Called to HearCalled to Hear: A Study Guide is an interactive study resource for the ELCA’s social statement, “The Church and Criminal Justice: Hearing the Cries.” The social statement presents a comprehensive perspective on matters related to the U.S. criminal justice system. This scripture-based study guide was developed to help you explore the topic and be moved to action.

The ELCA embarked on writing the social statement and this accompanying study in order to inspire informed attitudes and create life-changing actions. Through these resources may all participants better understand how they are called to hear the cries and to serve God’s intention of ministry and justice for all.