Worship Resources for HIV/AIDS Awareness

As Lutherans, we believe in the power of prayer. We believe in the power of song, of the gospel, of community. We believe in the power of worship. There is power in calling upon God to touch the lives of people or groups who society has stigmatized or ignored by name. There is power in […]

Refugee Sunday

In 1939, Lutherans all across the United States banded together to reach out to assist Lutheran refugees fleeing Nazi Germany. Creating Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service (LIRS) to organize their efforts, they welcomed these new Americans and walked with them as they began their new lives in the United States. Today, LIRS has directly resettled […]

Discover Islam

Discover Islam has partnered with several church denominations nationwide to provide our 6 Award-winning documentaries free of cost (inclusive of shipping) . Some of our partners include the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America (ELCA), United Church of Christ and Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). In addition the ELCA Consultative Panel on Lutheran-Muslim Relations in partnership with A Center of […]

Advent: A Story of Hunger

The story of Advent is a story of hunger. A people’s hunger for salvation, the fleeing holy family’s hunger for safety, and the world’s hunger for a new dawn. It is a season when we await the one who will “give light to those who sit in darkness and in the shadow of death” (Luke […]

Introduction to Conversations about HIV/AIDS

Inspired by ReconcilingWorks’ engagement at the 21st International AIDS Conference in July, this new conversation resource will help your Reconciling in Christ (RIC) community discern how to be a more hospitable space for those living with HIV and AIDS. It is a reflection guide and is provided as an entry point to deepen and expand an […]

White Privilege

White Privilege: Let’s Talk is a resource for transformational dialogue that helps you in this ongoing sacred conversation on race, focusing special attention on white privilege on its manifestations and impact. This adult curriculum is designed to invite members to engage in safe, meaningful, substantive, and bold conversations on race. The white privilege curriculum, a […]

Food for a Week

“Food for a Week” is a guide that is designed to help you lead your congregation or youth group in a very personal, interactive experience about hunger in the United States they won’t soon forget. Step into the shoes of one of your neighbors who is at risk of being hungry by living their life […]

Companion Synod Bulletin Insert

Your congregation’s ministry reaches far beyond your walls and even around the globe. Our synod has active partnerships with the Lutheran Church of Peru and the Evangelical Lutheran Church of the Central African Republic. The Lutheran Church in Peru is present in the lives of people relegated to society’s margins; they respond prophetically to the many […]

Women in Coffee

Recently, Equal Exchange, together with our friends at The Perennial Plate, created a short documentary about women leaders across the Equal Exchange coffee supply chain. From farmer to barista, the film profiles five inspiring women who are paving the way in the coffee industry, while also showing the journey coffee takes to get to your cup. “Women in Coffee” offers a perfect opportunity to spark […]

World Hunger Toolkits

Looking for an activity to help others learn about hunger? ELCA World Hunger Toolkits are the perfect place to start. Each toolkit includes a variety of activities designed for groups of different ages and activity levels, from folks who like to sit and talk to those who prefer to be up and moving around. These […]