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October 2017

October 31 500th Anniversary of the Reformation

Oct 31, 2017

Martin Luther posted his “Ninety-Five Theses” in Wittenberg on October 31, 1517 and the resulting debate about Christian teaching and practice led to changes that have shaped the course of Western Christianity for almost 500 years. At the heart of these wide-reaching changes was a deep conviction that God’s mercy or grace in Jesus is given freely to all. When Luther and others learned to trust God’s mercy with “a living, daring confidence,” they discovered in that faith the freedom…

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January 2018

Jan. 19-20 Forgotten Luther II Symposium

Jan 19, 2018 - Jan 20, 2018
Lutheran Church of the Reformation, 212 East Capitol Street Northeast
Washington, DC 20003, DC United States
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At a critical time in history this symposium seeks to provide lay leaders and pastors with resources for preaching, teaching and advocating for constructive change. While occasioned by the current political climate, this project is built on the foundation of the theological heritage of Martin Luther and his conviction that government is responsible for maintaining peace and good order – and for ensuring that no person is hungry or in want. When should the church support the state’s agenda? When…

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August 2019

ELCA Churchwide Assembly Meets In August

Aug 5, 2019 - Aug 10, 2019
Wisconsin Center, 400 W Wisconsin Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53203 United States
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The ELCA Churchwide Assembly, the primary decision-making body of the church, will meet August 5 - 10, 2019, at the Wisconsin Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Those assembled will discuss and make decisions about how to go about God’s work as a church. This year the assembly, gathered under the theme “We are church”, will worship, pray, engage in Bible study, deliberate and conduct business in plenary sessions. When the ELCA Churchwide Assembly convenes, its voting members meet with confidence in…

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October 2019

A Forgotten Luther Symposium: Re-Claiming a Vision of Global Community

Oct 25, 2019 - Oct 26, 2019
Saint Luke Lutheran Church, 9100 Colesville Road
Silver Spring, MD 20910 United States
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The third Symposium in the Forgotten Luther series is scheduled for October 25 - 26, 2019, at Saint Luke Lutheran Church, Silver Spring, MD.  With the help of five prominent church leaders and Luther scholars, the Symposium invites congregations to develop a broader understanding of the global dimension of Christ’s mission in the world. Against the growing disparity in wealth and the rising tide of economic and political refugees throughout the world, the Symposium will reflect on Luther’s oft-forgotten social…

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March 2020

Solidarity Not Solitary

Mar 16, 2020
Metropolitan Community Church of the Spirit, 2973 Jefferson Street
Harrisburg, PA 17110 United States
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The Pennsylvania Council of Churches is sponsoring Solidarity Not Solitary, a program designed to learn about the movement to dramatically reduce the practice of Solitary Confinement in Pennsylvania. The program is scheduled for Monday, March 16, 2020 from 6-8 p.m. at Metropolitan Community Church of the Spirit, 2973 Jefferson Street, Harrisburg, PA 17110. Learn about the history of solitary confinement, its uses and effects, and strategies for advocating against the practice. Hear from returning citizens about their lives during and…

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May 2020

Commonwealth Interfaith Service: Loving Your Neighbor as Yourself in a TIme of Pandemic

May 7, 2020

You are invited to join, with virtual open arms, to celebrate the rich diversity of faith traditions in Pennsylvania. Participate in the virtual Commonwealth Interfaith Service on Thursday, May 7 at 6 p.m. on Facebook Live. This year's theme is Loving Your Neighbor as Yourself in a Time of Pandemic. This is the 12th year in raising a collective voice for a more just and peaceful world. Help us to build a culture of shalom, hospitality, and welcome! On Thursday,…

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LAMPa Schedules Virtual ELCA Social Message Hearing

May 18, 2020

What is a faithful Lutheran response regarding civic engagement? Although at this time showing love of neighbor means we can't gather as we long to do for our annual Lutheran Day in the Capitol, we invite Pennsylvania ELCA Lutherans to gather virtually on May 18 to hear from our keynote, the Rev. Dr. Roger Willer, and shape our denomination's newest social message Learn more and register here. The ELCA is gifted with a body of social teaching in the form…

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October 2020

ELCAvotes Webinars & Lutheran Advocacy Civic Engagement Resources

Oct 5, 2020 - Oct 14, 2020
Virtual PA United States

  You are invited to be part of an ELCAvotes webinar this month as our nation rapidly approaches Election Day 2020! Sign up for the webinars as indicated. Wed. Oct. 7 from 5-6 p.m. EDT: "Do you want to know how your vote matters?" Co-hosted with Women of the ELCA.  Register here.      Thurs. Oct. 8, 7:30 p.m. EDT: "Before We Vote: Issues. Actions. Outcome." with African Descent Strategy Team in partnership with African Descent Ministries.  Register here.    …

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Civil Conversations Facilitator Training

Oct 29, 2020
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Interfaith Philadelphia is offering a virtual Civil Conversations Facilitator training that will give participants the skills to organize Civil Conversations in their congregations, workplaces, and communities. This workshop will introduce techniques for facilitating thoughtful, engaged, and generative dialogue in your congregation, school, workplace, or neighborhood.  Hone your skills for leading group dialogue, and practice ways to respond as a facilitator that will help groups work through difficult moments. This virtual training is scheduled for Thursday, October 29 from 9 am…

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April 2021

ULS Spring Convocation

April 21
Online Webinar

On April 21st from 1:00pm to 4:00pm United Lutheran Seminary will be holding its spring convocation. This year's theme is the "Theology of Gathering as Church" during and after the pandemic. The event will be held virtually via Zoom. Register here! From ULS: "Since the earliest days, Christians have gathered in particular places as Church to experience God revealing God’s self.  These gatherings have continuously evolved throughout history, especially in responding to context.  Biblical and liturgical traditions provide a wealth…

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