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  • August 12, 2014

    Lutherans Speak Out for Clean Air for All God’s Children


    LAMPa coordinated the faith community voice at the Environmental Protection Agency public comment sessions in Pittsburgh on July 31 on new regulations to require carbon-pollution controls at existing coal-fired power plants.  Lutherans testifying included The Rev. Dr. Leah Schade (Upper Susquehanna Synod), Mr. John Bechtel (Lower Susquehanna Synod),  The Rev. Paul Lubold (Southwestern PA Synod) and  Mr. Dennis Groce (Northwestern PA Synod) and Ms. Cricket Eccleston Hunter for PA-IPL. See also this blog post on the experience by Rev. Schade. See the ELCA Blogs from  Day 1 and Days 2 and 3 of the hearings. See Campaign August/September advocacy actions, including o   Submitting comments to the EPA o   Letters to the EPA as part of “God’s Work. Our Hands. Sunday” activities o   Faith Climate Petition ...

  • August 12, 2014

    Advocacy for God’s Work. Our Hands. Our Voices. Day of Service

    OUr Voices

    LAMPa has identified four advocacy opportunities for congregations to engage in during God's Work. Our Hands. Day of Service. Each come with background materials and ideas and ideas for action. Need a hand getting this off the ground? Contact the ...

  • July 28, 2014

    Add Your Voice to “God’s Work. Our Hands.” Day of Service on September 7

    OUr Voices

    On September 7, ELCA congregations across Pennsylvania will be serving their neighbors during “God’s Work. Our Hands.” Sunday. Together congregations will prepare or deliver meals, fix houses, collect supplies, help a child learn to read and so much more. But ...

  • July 24, 2014

    Clean Air for All God’s Children Campaign


    "We are called to act with justice, We are called to love tenderly, We are called to serve one another, To walk humbly with God." David Haas, "We Are Called", Evangelical Lutheran Worship, p. 720 As Christians, we think and talk about what we may ...

  • July 3, 2014

    Two Steps Forward on Affordable Housing

    Housing  Crisis

    Your advocacy is working and members of the General Assembly are catching on: Investing in the housing market is good for the Commonwealth. It creates jobs and encourages community revitalization and reinvestment, all while helping to end homelessness and expand ...