WASHINGTON (RNS) — Five centuries to the day when German monk Martin Luther is said to have nailed 95 theses to a church door in Germany, leaders of the largest Lutheran denomination in the U.S. gathered to celebrate how they’ve bridged divides with Catholics and other faiths.

“It is good to be here on this day, the day when they said that Martin Luther posted the 95 theses,” said Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America at a daylong program Tuesday (Oct. 31) at the Lutheran Church of the Reformation on Capitol Hill.

Though the program was

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