A Ministry of the ELCA - Supported by World Hunger

In faithful response to God's love, we engage people of faith in the ministry of advocacy for policies that support peace, justice and care for all of God's creation.

LOPPW Priorities

  • Addressing the Problem of Sex Trafficking
  • Engaging the Challenges of Youth Experiencing Homelessness
  • Calling for Prison Reform for Youth 17 Years Old
  • Confronting the Reality of Children in Poverty
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ELCA.org National News

  • ELCA supports flood recovery in Europe's Balkan Peninsula
  • New Renewing Congregations grants support revitalization of ELCA congregations
  • ELCA members observe 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina
  • ELCA to join AME Church Sept. 6 for prayer, commitment to end racism
  • ELCA bishop poses ethical questions to Congress regarding Iran plan
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ELCA World Hunger

  • 868 million people – that’s 1 in 8 – are chronically hungry and cannot lead active daily lives.
  • 1.4 billion people live in extreme poverty, living on less than $1.25 per day.
  • In the United States, more than 50 million people do not know where their next meal will come from.
  • 46.2 million Americans are living in poverty.
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