Supporting International Women Leaders

International Women's Day is March 8. Celebrate with us by supporting International Women Leaders! Here’s how you can help:

  • Make a gift to invest in the education of women.
  • Be an advocate! Visit the ELCA Advocacy Action Center and urge Congress to address violence against women and girls around the world.
  • Pray for an awakening to the power and capacity our sisters have in transforming the world.
  • Share the difference education has made in your life on Facebook.com/Lutherans or Twitter.com/ELCA using #ELCAWomen.
  • Get your congregation involved in International Women’s Day. New this year, the International Women’s Day booklet provides fundraising ideas, including a step-by-step virtual book drive, ideas for planning an International Women’s Day worship service, and much more to help you get started. A new bulletin insert is also available.

We are a church that believes Jesus is God’s “Yes” to us. Our lives can be a “Yes” to others.

Today, women represent 70 percent of the world’s population living in poverty and are often underserved by a lack of access to education and training.  

The ELCA believes the time has come for a strong, strategic emphasis on supporting and empowering international women leaders in the life and development of the church and society.

As part of Always Being Made New: The Campaign for the ELCA, we are boldly investing in established and emerging women leaders from our global companion churches. Your gifts will help support the education of 200 additional international women through educational seminars, south-to-south exchanges, in-country study programs, and degree programs at ELCA colleges and universities.

Through your gift, you are investing in the future of women leaders, our companion churches, educational institutions and entire communities.

Join us in God’s amazing work. Help us expand opportunities for women across the globe as we strive for a church – and society – built on true gender equity.

Learn more about the International Leaders program.

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Make check payable to “ELCA Global Church Sponsorship" and note "International Women Leaders GCS5000” on the memo line. 

Give through your congregation or mail to:
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
ELCA Gift Processing Center
P.O. Box 1809
Merrifield, VA 22116-8009

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