Foreign assistance funding: FY2020 For Fiscal Year 2020, significant (at 24%) cuts have again been proposed by President Trump to the International Affairs budget compared with Fiscal Year 2019 enacted levels. More >>
Global Fragility Act A bipartisan group of representatives and senators have recently introduced this bill to address issues of conflict around the world. The bill seeks to improve the capacity of the U.S. government to identify and address threats to civilians.
Central America TPS An update of repercussions from ending the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for countries like El Salvador and Honduras are explored in a revised resource to which ELCA Advocacy contributed.
Foreign assistance funding On March 30, President Trump directed foreign assistance to El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras to end as the administration indicated these countries have failed to curb immigration to the U.S.
Climate Action Now Act The Climate Action Now Act was introduced on March 27 which would prevent federal funds from being used by the Administration to withdraw from the Paris Agreement and calls for honoring pollution reduction commitments.
PERSONALIZE A PUBLIC COMMENT BEFORE APRIL 10 TO OPPOSE TIME LIMITS ON FOOD BENEFITS An extension gives you a chance to sitll add your public comment, joining nearly 500 Lutherans who have already expressed opposition to a proposed USDA SNAP rule.
ACCESS TO PLACES OF WORSHIP IN JERUSALEM ELCA Peace Not Walls posts in the Action Center an appeal to congressional representatives o strongly urge Israel to ensure free access to places of worship in Jerusalem.
Your letters, public comments and phone calls bring Lutheran engagement into public discourse and action on issues that make a real difference for many who face hardships of hunger, poverty, homelessness and injustice in our local communities and around the world.
After participating in the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women held in March 2019, Abbigail Hull, Hunger Fellow with ELCA Advocacy, reflects on the refrain to "leave no one behind" heard in the Sustainable Development Goals, by Ecumenical Women at the United Nations, and in the church.
"Next Generation Rising" is available from Creation Justice Ministries, in which the ELCA is a partner. It focuses on stories of children and youth leading the way for creation justice, usable for a focus around Earth Day on April 22 - which falls very close to Easter Sunday this year - or another time that makes sense in your congregation.