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    Aug192011

    Lutheran Churchwide Assembly Passes Resolution Leading to Action to Eliminate Bullying 

    OutSmart Magazine - August 19, 2011

    The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, met in biennial churchwide assembly in Orlando, Florida, passed a resolution submitted by 37 of its 65 synods that seeks to join the church at all levels in efforts to seek out, curb and work to eliminate bullying in church, school and society.

    The assembly heard from a series of young people who have been bullied or seen the consequences of bullying. The assembly heard them speak of being attacked for physical attributes that can’t be changed, of being vilified because of their sexual orientation, of not knowing what to do when friends are bullied, and of losing a friend to a violent attack. [Read Full Story]