“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 17Stirring the Waters-142, 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.


Photos of the canoe trip guided by DCNR Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn

Photos of the Interfaith Blessing of Waters

Photos from the Capitol

Resources from Sunday, April 17:

Thanksgiving for Baptism by the Rev. Victoria Larson.

Presentation by Dr. Raymond Najjar Jr.



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:

“Forget Fences: Good Trees Make Good Neighbors — Pick Up Your Spade ”                                                                  Resources:  DCNR and Climate Change Report and DCNR Policy Update Handout

“Sharing Your Advocacy Story”                                                                                                                                      Resources: Telling your Story and Mary Jane’s Story.

“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

“Providing Safe Harbor for Child Victims of Sex Trafficking in PA — Proposed Legislation”                                Resources:  “God’s work. Our hands. Our voices.”  Soap Project and SB851 Issue Brief

“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.