Sanctity of Life

The gift of life: A letter from President Harrison

The Rev. Dr. Matthew C. Harrison, president of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod, shares thoughts about the sanctity of life.

Photo essay: A photographer’s look back at 2021

LCMS Managing Photojournalist Erik M. Lunsford shares some of 2021’s definitive moments.

Synod pledges $1 million for beginning-of-life care

The 1 John 3 Initiative Million Dollar Life Match will provide up to $1 million in matching funds to LCMS congregations involved in upholding the sanctity of life in their local communities.

Prayer Service for Life prepared for congregational use

The bulletin was prepared by LCMS Worship and LCMS Life Ministry in partnership with Concordia Publishing House.

LCMS pastor’s daughter wins National Right to Life oratory contest

Anna Young, a member of Redeemer Lutheran Church in Nashville, spoke about “female empowerment.”

Life Ministry conference draws over 700 registrants

The virtual conference, held March 19–20, featured both live sessions and pre-recorded breakout sessions, as well as live question-and-answer opportunities.

LCMS leaders participate in scaled-back D.C. March for Life

On Jan. 29, several LCMS leaders joined approximately 100 pro-life leaders from across the country in a mostly virtual, livestreamed March for Life.

Life conference goes virtual this year

The conference, set for March 19–20, will include both live sessions and on-demand videos, as well as the opportunity to engage with speakers through question-and-answer sessions. 

March for Life ‘Moving the Movement Tour’ stops in Fort Wayne

The Jan. 16 event, sponsored by LCMS Life Ministry, was one stop on the March for Life Chicago’s “Moving the Movement Tour,” which connected participants across five Midwestern states in a series of pro-life car rallies and caravans.

Photo essay: A photographer’s look back at 2020

LCMS Managing Photojournalist Erik M. Lunsford shares some of 2020’s definitive moments.

Plans underway for 2021 life marches

Some things look different this year, but the commitment to life hasn’t changed.

Faith in the public square: US Supreme Court decisions impact religious principles, freedom

The rulings concern issues of life, sexuality and education.

St. Louis-area Lutherans ‘March on the Arch’

The event, organized by the Coalition for Life–St. Louis, saw its largest turnout ever in 2020.

LCMS members march for life with ‘a message of forgiveness for all’

The 47th National March for Life was on Jan. 24 in Washington, D.C.

Faith in the public square: LCMS youth starts pro-life group at her public high school

Anna Young, an LCMS pastor’s daughter, recently started a Students for Life of America group at her public high school in Nashville, Tenn. It is the first such group in the county.