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Bishop Duane Pederson of Rice Lake, Wis., joins more than 1,000 other voting members in a song Wednesday during the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America assembly at the Minneapolis Convention Center.

ELCA approves full communion with United Methodist Church

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The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America voted 958-51 on Thursday to enter into full communion with the United Methodist Church.

Voting members made the move at the ELCA Churchwide Assembly, which runs through Sunday at the Minneapolis Convention Center in downtown Minneapolis.

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