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Virtual Listening Events for New Social Statement

May 24 - May 25

A task force is at work on a new social statement about civics and faith. This month you can connect directly with the task force through a virtual listening event and share what’s important to you. Register today.  There are two opportunities to participate:
+ Tuesday, May 24, 7-8:15 p.m. Central time
+ Wednesday, May 25, 7-8:15 p.m. Central time

To help dig into the text, there is a Study Guide, along with a Leader’s Guide for those facilitating groups. A Spanish translation can be downloaded here. Printed copies (in packs of 5) can be ordered here.


Social messages are teaching documents of the ELCA focused on particular social topics. They are intended to focus attention and urge action on timely, pressing matters of social concern to church and society. ELCA social statements are more comprehensive documents developed via a five-year process led by a task force and adopted at churchwide assemblies. To read more about the upcoming work toward a social statement on church and state, click here.


May 24
May 25
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