Category: Racism

ELCA Statement on Mass Murders in Buffalo

“Is there no balm in Gilead? Is there no physician there? Why then has the health of my poor people not been restored?” —Jeremiah 8:22   Our hearts grieve for...

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Rogation Stories: Stewardship & the Disenfranchised

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...

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Commemoration of the Martyrdom of the Emanuel 9

As part of the 2019 ELCA Churchwide Assembly, voting members adopted a resolution designating June 17 as a commemoration of the martyrdom of the Emanuel 9—the nine people shot and...

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LAMPa Welcomes Donna Skinner Echols to Policy Council

LAMPa is very happy to welcome Donna Skinner Echols to Policy Council as a representative of Southeastern Pennsylvania Synod! Donna has 42 years of experience in the development, management, monitoring...

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Level Up Announces Campaign for Education Funding

Level Up, a coalition of more than a dozen education advocacy organizations from across the commonwealth, launched a campaign on April 15th to increase state funding for the 100 most underfunded...

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A Statement from Bishop Eaton on Racial Injustice

“But let justice roll down like waters, and righteousness like an ever-flowing stream” (Amos 5:24).  The last 16 days have been a microcosm of the original sins of racism and white supremacy in the United...

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Bishop Eaton Issues Statement for Earth Day

Earth Day statement from Bishop Eaton 4/13/2021 1:05:00 PM ​O Lord, how manifold are your works! In wisdom you have made them all; the earth is full of your creatures....

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New Data Reveals Extent of Students Experiencing Homelessness

More and more of Pennsylvania’s school-age children were experiencing homelessness even before the pandemic, according to a newly released report by the Pennsylvania Department of Education. The study accumulates the...

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Bishop Eaton Issues Message Addressing Anti-Asian Racism

My enemies trample on me all day long, for many fight against me. O Most High, when I am afraid, I put my trust in you. In God, whose word...

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Welcoming Schools Survey Due March 15

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...

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