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.

Current News

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LOPPW Priorities

  • Calling for an End to Childhood Hunger
  • Addressing the Scandal of Human Trafficking
  • Caring for God's Creation
  • Confronting the Impact of Money on Politics and Public Policies
  • Supporting Prison Reform
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ELCA.org National News

  • ELCA Conference of Bishops approves redesign of first-call process
  • Network of ELCA Colleges and Universities issues statement condemning hate threats
  • ELCA endorses presidential debates standards
  • ELCA presiding bishop issues statement addressing Dakota Access Pipeline
  • ELCA presiding bishop issues statement in observance of 15th anniversary of 9/11
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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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