My email inbox isn’t usually an exciting read. But you don’t miss an email from the White House social secretary. Over the past 18 months, ELCA staff, along with faith-based advocates and other partners, have invested many hours pursuing policies in Congress that would address health care, poverty, climate change, immigration and a host of […]
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Most eyes were on Election Day as the end of the campaign season, and Lutherans were busy getting ready. In Washington, faith leaders held virtual town halls with candidates to talk about their positions on police reform, the economy and the environment. In Ohio, Lutherans did voter registration through food pantries to ensure that the […]
The 2019 ELCA Advocacy Convening was held April 29–May 1 in Washington, D.C., gathering bishops and community leaders around the theme “Prepared to Care: Our Advocacy in Light of Disasters Intensified by Climate Change.” In her welcome letter to participants, Amy Reumann, ELCA Advocacy director, said this topic requires urgent action. “The earth is groaning […]
CHICAGO (May 18, 2017) – The Rev. Elizabeth A. Eaton, presiding bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), and the Most Rev. Michael B. Curry, presiding bishop of The Episcopal Church, have issued a joint statement calling for prayer, fasting and advocacy addressing cuts to public programs that are vital to hungry people […]
Luther and Reformation leaders on advocacy The Forgotten Luther: Reclaiming the Social-Economic Dimension of the Reformation, edited by Carter Lindberg and Paul Wee (Lutheran University Press, 2016) Chapters in this book come from theologians who have looked at Reformation-era attitudes toward the “social ministry” and “advocacy” side of church life. They contend that many have […]
In Washington, D.C., Patricia Kisare, ELCA program director for international policy advocacy, meets with members of Congress to present the church’s concerns about foreign aid and U.S. food programs in other countries. Cindy Crane, director of the Lutheran Office for Public Policy in Wisconsin, meets regularly with the bishops of the six ELCA synods in […]
The ELCA is committed to being a public church—not only directly assisting the poor, the oppressed, the sick, the imprisoned and other disadvantaged people, but also raising our voices and working to make the world’s complex systems of law, economics and social order work to promote the welfare and safety for people and God’s creation. […]
The ELCA is committed to being a public church—not only directly assisting the poor, the oppressed, the sick, the imprisoned and other disadvantaged people, but also raising our voices and working to make the world’s complex systems of law, economics and social order work to promote the welfare and safety for people and God’s creation.
Thirty-two bishops representing the 65 ELCA synods met with congressional leaders in Washington, D.C., for the 2014 ELCA Bishops’ Advocacy Convening, March 31 – April 2. The meetings focused on the ELCA’s commitment to advocate for public policies that create opportunities to overcome poverty, promote peace and justice, and care for creation.
The 118th U.S. Congress convened on Jan. 3, 2023. Following finalization of House speakership, the official swearing in took place Jan. 7, 2023. The following are some of the legislators with Lutheran affiliation who will serve the country in this new session. In the U.S. Senate, ELCA member Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, Sen. Joni Ernst, […]