Watch and share the video below: "God’s Work. Our Hands. Caring for Creation Today." You can also check out additional resources from ELCA.org/environment for more ideas on how you can amplify what you are already doing and mobilize others to act.
Viewing governments as helpful ways God is active in our world, the ELCA is energized by engagement in public life. When we, as ELCA members, lift our voices together to influence policies that advance the common good, we further God’s work in our world.
Read the 2016 Living Lutheran story "Advocacy As Witness: A Voice for Common Good." This article names many issues that motivate us: hunger, racial tension, pay equity and veterans' care, just to scratch the surface.
Use the study guide here to direct your reflection. Our study guides aren't like the ones used for your classes. Rather, they are ways for us to pause and think about what we are reading and how we can apply it to God's call for us, both as a church and as individuals. This study guide will help us work through what it means to be a public church and how we can be an active part of that church.
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