The Lutheran Office for Public Policy in Wisconsin (LOPPW) is an advocacy ministry of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) and is part of the Congregational and Synodical Mission unit. LOPPW’s ministry is expressed through a partnership of the World Hunger Program and the six ELCA synods with congregations in Wisconsin. LOPPW represents the coordinated witness of the ELCA on issues of public policy advocacy in the state of Wisconsin.
We have an ELCA presence on statewide legislative issues that are related to LOPPW’s priorities. And we help to educate and network ELCA members across the state. We also work in conjunction with other faith-based and secular groups.
LOPPW recognizes the diversity of personal opinions held by Lutherans in Wisconsin. Sound research, a sound Lutheran theological foundation, and careful study are essential in the development of advocacy positions so they may be accurately and sensitively interpreted to the Lutheran constituency and society at large.