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Lutheran group moves toward new denomination

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A Lutheran renewal group is moving toward the creation of a new church body for congregations that leave the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.

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According to a statement released by the group today, leaders of Lutheran CORE (Coalition for Renewal) have voted to begin work on a proposal for such an organization. The announcement comes almost three months after the ELCA voted to allow individuals in same-gender, committed relationships to serve in the clergy.

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