PA House Passes Hate Crimes Legislation

November 2nd, 2023|

In the midst of rising violence and expressions of hatred, particularly toward Jewish and Muslim communities in the U.S. in the wake of conflict in the Middle East,  the state House of Representatives on Tuesday passed three bills to strengthen the Commonwealth’s hate crime laws. Supported by votes from both

PA To Adopt New Environmental Justice Policy

August 31st, 2023|

The Shapiro Administration has announced its plans to adopt a new environmental justice policy that expands environmental safeguards across the Commonwealth. The revision updates a 20-year-old policy that the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has used to guide protections for communities most vulnerable to environmental challenges. These areas make

Join Stand Against Christian Nationalism

November 3rd, 2022|

Christian Nationalism identifies human-made governments as lockstep with God’s will and seeks to privilege Christians, typically only white Christians. This type of ideology is not only dangerous but distorts the difference between holding government accountable to God as opposed to identified strictly with God’s will. Bishop Eaton has issued a

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

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