Voices for Change

Advocacy ministries of the ELCA want to share stories and your voices about public policies and relevant advocacy issues that are of interest to you.

Advocacy Ministries of the ELCA

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ELCA Advocacy Ministries represent the church's positions within the complex arena of public debate.

This blog was created to (re)introduce you to the advocacy ministries of the ELCA, to update you on legislative news — locally, nationally and globally — and to help share your stories and give you a voice for change. There are three advocacy ministries working for the mission of the ELCA: ELCA Washington Office, State Public Policy Offices, and Lutheran Office for World Community.

We are often privileged to hear stories of grassroots advocates, like yourself, who are speaking out with and on behalf of others in need. This blog is another means to share those stories with others. YOUR stories are an inspiration that change CAN happen if we speak up.

The advocacy ministries of the ELCA speak for biblical values such as care for creation, hospitality to strangers, peacemaking and concern for people living in poverty and struggling with hunger and disease.

If you haven’t already, we invite you to be a part of the ELCA advocacy effort by signing up for the ELCA e-Advocacy network at www.elca.org/advocacy, so that you can stay connected with the latest advocacy news.

We know Lutherans are actively involved volunteering in their congregations and communities, and even with companion synods around the globe. The advocacy ministries of the ELCA want to help you fulfill God’s call and be a public witness in Washington D.C., at the United Nations, and in state capitols around the country.

From your experience in Lutheran ministries, programs and projects, you know the suffering that is felt by so many. Sharing your stories with elected officials is crucial to changing the root causes of hunger and poverty.  So please use this blog to tell others of your success stories in communicating with your elected officials.

We want to hear from you!