NEW ELCA ADVOCACY'S MAJOR PRIORITIES FOR 2017
The ELCA ministry of advocacy is rooted in faith that is active in love; love calls for justice in the relationships and structures of society. (The Church in Society: A Lutheran Perspective, 1991) This affirmation grounds the ELCA Advocacy priorities for engagement with the 115thCongress and Trump administration. Look for upcoming alerts and opportunities to participate in faithful witness and action to advance greater justice, peace, and care of creation.
Priorities for 2017 include:
CARING FOR GOD’S CREATION
Protect God's creation from the impacts of climate change, including reducing greenhouse gas emissions while ensuring a just transition to renewable energy occurs and all Americans have access to clean water.
Highlights current topics, advocacy emphases, and ELCA e-Advocacy Network alerts
Provides information about hearings, legislation, and other advocacy resources specific to the environment
Contains advocacy-related and other resources for individuals and congregations
ELCA social statement on the environment adopted in 1993, with introduction, summary, and study guide
Includes an Advocacy Toolkit for jump-starting individual and congregational advocacy efforts, as well as policy briefs on domestic, international, and energy and environmental issues
Gives important steps for taking action in your district, including how to set up an in-district meeting, how to find out about and participate in town hall meetings, and what questions and talking points you can use during your advocacy efforts.
ELCA Public Policy Offices
State ELCA advocacy offices
ELCA Creation Care Advocacy