Legislature enacts budget with childcare tax credit, indigent defense; addressing medical debt and whole-home repairs delayed

December 15th, 2023|

The General Assembly ended 2023 with passage of code bills that enact the budget. After months of stalled negotiations, and almost halfway through the fiscal year, the final bill passed with significant bipartisan support and was signed immediately by Gov.  Shapiro. “I think it's important to note that we learned

Lutheran Day 2023 Garners Record Turnout for Study and Practice of Civic Life and Faith

May 1st, 2023|

Lutherans turned out in record numbers for LAMPa's annual day of advocacy, gathering in person after four years to wrestle with what it means for us to be disciples in this democracy in this time and to speak as church together for neighbors struggling with hunger or lack of a

SWPA Honors King With Focus on a Home for ALL in the Beloved Community

April 4th, 2023|

Southwestern Pennsylvania Synod honored the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with an ecumenical service of Holy Communion and a weekend focused the practice of nonviolence in their continuing efforts to build the Beloved Community in the Pittsburgh region with a priority on equitable housing. In his sermon, "Dr.

Blanket Project Quilt Squares Return to Capitol with Invitations to Visit Ministries

February 16th, 2023|

Red-white-and-blue quilt patches were tucked inside cards and hand-delivered to members of Congress the day after Valentine's Day, urging them to act in love for our neighbors who are experiencing homelessness. The patches had been part of the first-ever Homeless Remembrance Blanket Project on the lawn of the U.S. Capitol,

PA Housing Alliance Recognizes Pastor of The Welcome Church with Frontline Leader Award

December 13th, 2022|

The Rev. Violet Little, pastor of The Welcome Church in Southeastern Pennsylvania Synod, was recognized with the Frontline Leader Award at the state’s Homes Within Reach Conference. More than 800 attended the conference, hosted by the Housing Alliance of PA, of which LAMPa is a member. The award recognizes those

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