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.

Join WELCA & LOPPW for Rally to Support a Safe Harbor for Trafficked Youth on September 24 at Messiah Lutheran Church in Madison and the Capitol (see more under Events)

LOPPW Priorities

  • Calling for an End to Childhood Hunger
  • Addressing the Crisis of Human Trafficking
  • Caring for God's Creation
  • Supporting Immigration Reform
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ELCA.org National News

  • Interfaith coalition galvanizes action on climate emergency
  • ELCA presiding bishop issues pastoral message on racism and white supremacy
  • 2019 ELCA Churchwide Assembly declares the ELCA a sanctuary church
  • 2019 ELCA Churchwide Assembly summary of actions
  • ELCA Churchwide Assembly elects new secretary
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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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