Evangelical Lutheran Church in Southern Africa

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The Evangelical Lutheran Church in Southern Africa is a Lutheran church in South Africa. The Church has 580,000 baptized members.[1] in seven Dioceses in South Africa, Botswana and Swaziland. It became a member of the Lutheran World Federation in 1976 after it was formed out of four previous Synods in 1975. In 2007, the denomination received approval to perform same-sex marriages, but it is unclear how many congregations have chosen to do so.[2]

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  1. LWF Statistics 2009
  2. "Churches get nod for gay marriages | IOL". IOL. Retrieved 2016-04-21.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>