“Stirring the Waters — Faith, Science and Action!” Highlights
LAMPa’s traditional Lutheran Day in the Capitol became two days of service, learning and advocacy in 2016 as new partners created new opportunities for being Church Together, for the sake of the world, in Pennsylvania.
On April 17, a team of Glocal Musicians from ELCA Global Mission, Lutheran Camping Corporation of Central Pennsylvania and Pennsylvania Interfaith Power & Light partnered with LAMPa for a day of tree-planting, canoeing, hiking, singing, praying and learning, all centered by a beautiful Interfaith Blessing of Waters on the Susquehanna River. More than 150 people joined us for the day’s events that included an evening meal in the capitol rotunda, capped by hope-filled music and creation justice presentations by Glocal Musicians and Dr. Raymond Najjar Jr.
Resources from Sunday, April 17:
On April 18, LAMPa partnered with the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg. Dr. Ann Milliken Pederson delivered the keynote, “Intersections: Where Science, Religion and Advocacy Meet,” launching the seminary’s spring Academy Week.
We celebrated advocacy successes of the past year and gave thanks for the work of advocates in each of our synods during a special recognition luncheon. Read their stories here.
Resources from Monday Workshops:
“Taking Climate Change Out of the Green Box: Hopeful Action All Year ‘Round” Resources: Out of the Green Box presentation and handouts
“Inviting Your Legislators to Help — Advocacy with a Moral Voice” Resources: Moral Voice presentation and handouts
“Improving Elections in PA” Resources: Keystone Votes — The Case for Updating Our Election Laws and PowerPoint Presentation — Updating PA’s Elections and ELCAVotes!
Don’t see resources for a workshop you attended? Here’s a link to the list of workshops so that you may contact presenters directly. Check back for updates to this resource list or contact LAMPa with a specific request.
For more background, click here for a link to presenters.