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January 11, 2021

Advocacy 101 Resource Now Available

Looking for new material for you or young adults you know that will assist in learning about and getting involved in faith-based advocacy? Look no further! In conjunction with ELCA World Hunger and ELCA Advocacy, the 2019-2020 Hunger Advocacy Fellows prepared the “Advocacy 101 for Young Adults: When Faith Meets Public Policy” resource. Split into...

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January 7, 2021

Latest COVID-19 Relief Bill Includes Emergency Housing Provisions

The latest COVID-19 Relief Bill was signed into law on December 27, 2020. The $900 billion COVID-relief package includes housing provisions such as $25 billion in emergency rental assistance and an extension of the CDC’s federal eviction moratorium through January 31st. The relief bill will provide essential and desperately needed protections for renters, tens of...

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January 7, 2021

LAMPa Program Director Begins New Chapter

LAMPa Program Director Lynn Fry will conclude her service with LAMPa in January 2021. She has served in the position for three years. Early in the New Year she will transition to a new position at United Lutheran Seminary (ULS), serving as the Coordinator of Stewardship and Donor Relations. Reflecting on her LAMPa tenure Lynn...

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January 6, 2021

Bishop Eaton Responds to Events in U.S. Capitol

ELCA Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton responded to events in the U.S. Capitol on Epiphany with prayer and a call for the faithful to stand together and speak out against division and violence threatening our democracy. “The right to assemble and the right to free speech are enshrined in the Bill of Rights,” said Eaton in...

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January 5, 2021

PA General Assembly Kicks Off First Day Of Term With Turmoil

With families gathered as witnesses for a COVID-adapted swearing-in day in the state Capitol, normally a happy picture day,  the opening of the new Pennsylvania General Assembly turned into chaos as Republicans refused to seat a Democratic member because they dispute the results in his race.  As tensions escalated, the majority party voted to remove...

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December 18, 2020

Join LAMPa Seminary Intern for Weekly Compline

Join LAMPa United Lutheran Seminary (ULS) Intern Margaret (Meg) Folkemer for a weekly Compline Service. Since early pandemic days, Meg has been leading a compline or night prayer service every Wednesday evening live on Facebook with her  family. According to Meg, “we started it as a simple way to provide connection with one another and...

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December 16, 2020

Lutherans Testify in Support of RGGI

“… this very first commandment that God gives to humanity is clearly to care for creation” says Pastor Paul Metzloff, representing LAMPa at the December 8th Department of Environmental Protection hearing on the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI). For Metzloff, an army veteran with sixteen years of service, it is a “moral imperative” to care for God’s creation. Living into this call is not...

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December 15, 2020

ELCA Presiding Bishop Elizabeth A. Eaton Shares Christmas Message

The room was spare and dimly lit. We sat on folding chairs in a circle—young Honduran women and some of us from the ELCA. We had come to Honduras to observe the work of AMMPARO (Accompanying Migrant Minors with Protection, Advocacy, Representation and Opportunities). This is the ELCA’s strategy to help youth who have been...

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December 4, 2020

Commonwealth and Nation Face Housing Crisis: ELCA Congregations Respond

“God heard the cry of a homeless people and delivered them out of oppression in Egypt. Jesus, “who [had] nowhere to lay his head” (Luke 9:58), ministered with compassion to the poor and vulnerable. In practicing hospitality, we are promised to encounter the living Lord: “I was a stranger and you welcomed me” (Matthew 25:35). ...

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December 3, 2020

Temporary Change to the Timing of SNAP Benefits in December

What you need to know: ALL December SNAP benefits will be loaded to EBT cards by Dec. 11 in a one-time payment for the whole month. This means: • Those receiving SNAP may get their benefits earlier than usual. It is NOT an added payment. • This one-time SNAP benefits issuance will include Emergency Allotments...

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