"Peace, Conflict and Public Church: A Case Study on the Future of Iraq" is a guide for Lutheran congregations to discuss difficult issues. It is divided into moral deliberation, role of nations, current situation in Iraq and on U.S. policy, challenge of global terrorism, and group reflection.
This third study from the Task Force for ELCA Studies on Sexuality will ask readers to think about such topics as sex and power, creation and marriage. Responses to the study are valuable information for the task force as it moves to write a social statement on human sexuality.
Journey Together Faithfully, ELCA Studies on Sexuality: Part Two This six-session study asks member of the ELCA to consider how this church should respond to the requests to bless same-sex unions and to ordain, consecrate, or commission people in committee same-sex unions. This study was released in 2003.
“Called to Hear” is a study guide for the ELCA’s social statement, “The Church and Criminal Justice: Hearing the Cries” and presents a comprehensive perspective on matters related to the U.S. criminal justice system and the church. This scripture-based, expert-led, five-session guide was developed to help you explore and lead discussion on the topic and be moved to action. This resource includes five lesson plans, supplementary resources, hand-outs to be photocopied and a DVD.