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 presiding bishop and Episcopal Church presiding bishop World AIDS Day statement
  • ELCA presiding bishop urges Obama to support Palestinian U.N. membership
  • ELCA Church Council approves strategic directions plan
  • Rare 9th century manuscript of New Testament returned to Greek Orthodox Church
  • ELCA presiding bishop issues statement on Standing Rock
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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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