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The World Council of Churches is a fellowship of churches in all continents from virtually all Christian traditions.


The National Council of Churches in Christ in the USA has been the leading force for ecumenical cooperation among Christians in the United States. The NCC's member faith groups - representing a wide spectrum of Protestant, Anglican, Orthodox, historic African American and Living Peace churches - include 45 million persons in more than 100,000 local congregations in communities across the nation.


Progressive Christianity provides guiding ideas, networking opportunities, and resources for progressive churches, organizations, individuals and others with connections to Christianity.


California Council of Churches educates faith communities to pursue justice, equity, and fairness in the treatment of all people, in particular those most vulnerable in society. The Council represents Protestant and Orthodox denominations and judicatories and more than 1.5 million church members throughout California. The Council lifts up issues of concern to California's faith community such as hunger, homelessness, health care, child care, violence, civil rights, economic and environmental justice, and religious liberty.


California Church IMPACT represents the same constituency as the California Council of Churches and carries out the legislative advocacy work at the State Capitol and in Washington, D.C. on social, economic, and environmental justice issues facing our state. California Church IMPACT advocates in the public policy arena for justice, equity and fairness in the treatment of all people...


The Interfaith Council on Economics and Justice is an association of over 400 clergy and laity. TIC addresses the crisis of working poverty and provides a moral framework for the public dialogue regarding race, religion, economic and social justice. Guided by values of love and compassion, and acting to promote human solidarity and the common good, The Interfaith Council advocates for an inclusive community of justice, abundance and peace.


June 29, 2022

WHEREAS further disclosure and transparency concerning the reasons for the closure of Grace Lutheran Church in San Francisco are needed, particularly as this pertains to the pastorate of Pastor Megan Rohrer; and

WHEREAS it appears that a full disclosure of the litigation in which Pastor Rohrer and Grace Lutheran Church were involved to the Members of the Sierra Pacific Synod in Assembly might well have resulted in a different election result when Pastor Megan Rohrer was elected as Bishop of the Sierra Pacific Synod; and

WHEREAS Bishop Rohrer exhibited a lack of Christian grace, toward their staff and Pastor Nelson Rabell-Gonzalez, in the handling of the issues surrounding Pastor Nelson Rabell-Gonzalez and the congregation of Mision Latina Luterana (now known as Iglesia Santa Maria Peregrina); now, therefore be it

RESOLVED, until such time as these issues are addressed by the National Expression of the ELCA, and either rectified or refuted, and notification given to the church-at-large, Holy Redeemer American Lutheran Church of San Jose:

  • will not participate in Sierra Pacific Synod meetings/assemblies; and
  • will not remit any contributions for the direct support of the Sierra Pacific Synod; and
  • will continue to monitor the situation in the SPS and research cogent questions in order to make a further decision.

Passed Unanimously

Holy Redeemer American Lutheran Church

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Special Congregational Meeting

April 24, 2022


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