Life Ministry

Lutherans invited to two life marches

The pro-life marches are in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 22 and San Francisco on Jan. 25.

Resources available for 2014 ‘Life Sunday’

Many of the resources to help congregations observe “Life Sunday” on Jan. 19 are free.

Lutherans invited to join two life marches

The National March for Life is planned for Jan. 22 in Washington, D.C., and the Walk for Life West Coast will take place Jan. 25 in San Francisco.

Maggie Karner discusses marriage on KFUO

Maggie Karner, director, LCMS Life and Health Ministries, discusses the U.S. Supreme Court June 26 ruling on marriage on KFUO Radio’s Law & Gospel program.

Upholding Marriage: God’s Plan and Gift

A statement by the Rev. Bart Day, executive director, Office of National Mission

LCMS releases marriage ‘toolkit’ to aid discussion

As the Supreme Court deliberates two marriage-related cases, the Synod offers these tools to help congregational members, confirmation classes, Bible study groups and others discuss marriage.

LCMS issues statement in response to abortion-trial verdict

LCMS Life Ministries issues a statement expressing grief over the loss of lives to abortion, in response to the May 13 murder conviction of Dr. Kermit Gosnell.

The Kermit Gosnell Verdict: Implications for Pro-Life Lutheran Christians

After a nine-week trial, which included weeks of graphic testimony, a Pennsylvania jury found Dr. Kermit Gosnell guilty of three of four counts of first-degree murder in the deaths of babies who were born alive, but who died after their spinal cords were severed in procedures Gosnell called “abortions.”

LCMS Virtual Life Conference offers pro-life education, advocacy resources

ST. LOUIS, May 7, 2013—The LCMS Virtual Life Conference is live! The new Web resource makes it easy for those who missed or want to re-live the first-ever Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS) Life Conference and get the information from the conference.

First Life Conference encourages LCMS to speak out, serve

By Sarah Schafer   ARLINGTON, Va. — Marking the 40th anniversary of the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision legalizing abortion for any reason, more than 240 Lutherans — adults and youth from coast to coast — gathered at the…

Record 350-plus Lutherans join 2013 'March for Life'

By Sarah Schafer   WASHINGTON, D.C. — More than 350 people from across the nation donned neon-green hats reading “March for Life with the LCMS,” braving snow and freezing temperatures for the national “March for Life” here Jan. 25. A…

LCMS Life Conference complements March for Life activities

By Laura J. Seaman Even below-freezing temperatures and intermittent snowfall couldn’t stop hundreds of thousands of people from joining the national “March for Life” in Washington, D.C., on Friday, Jan. 25.   The following day, Jan. 26, many Lutherans who…

Website offers photos, videos from life march, conference

Lutherans are marking the 40th anniversary of legalized abortion by taking part in the national “March for Life” on Jan. 25 in Washington, D.C., and attending the first-ever LCMS Life Conference Jan. 25-26 in Arlington, Va. (Washington, D.C., area). The…

Lutherans mark 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade

ST. LOUIS—January 22, 2013—Lutherans are marking the milestone 40th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court’s 1973 Roe v. Wade decision legalizing abortion by participating in the national “March for Life” and attending the first-ever Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod Life Conference Friday, Jan. 25, and Saturday, Jan. 26, respectively, in Washington, D.C.

Registration opens for 2013 LCMS Life Conference

Registration is open for the 2013 LCMS Life Conference, set for Jan. 25-26 in Arlington, Va., at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City Hotel at Reagan National Airport. The conference is being held in conjunction with the 2013 National March for…

Karner to address religious freedom concerns in Washington

By Kim Plummer Krull LCMS Life and Health Ministries Director Maggie Karner will participate in a panel discussion Feb. 27 in Washington, D.C., spotlighting what many Americans call religious-liberty violations in the wake of the recent government mandate on health insurance…