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March 1, 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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February 7, 2017

Budget Proposal Includes $2M for School Breakfast Expansion

Gov. Tom Wolf moved to boost the state’s underutilized school breakfast program by investing $2 million as part of his 2017-18 budget proposal so that schools can reach more students and ensure they have access to the healthy meals they need to start their day right. “Lutheran Advocacy Ministry in Pennsylvania applauds the governor’s attention...

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December 22, 2016

Join Pilot to Link Watershed Protection, Hunger Ministry

Is your congregation, camp, campus ministry interested in protecting Pennsylvania’s waterways or taking your hunger ministry to another level? Lutherans are being invited to opportunities for service — from growing native plants on private or church property to planting trees in parks or donated land, to processing fresh produce for charitable kitchens and pantries.  That service can...

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December 22, 2016

Cynthia Moe-Lobeda to Keynote Lutheran Day

Cynthia Moe-Lobeda will be our keynote speaker for Lutheran Day of Advocacy, May 22, at Trinity, Camp Hill. Dr. Moe-Lobeda, author of Public Church: For the Life of the World, and most recently, Resisting Structural Evil: Love as Ecological-Economic Vocation, is Professor of Theological and Social Ethics, Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary of California Lutheran Univeristy, and Core...

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December 22, 2016

Policy Council Adopts 2017-2019 Agenda

LAMPa’s Policy Council has adopted a two-year issue agenda that puts hunger and its underlying causes at the top of its list of priorities.  The action was taken by the Policy Council following its annual meeting with Pennsylvania Bishops in December, and builds upon the discernment and visioning work undertaken at a September retreat, which also...

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December 19, 2016

LAMPa Welcomes Terry Brown to Policy Council

Terry Brown, an active member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Potts Grove, has been appointed to represent Upper Susquehanna Synod on the Policy Council of Lutheran Advocacy Ministry in Pennsylvania. Recently retired from a Fortune 50 pharmaceutical manufacturer, where he served as Chief of Emergency Services, Terry has served his local communities since the...

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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 31, 2016

General Assembly Wraps Up Voting Session

As the Pennsylvania General Assembly wrapped up its voting session last week, the hoped-for vote on Safe Harbor for child sex-trafficking victims stalled, but LAMPa advocates can take some consolation in the things that did not become law. Safe Harbor Children in Pennsylvania who are sexually exploited by traffickers become re-victimized when they are arrested...

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October 31, 2016

Lutheran Day Save the Date: May 22, 2017

The rancor of this campaign season has uncovered divisions that will not disappear by swearing-in day.  It is critical that our voice, as the people of God, be heard.  At a time of such great need, how do we model mutual respect and attend to the issues confronting us and our neighbors near and far?...

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October 31, 2016

LAMPa Seeks Associate Director

LAMPa is seeking applications for a full-time associate director in its Harrisburg-area office. The associate 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...

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