Our Views on Voting Rights
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.
- ELCAVotes! overview of this ELCA initiative
- Called to be a Public Church
- ELCAVotes! Bible study
- ELCAVotes! Fact Sheet on Race & Voting
Our Views on Gun Violence
In the face of violence, God’s resolve for peace in human communities is unshakable. Deliberate acts to harm or kill innocent people violate God’s intention for human community. God’s commandment is “You shall not murder” (Ex. 20:13). In proclaiming God’s law, we declare that all people are accountable before God and the community to honor and respect the life God has given.
To help you explore these views further and put them into action, we have compiled several resources for you to utilize below.
Our Views on Affordable Housing
We believe everyone deserves a safe and affordable place to live. Check out the resources below for more of our work on this issue.
Our Views on Immigration
In a holistic, whole church response that connects international and US outcomes, the ELCA is committed to uphold basic human rights and safety of migrant families, address the root causes of migration in Central America and Mexico.
Lutherans at the Legislature 2019
On March 26, 2019, nearly 50 people gathered at the NC General Assembly for our Lutherans at the Legislature event. As the NC Legislature and the Office of the Governor are working to create legislative initiatives and economic incentives to encourage creation of affordable housing in communities across the state; we were present to learn about more mays we can make affordable housing a reality for individuals and families in every North Carolina community and make our voices heard.
During this meeting, we explored with our elected officials and their legislative staffers, meaningful, ethical and moral solutions to the housing crisis. We allowed for our voices to be heard on