The ELCA is requesting study and input on a couple social statements this Summer. As noted on the ELCA website:
"ELCA social statements are teaching and policy documents that provide broad frameworks to assist us in thinking about and discussing social issues in the context of faith and life. They are meant to help communities and individuals with moral formation, discernment and thoughtful engagement with current social issues as we participate in God’s work in the world. Social statements also set policy for the ELCA and guide its advocacy and work as a publicly engaged church. They result from an extensive process of participation and deliberation and are adopted by a two-thirds vote of an ELCA churchwide assembly."
The next churchwide assembly is in August 2019. In preparation, there is opportunity to provide input on two statements. You can learn more and find resources to study and share your input by clicking on the specific social statement listed below.
This is a wonderful opportunity to guide ELCA Churchwide social statements. You can do this individually or form a small group to study and discuss over a few weeks and share your consensus.
If you have any questions, you can contact Laurie Gaumer or Theo Olson.
Christ the Good Shepherd
Various editorials, articles, and other items of interest.