The Magazine of The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America


Putting faith on the line

Presidential candidates are urged to take action

As we approach the U.S. presidential election, I recently joined the chief executives of several Lutheran partners—Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service, Lutheran Services in America and Lutheran World Relief—in writing a letter to each presidential nominee.

In that letter, we point out that Lutherans have a long history and wide experience with health and human services, relief and development, refugee protection and immigration. Lutheran ministries reach every state and more than 60 countries, serving millions of the most vulnerable people throughout the world.

Effective and transformative work by Lutheran organizations demonstrates that people of faith can help change the world in practical ways. In this spirit, we offered the following as our collective vision for the next several years.

Economic insecurity and poverty.
Lutherans have a longstanding public record of making a difference in the lives of people. We remain committed to serving those in need.

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