The Magazine of The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America


STAND UP sets world record

To get others to sit up and take notice, some 23.5 million people got to their feet Oct. 15-16 to show support for “making poverty history”—the goal of the U.N. Millennium Campaign. These students at the School of Knowledge, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, form the record-setting total of 23,542,614 that earned the effort a place in the Guinness World Records for the largest number of people to stand up for a cause.

In ELCA churches from Houston to Hinsdale, Ill., 1,500 members stood during worship in prayer. “Our commitment as Lutherans to fighting poverty and disease in the world is part of a global movement with a common goal to end the scandal of poverty that kills,” said Kim C. Stietz, ONE Lutheran Campaign coordinator, ELCA Washington Office.


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