Lutheran Disaster Response brings God’s hope, healing and renewal to people whose lives have been disrupted by disasters in the United States and around the world. When the dust settles and the headlines change, we stay to provide ongoing assistance to those in need.
ELCAvotes!We are called to conversation and prayer around our role as U.S. residents and as people of faith in ensuring our election systems promote dignity and respect for all. We are called to act by speaking out as advocates and engaging in local efforts to guarantee the right to vote to all citizens. To sign up for up-to-date information on ELCAvotes, visit: http://bit.ly/ELCAvotes
ELCAvotes is an initiative to: Expand the role of the church in encouraging faithful and non-partisan voter participation by providing faith based resources around voting; Provide a framework for all Lutherans to understand and speak out about the intersection of voting/elections, racial/gender and economic justice; Provide young adults the tools to understand and speak about what it means to be a young person of faith who is civically engaged; and Engage with and equip ethnic communities to talk about voting rights and race and their connection with elections today. “[It is] resolved, that members, congregations, and synods of this church be encouraged to “promote public life worthy of the name” by speaking out as an advocate and engaging in local efforts such as voter registration and supporting legislation to guarantee the right to vote to all citizens …” Social Policy Resolution “Voting Rights to All Citizens” adopted Aug. 2013
Stories of Faith in Action www.livinglutheran.org The publication Stories of Faith in Action and the resources that go along with it are designed to share how important your weekly offering in your congregation is in sustaining and growing God’s mission. The portion of your offerings that support the ELCA’s synodical and churchwide ministries is called Mission Support. The publication and resources found here help explain and answer questions about Mission Support and tell the story of those gifts in action.