Category: Interfaith

LAMPa Welcomes New Policy Council Member from SWPA

The Rev. Jim Engel, pastor at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Uniontown, joins the LAMPa Policy Council representing the ELCA Southwestern Pennsylvania Synod (SWPA). “I am excited to have the...

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ELCA Church Council Adopts New Social Message

The ELCA Church Council has unanimously adopted a new social message: “Government and Civic Engagement in the United States: Discipleship in a Democracy.” This project was called for at the...

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Home Utility Assistance is Available in Pennsylvania: Apply by August 31

The Pennsylvania Department of Human Services (DHS) Secretary Teresa Miller reminds Pennsylvanians of the availability of assistance in paying certain utility bills through the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)...

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ELCA Commemorates 500th Anniversary of Luther’s The Freedom of a Christian

This year marks the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther’s treatise The Freedom of a Christian. To observe this milestone, the Rev. Elizabeth A. Eaton, presiding bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran...

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Exercise Your Civic Duty and Prepare to Vote

“Christians are called to be stewards of our common life through serving as faithful and active citizens. We live out our mutual responsibility for one another by guaranteeing our neighbor’s...

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Season of Creation Devotions Offered by Four Heads of Communion

The Rev. Elizabeth A. Eaton, presiding bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), and leaders from The Episcopal Church, the Anglican Church of Canada and the Evangelical Lutheran...

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PA Council of Churches seeks Executive Director

The Pennsylvania Council of Churches continues its search for an executive director, with a deadline of August 31 for applications. They hope to find “a faithful and resourceful Christian disciple...

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LAMPa Welcomes the Rev. Carla Wilson to Policy Council

The Rev. Carla Christopher Wilson, Associate Pastor of Outreach and Faith Formation at Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd in Lancaster,  will join the LAMPa Policy Council in September as...

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Accessing “Advocacy Tools for Loving Your Neighbor”

Our thoughts and prayers inform our actions.  An online training event hosted jointly by the Episcopal Church and the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, “Advocacy Tools for Loving Your Neighbor”, ...

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Federal Judge Orders ICE to Release Migrant Children from Berks County Residential Center

On June 26, 2020, California’s Central District Court ruled that ICE should release children from the country’s three family detention centers, two in Texas and one in Berks County. “There...

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