Category: ELCA

August 2, 2017

LAMPa Seeks Program Director

LAMPa is seeking applications for a full-time program director in its Harrisburg-area office. The program director is responsible for the coordination and communication of the Lutheran Advocacy Ministry in Pennsylvania (LAMPa) statewide action network, working with the seven synods and Lutheran ministries throughout Pennsylvania, as well as ELCA Churchwide partners, particularly World Hunger. The primary objective is to...

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August 1, 2017

“For Such a Time as This.” Pray. Fast. Act. on Aug. 21

FOR SUCH A TIME (AUGUST): This month’s day of fasting and action is Monday, Aug. 21. In August, we focus on programs that provide relief from the effects of environmental degradation on the livelihoods of the poorest among us. As Lutherans, we are called to “seek sufficient, sustainable livelihood for all” and to ensure that all of God’s children are cared for, no matter where...

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May 19, 2017

“For Such a Time as This.” Pray. Fast. Act. Lutheran-Episcopal call for Public Witness

On May 18, 2017, the presiding bishops of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and the Episcopal Church issued a joint invitation to a season of prayer, fasting and advocacy. The Rev. Elizabeth Eaton, presiding bishop of the ELCA and The Most Reverend Michael Curry, presiding bishop of the Episcopal Church, extended this call out...

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April 20, 2017

Hunger Leaders Urge Lawmakers to Expand School Breakfast

LAMPa and ELCA World Hunger leaders in Pennsylvania signed a letter delivered to lawmakers today as part of a statewide coalition urging an additional $2 million to expand school breakfast participation through alternative delivery methods. “Right now, 1 in 5 kids in Pennsylvania struggles with hunger. School breakfast is critical to ensure that kids get...

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April 6, 2017

PA Lutherans Participate in State of Appalachia Conference

ELCA Lutherans from across the Appalachian region participated in an ecumenical State of Appalachia Conference on March 31 – April 1, 2017, in Pipestem State Park, West Virginia. The conference “was an important gathering for public advocacy and service ministries in Appalachia,” said the Rev. Dr. Gilson Waldkoenig, professor of Church in Society at the...

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April 1, 2017

ELCA Bishops, Advocates Urge Congress to Protect Refugees, Migrants

At the end of March, over 100 Lutheran leaders, including Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton, met with congressional offices in Washington, D.C. to urge their members of Congress to protect and welcome vulnerable refugees and migrant children fleeing the endemic violence and persecution in their communities. Add your voice to theirs by taking action here. “It...

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November 1, 2016

SWPA Hunger Leaders Gather

Lutherans from across Southwestern Pennsylvania gathered on Saturday,  October 29,  to make connections and learn about the ways that individuals, congregations, and non-profit organizations are working to end hunger in their communities.  Keynote speaker Mikka McCracken, ELCA World Hunger Director for Planning and Engagement, thanked participants for their hunger ministry and support of ELCA World Hunger. She reflected...

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October 4, 2016

Governor Releases Blueprint for a Hunger-Free PA

LAMPa applauds the Wolf Administration on the recent unveiling of its food security plan – Setting the Table: A Blueprint for a Hunger-free PA, and urges ELCA hunger leaders to bring their faith to the table to help make that goal a reality. After meeting with anti-hunger advocates, including LAMPa,  Gov. Tom Wolf signed an executive order in...

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May 28, 2016

LAMPa Names Tracey DePasquale New Director

The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and the Lutheran Advocacy Ministry in Pennsylvania (LAMPa) is pleased to announce the appointment of Tracey DePasquale as its new director.   DePasquale has served as interim director since December, following the promotion of the Rev. Amy Reumann to a post in Washington, D.C. LAMPa Policy Council Chair, The...

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September 9, 2014

#ELCADayofService Included Advocacy In PA

Putting their voices as well as their hands to God’s work, some congregations added advocacy to their day of service on September 7. In Gettysburg, Lutherans picked up litter, cleaned a soup kitchen, worked at a homeless shelter, served dinner at a migrant work camp, gleaned apples for the area Community Action Program and hosted...

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