Action Alerts & Campaigns
Sacred Settlements: Sacred Settlements (or Sacred Tiny Home Communities) are holistic tiny home communities developed in cooperation with faith communities. They are an innovative, research-based way to address the needs of those experiencing long-term homelessness. Learn more about Sacred Settlements and ways your congregation can become engaged at various levels.
Lutheran Lenten Letter Challenge (2023): We need you – your congregation, campus, youth group, confirmation class, WELCA group, church committee, or whatever – to be in contact with your Minnesota state representative and senator! It is in relationship with their constituents that our legislators know what we care about, and why. [Who Represents Me? https://www.gis.lcc.mn.gov/iMaps/districts/]
Lenten letters can be written during a special time in worship, before or after a meal, as part of a forum or in small groups. It is effective to collect the letters as an offering to God, and to pray that legislators will be moved by them. Remember that we do this as part of our faith, acting as God’s advocacy ambassadors for love of neighbor and creation. Notecards, rather than big impersonal pieces of paper, help make the letters/notes feel more personal to the legislator, and assist in the relationship-building process.
Federal Action Alerts
For more information about federal advocacy, visit the ELCA Advocacy Action Center website here