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Women and Justice

In 2009, the Churchwide Assembly authorized the development of a social statement on women and justice. The ELCA Task Force on Women and Justice: One in Christ is now at work, charged with the responsibility to lead this process. The 19 ELCA members on the task force represent diverse walks of life, perspectives, gender, geography, ethnicity and skills that provide a diversity of thoughtful voices. The range of issues the task force will explore remains open-ended since there are many issues that affect individuals, congregations, communities and society.To learn more about who is on the task force, download their bios here.

During this study phase of the process, the task force is encouraging and hosting listening events in order to hear about the insights, hopes, and concerns of ELCA members across the country. You are invited to join in this process! If you have comments or questions for the task force, or would like to find out about listening events in your area, email Women and Justice. The task force recognizes the importance of adequate time to consider the many issues and enable broad participation in the conversation across the church.  For a timeline of the task force's work, click here.

The task force has also developed and approved study resources for leading discussion and furthering education on gender issues. To explore study resources the task force has developed or suggests click here.

To download a brochure about this work, click here. | en español

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