This coming August voting members of the 2019 ELCA Churchwide Assembly will vote on “Faith, Sexism, and Justice: A Lutheran Call to Action,”  a proposed Social Statement on Women and Justice. In response to memorials from several synods, the 2009 Churchwide Assembly authorized development of a social statement on Women and Justice.   In accordance […]

It seems the flood gates have opened wide the past weeks to expose the issue of sexual harassment and assault.  There is nothing new about the problem, but there seems to be something new about the discussion.  Women are becoming more open about speaking out and people are taking the issue more seriously than in […]

Lutherans have never believed that following Jesus was purely a spiritual idea that has no real consequences in the world. We recognize that our faith is not just about what we do in church on Sunday, but how we live our lives during the week. However, we also recognize that sharing one faith does not […]

One thing that can be said about this election’s political climate is that it has sparked a nationwide conversation on sexism, sexual harassment, and abuse.  The ELCA Task Force on Women and Justice, which is writing a statement to be presented to the 2019 Churchwide Assembly, has many resources for congregations who wish to address […]

 “And you will hear of wars and rumours of wars..”  Matthew 24:6 The past few weeks have brought disturbing headlines of children kept in detention on the border, escalating hostilities between Israel and Palestine and the downing of a passenger jet as a result of civil unrest in the Ukraine. How do Christians respond to […]