ELCA Presiding Bishop Issues Statement Addressing Dakota Access Pipeline
Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton released a statement regarding the Dakota Access Pipeline: "I recognize there are people of deep faith on all sides of this issue with varied perspectives, and I pray that we use this time wisely. We need to be in prayer, to express solidarity, and to build relationships. We also need to take seriously the concerns of the American Indian community, initiate and/or continue local efforts to strengthen and expand partnerships, and deepen cross-cultural understanding." Continue reading...
Connecting faith and public life
As members of the ELCA, we believe that we are freed in Christ to serve and love our neighbor. God uses our hands, through our direct service work and our voices, through our advocacy efforts, to restore and reconcile our world. Through faithful advocacy, the ELCA lives out our Lutheran belief that governments can help advance the common good.
ELCA advocacy works for change in public policy based on the experience of Lutheran ministries, programs and projects around the world and in communities across the United States. We work through political channels on behalf of the following biblical values: peacemaking, hospitality to strangers, care for creation, and concern for people living in poverty and struggling with hunger and disease.
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Together, we achieve things on a scale and scope that we could never do otherwise. When we act as a coordinated network of advocates and reach out to officials on relevant, timely issues, we effectively impact public policies. See more at: http://www.elca.org/advocacy#sthash.RLcpzwJg.dpuf
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