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.

New Resource! Called into the World: Devotions on the ELCA Social Statements (find under Resources & Advocacy Tools)


LOPPW Priorities

  • Calling for an End to Childhood Hunger (and issues related to homelessness, drugs)
  • Addressing the Scandal of Human Trafficking
  • Caring for God's Creation
  • Confronting the Impact of Money on Politics and Public Policies
  • Supporting Immigration Reform
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ELCA.org National News

  • ELCA presiding bishop letter of support in response to Indonesian bombings
  • ELCA presiding bishop's pastoral message on situation in Gaza
  • Ann Svennungsen re-elected bishop of the ELCA Minneapolis Area Synod
  • Susan Briner elected bishop of the ELCA Southwestern Texas Synod
  • James Gonia re-elected bishop of ELCA Rocky Mountain Synod
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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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