Episcopal, Lutheran partnership focuses on asylum-seeker sponsor training

April 15th, 2024|

CHICAGO — Building on a shared vision for gospel-centered hospitality and inclusion, Episcopal Migration Ministries (EMM) and AMMPARO, the migrant ministry of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), have entered into a partnership to better train and support asylum-seeker sponsors. Accompanying Migrants with Protection, Advocacy, Representation and Opportunities (AMMPARO)

Driving PA Forward Day in the Capitol Recognizes Agricultural Workers

November 15th, 2023|

Days ahead of Thanksgiving,  LAMPa joined coalition partners in the state Capitol to recognize the contributions of immigrant farmworkers to our holiday tables and to advance protections for those workers and their families.  Watch the video "Blessed Be." “A driver's license is needed in order to take kids to school, medical

Climate Panel Report “Dire Warning” with Narrow Window for Action

March 3rd, 2022|

Climate change is causing widespread and dangerous threats to nature and billions of people around the planet, but especially those least able to cope, according to a report released this week by the International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), which warns that humankind has a narrowing window for action. “This

Rogation Stories: Stewardship & the Disenfranchised

July 9th, 2021|

In late April this year LAMPa joined with United Lutheran Seminary in the celebration of rogation. ULS’s spring convocation around the theme “The Theology of Gathering” helped Lutherans across Pennsylvania think about the ways in which we are connected, even as we distanced ourselves due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In recognizing this theme, and

Welcoming Schools Survey Due March 15

February 22nd, 2021|

Did you know that, currently, ONLY 6 out of the 500 school districts in Pennsylvania have explicit policies or resolutions in place that welcome and support immigrant and refugee students? The Welcoming Schools Campaign, a program of the Pennsylvania Immigration and Citizenship Coalition (PICC), aims to educate and empower immigrant and refugee students and

Latest COVID-19 Relief Bill Includes Emergency Housing Provisions

January 7th, 2021|

The latest COVID-19 Relief Bill was signed into law on December 27, 2020. The $900 billion COVID-relief package includes housing provisions such as $25 billion in emergency rental assistance and an extension of the CDC's federal eviction moratorium through January 31st. The relief bill will provide essential and desperately needed

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