The Publishing House of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) adopted 1517 Media as a new DBA (“doing business as”) name.
Beth Lewis, president and CEO of 1517 Media says the new name “expresses our rootedness in the Lutheran reforming movement—ignited by events in the year 1517—and the gifts this tradition continues to offer to the whole church, society, and the individual.”
1517 Media has three publishing units:
AUGSBURG FORTRESS, which serves Lutheran churches in North America with resources to support worship, faith formation, and the congregation’s life.
FORTRESS PRESS, which supports students and teachers across the ecumenical and interreligious landscape with resources for the classroom and for individual study.
SPARKHOUSE, which creates Christian faith formation resources for children and youth in congregations and, through Sparkhouse Family, at home.