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ELCA urges suicide prevention

"Suicide prevention requires concerted and collaborative efforts from all sectors of society," says the ELCA's A Message on Suicide Prevention (1999). "Our efforts to prevent suicide grow out of our obligation to protect and promote life, our hope in God amid suffering and adversity, and our love for our troubled neighbor."

The ELCA Church Council adopts messages to draw attention to a social issue and encourage "learning and moral discourse."


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