"La Iglesia y la justicia penal: escuchemos los lamentos" is the Spanish
translation of the ELCA social statement "The Church and Criminal Justice:
Hearing the Cries," adopted by the 2013 ELCA Churchwide Assembly. Packages
of 5, shrinkwrapped.
Postcard encourages people to stay informed, be inspired and get involved
through Global Links, a monthly e-newsletter found at www.ELCA.org/Global-Links. To order
up to 10 packages of 25 postcards, contact 800-638-3522 or RIS@elca.org. To order 11 or more packages, order
through this site. Free shipping and handling.
Major shifts in weather patterns will profoundly affect the global food supply and food security of billions of people. This resource will help you learn more about the agricultural impacts of a changing climate and what you can do to help.
Healthy relationships of trust and respect between laity and clergy are
essential for carrying out the mission of the church.
This resource is provided to members of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in
America in the hope it can assist us in creating and maintaining strong,
creative and healthy relationships of integrity and safety, for the sake of our
common ministry to the gospel of Christ Jesus and to the people of God.
A study written by the Criminal Justice Task Force of the Evangelical
Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) and published by the ELCA. It is an invitation
to join this church's moral deliberation on a major social issue that not only
affects millions of our neighbors whom we are called by God to love and serve,
but also many in our congregations.
Please note: this resource comes bundled in packs
An ecumenical Christian study guide on global poverty and the Millennium Development Goals. Prepared by The Episcopal Church Office of Government Relations and the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) Washington Office.
A powerful resource for congregations who want to reach out to and
embrace people of all races, cultures and ethnic backgrounds. This resource
provides biblical illustrations of how racism separates us form what God calls
us to be; challenges and stimulates with questions, vignettes and discussion
topics; encourages change as members challenge the obstacles racism presents.
Recognizing racism is the first step to abolishing it. "Even the Stones Will Cry
Out for Justice" contains everthing leaders need to conduct a three- or
five-session Bible study or a one-day retreat.
Troubling the Waters for Healing of the Church is a resource that is
developed specifically for White congregational members and others to help them
understand the role that White privilege and internalized White superiority has
had in shaping their own attitudes, belief systems, cultures and those of the
church and society at large. This resource has been designed by White people for
White people to equip them with tools that will aid them in addressing and
breaking the cycle of socialization that perpetuates racism and sustains an
exclusive church. The resource will help White congregational members or groups
to embark on a journey of learning from one another as well as from people of
color who may enter the river of conversations with them as time goes on. The
resource is broken down into 18 sessions starting with the Advent season and
ending with Pentecost. The resource material should be presented by two
facilitators, but can be done by one facilitator. Participants are not expected
to have a copy of the resource, however, it is expected that each facilitator
have a copy. The resource is separated into two sections:
1. Facilitator instruction and guide 2. Participant handout section which
may be photocopied
This resource will provide you with an analysis of the construct that
maintains both wealth and poverty in America. It contains information, Bible
studies, bibliographies, and some network referrals for doing work among people
living with poverty.
A planning guide for social ministry in congregations. This resource is a
workbook for congregational-based social ministry. (It is a revision and new
edition of a previous publication by the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America,
titled "To Serve as Jesus Served.")
Criminal Justice Ministry: a Congregational Handbook for Jail and Prison
Ministry is an 80-page notebook (3 hole punched) with a primary section devoted
to preparing the congregation for criminal justice ministry. Also included are a
biblical reflection; 2 sessions of volunteer training; Web, print and video
resources; and a dozen essays on criminal justice topics. The resource is a
joint project of ELCA and LCMS.
This manual provides funding assistance for congregationally based social
ministry programs. It offers an overview of ministry funding techniques that
take advantage of the resources of the congregation and the
This resource includes a complete collection of the social policy documents
of the ELCA (social statements, messages, and social policy resolutions through
December 2007). Other resources are also available on this CD for: moral
formation and deliberation; understanding the development and enactment of
social policy; and interpreting and applying ELCA teaching and policy to social
All social policy documents are also available for free download.