ELCA Presiding Bishop Tells Orion Samuelson ‘Farming is God-Given Call’

In an interview with agricultural journalist Orion Samuelson, the presiding bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) said “farming is a God-given call and that farmers are exercising that call as they feed the hungry in the world, as they care for creation, as they provide for their own families and communities,” according to an ELCA press release.

Samuelson interviewed Hanson about the church, its relationship to agriculture, and portions of a proposed ELCA social statement, Genetics, Faith and Responsibility, for Samuelson’s weekly television program, “This Week in Agribusiness,” on the satellite network, RFD-TV. The interview is available at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7lFKqaedtFo on the Web.

Read the full release.