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A Prayer for Pennsylvania

We close the Pennsylvania installment of the “Advocating on the Road” series with this reflection. A reflection by The Rev. Paul L. Lubold, Western PA Advocacy Developer, Lutheran Advocacy Ministry in Pennsylvania (LAMPa)   We hope you enjoyed your “visit”...

Fracking: Beyond Pennsylvania

This piece is part of the Pennsylvania installment of the “Advocating on the Road” blog series.   This month, we learned how hydraulic fracturing is impacting communities across the state of Pennsylvania.  Fracking is happening in many places, and is...

Pennsylvania Lutherans Talk About Fracking

We continue the Pennsylvania installment of the "Advocating on the Road" blog series with these pieces. Our exploration of fracking in Pennsylvania continues. The next four pieces reflect the experiences of ELCA Lutherans in Pennsylvania as they have felt fracking’s...

Resources on Fracking

Want to learn more about fracking in Pennsylvania and other areas of the United States?  Check out these resources, and keep an eye on the “Advocating on the Road” series on the Voices For Change blog. Government resources: Energy Information...

Fracking in the Keystone State

We open the Pennsylvania installment of the “Advocating on the Road” blog series with this piece. Pennsylvania is the second stop on the Advocacy Road Trip, where congregations and ministries of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) are in...

Hunger and Telling Stories: More Advocates, Fewer People Living with Hunger

We close the New Mexico installment of the “Advocating on the Road” blog series with this piece. A reflection by the Rev. Chuck Exley, St. Luke Lutheran Church (Evangelical Lutheran Church in America) Albuquerque, New Mexico The concept of advocacy,...

Hunger in our Nation

We continue the New Mexico installment of the “Advocating on the Road” blog series. Unfortunately hunger is not confined to the borders of New Mexico. Across the United States, nearly 14.5 percent of households were labeled “food insecure” by the...

Exploring Federal Hunger Programs

As we explore the effects of hunger and the church’s response in New Mexico, we invite you to learn more about the programs serving many of our neighbors.  Our partners at Lutheran Services in America are teaming up with the...

Walking with our Hungry Neighbors in New Mexico

This piece is part of the New Mexico installment of the “Advocating on the Road” blog series. By  Ruth Hoffman,  Director Lutheran Office of Governmental Ministry– New Mexico Our first stop on the Advocacy Road Trip is New Mexico, where congregations...

Advocating on the Road

Dear friends, It’s not a secret that the political campaign season is underway in America. Turn on your TV, open a newspaper, or, depending on where you are, walk down your street and you’ll see politicians and their staff eagerly...