of U.S. religious and legal leaders in writing to the U.S. Secretary of Education to provide protections for faith-based student organizations and their contributions to religious diversity on public college campuses.

LCMS President’s statement on the Equality Act

LCMS President Rev. Dr. Matthew C. Harrison addresses the Equality Act.

Joint statement from CUS presidents on closing of CCNY

The institutions of the Concordia University System, the national higher education network of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod, extend their collective support for the students, faculty, staff and administration of Concordia College New York, Bronxville, N.Y., which announced today its intention to cease operations at the start of the fall 2021 semester.