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Using Caring for Health in Your Congregation
ELCACS1067 - Using Caring for Health in Your Congregation

A congregational study on the health care social statement.

Also available for free download.


Price:$1.00

Explotacion Sexual Comercial
ELCACS1064 - Explotacion Sexual Comercial

The ELCA's message on commercial sexual exploitation, Spanish translation.

Also available for free download.


Price:$1.00

Commercial Sexual Exploitation
ELCACS1061 - Commercial Sexual Exploitation

The ELCA's message on the organized form of this sinful behavior. It is especially demonic when it exploits children and youth. Commercial sexual exploitation is widespread throughout the United States and around the world, and it continues to grow. To a large extent, this exploitation remains hidden from public attention and ignored by church and society.

Also available for free download.


Price:$.10

End Of Life Decisions
ELCACS1036 - End Of Life Decisions

This is a social message on end of life decisions and situations as adopted by the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) in 1992.

Also available for free download.


Price:$.05

Death Penalty Social Statement
ELCACS1035 - Death Penalty Social Statement

This is a social statement on the death penalty as adopted by the Evangelical Lutheran Church in American (ELCA) in 1991.

Also available for free download.


Price:$.10

Safe Connections
ELCAVE1016 - Safe Connections

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.

Also available for free download.


Price:$2.00

Even the Stones Cry Out for Justice
ELCAMM1013 - Even the Stones Cry Out for Justice
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.
Price:$4.95

Troubling the Waters for the Healing of the Church
ELCAMM1012 - Troubling the Waters for the Healing of the Church

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

Also available as a free download:
Full binder
Participant's Guide
Leader's Guide


Price:$0.00

Personas que viven con discapacidades
ELCAOB1010 - Personas que viven con discapacidades

A social message on people with disabilities adopted at the November 2010 ELCA Church Council meeting. This is the Spanish translation.

Please note: this resource comes bundled in packs of 5.

Also available for free download.


Price:$.50

ELCA Disabilities Message
ELCAOB1008 - ELCA Disabilities Message

A social message on people with disabilities adopted at the November 2010 ELCA Church Council meeting.

Please note: this resource comes bundled in packs of 5.

Also available for free download.


Price:$.50

La Iglesia y la justicia penal
ELCAOB1015 - La Iglesia y la justicia penal

"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.

Also available for free download.


 


Price:$1.25

Body of Christ and Mental Illness social message
ELCAOB1013 - Body of Christ and Mental Illness social message
This resource contains the ELCA's social message on mental illness. Please note: this resource comes bundled in packs of 5. For a free complimentary copy, call the ELCA contact center at 800-638-3522.

Also available for free download.
 

Price:$0.00

Social Stmt on Genetics, Faith and Responsibility
ELCAOS1003 - Social Stmt on Genetics, Faith and Responsibility

This is the social statement on genetics, which was adopted by the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Churchwide Assembly in 2011.

Please note: It is sold in packs of 5.

Also available for free download.


Price:$1.25

Funding Expanded Ministries
ELCACS1092 - Funding Expanded Ministries
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 community.
Price:$5.00

Our Calling in Education DVD
ELCACS1084 - Our Calling in Education DVD
DVD leader's guide for study of ELCA social statement on education. Includes session plans for a variety of formats and audiences, handouts, video clips, web links, bibliography, etc.
Price:$1.00

Legal Gaming By American Indian Tribes
ELCACS1028 - Legal Gaming By American Indian Tribes

An ELCA social policy resolution on gambling sponsored by American Indian Tribes.

Also available for free download.


Price:$0.00

Toward Compassionate Just Wise Immigration Reform
ELCACS1029 - Toward Compassionate Just Wise Immigration Reform

Toward Compassionate, Just & Wise Immigration Reform. An ELCA social policy resolution on immigration as adopted by the ELCA Church Council in 2009.

Please note: this resource comes bundled in packs of 5.

Also available for free download.


Price:$.50

Hacia una reforma migratoria compasiva
ELCACS1000 - Hacia una reforma migratoria compasiva

Hacia una reforma migratoria compasiva, justa y sabia
Esta resolución de política social fue adoptada por el Consejo Eclesial de la Iglesia Evangélica Luterana en América en su reunión de noviembre de 2009.

Toward Compassionate, Just, and Wise Immigration Reform. This social policy resolution was adopted by the Church Council of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America at its November 2009 meeting.

Please note: this resource comes bundled in packs of 5.

Also available as free download.


Price:$0.00

Church And State Luth Perspective
ELCACS1030 - Church And State Luth Perspective

A social statement on church and state relations adopted by the Lutheran Church in America (LCA) in 1963.

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Price:$0.00

Homelessness A Renewal Of Commitment
ELCACS1031 - Homelessness A Renewal Of Commitment

A social message on homelessness adopted by the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) in 1990.

Also available for free download.


Price:$0.00

Using ELCA Social Statement Abortion
ELCACS1032 - Using ELCA Social Statement Abortion

This is a study guide for the ELCA social statement "Abortion."


Price:$0.00

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