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June 2019

Voting Rights: Views & Resources

June 19th, 2019|Social Justice|

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

Gun Violence: Views & Resources

June 19th, 2019|Social Justice|

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

Affordable Housing: Views & Resources

June 19th, 2019|Social Justice|

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. Resources NC AFFORDABLE HOUSING CONFERENCE October 7-8,2019 National Low Income Housing Coalition Lutheran Services in America Opens Affordable Housing Initiative

Immigration: Views & Resources

June 19th, 2019|Social Justice|

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. Resources ELCA SOCIAL MESSAGE ON IMMIGRATION ELCA AMMPARO Resources ELCA AMMPARO

April 2019

Lutherans at the Legislature

April 15th, 2019|Social Justice|

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