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Ecumenical Advocacy Days – with Scholarships!

Ecumenical Advocacy Days (EAD) is an annual gathering of Christian advocates and activists. People attending EAD worship, review advocacy best practices, dive deeper into issues of their selection around the central theme, take Lobby Day action, and network with people...

Again Asking and Finding Steadfast Love in the Gloom of War

By the Rev. Amy E. Reumann, ELCA Senior Director for Witness in Society “Why should it be said among the peoples, ‘Where is their God?’” (Joel 2:17) The prophet Joel doesn’t hold back when sounding the alarm about the coming...

Adapting to the New Climate Needs Stewarding

By Ruth Ivory-Moore, ELCA Program Director for Environment and Corporate Social Responsibility As Lutherans, we recognize our role as stewards of creation, called to care for the earth as God cares for the earth.* We are passionate about creation care...

February Update: Advocacy Connections

from the ELCA advocacy office in Washington, D.C. – the Rev. Amy E. Reumann, Senior Director Partial expanded content from Advocacy Connections: February 2022 2022 ELCA FEDERAL POLICY PRIORITIES  |  HOUSING IN FEDERAL BUDGET  |  AFGHAN REFUGEE ADVOCACY   |  FOREIGN...

February Update: UN and State Edition

Following are updates shared from submissions of the Lutheran Office for World Community and state public policy offices (sppos) in the ELCA Advocacy Network this month. Full list and map of sppos available. U.N. | Arizona | Colorado | Minnesota...

ELCA 2022 federal policy priorities for advocacy action

DOMESTIC  |  ENVIRONMENT  |  INTERNATIONAL  |  MIGRATION  |  MIDDLE EAST  |  CIVIC ENGAGEMENT  |  GETTING INVOLVED   Also available as a downloadable pdf from ELCA advocacy resources page Every public policy decision has an effect on us and on our...

Me, the Expert?

by Sandra Roper, ELCA Hunger Advocacy Fellow I feel like I often fall into the trap of seeing and hearing about different issues in our world through news or social media, but not quite knowing how to engage in a...

Anniversary beckons constructive civic engagement

By the Rev. Amy E. Reumann, Senior Director, Witness in Society A year ago, I watched the storming of the U.S. Capitol with horror – outraged at the violence and assault on our democracy, fearful for the lives of public servants...

December Update: Advocacy Connections

from the ELCA advocacy office in Washington, D.C. – the Rev. Amy E. Reumann, Senior Director Partial expanded content from Advocacy Connections: December 2021 HUMAN INFRASTRUCTURE  |  HOUSING IN FEDERAL BUDGET  |  CLIMATE RISKS  |  CUBA POLICY  |  IMMIGRATION POLICY...

Song sung for climate justice critical for people of faith

“Attending the most recent annual UN climate change conference in Glasgow, COP26, was great for the ELCA living out its public witness and social teachings. Our ELCA delegation was diverse and included frontline people – folks most impacted by climate...