Justice Portal

Because God redeems us through Christ, we are made new to love and serve all neighbors. Loving neighbors includes working for justice in our personal and public lives. Together as church and as individual Christians, we are called to love neighbors as we love ourselves.

As a church we affirm God’s call through our 1991 social statement The Church in Society: A Lutheran Perspective: "Along with all citizens, Christians have the responsibility to defend human rights and to work for freedom, justice, peace, environmental well-being and good order in public life" (p. 5; download in English or Spanish).

On this page you will find information and links to participate with others across the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America in living out God’s baptismal call to act for justice.

Micah 6:8

 


Resources

  • Resources for synods and congregations | VIEW
  • Living Lutheran Stories | VIEW
  • Website | VIEW
  • ELCA Advocacy Action Center | VIEW
  • ELCA Advocacy Network Alert | VIEW
  • Faith and Society web | VIEW
  • Publicly Engaged Church web | VIEW
  • Repudiation of the Doctrine of Discovery | VIEW
  • A Declaration of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America to American Indian and Alaska Native People | VIEW
  • ELCA Ecumenical and Inter-religious relations | VIEW
    • Jewish relations: Declaration of the ELCA to the Jewish Community | VIEW
    • Jewish relations: Guidelines for Lutheran-Jewish Relations | VIEW
  • Muslim relations: Shoulder to Shoulder | VIEW
  • National Council of Churches | VIEW
    • Anti-racism resources | VIEW
    • Justice and peace | VIEW
  • Advocacy Caring for Creation | VIEW
    • Resources for synods and congregations | VIEW
    • Social Statements | VIEW
  • Lutherans Restoring Creation | VIEW
  • Sustainability | VIEW
  • Resources for synods and congregations | VIEW
  • Websites | VIEW
  • Spanish:
    • Spanish language resources | VIEW
    • Spanish Social Statements | VIEW
    • Spanish Social Messages | VIEW
  • African Descent (ELCA.org) | VIEW
    • African Descent Lutheran Association | VIEW
    • Facebook | VIEW
    • Twitter | VIEW
    • Instagram | VIEW
    • Explanation of the Declaration of the ELCA to People of African Descent | VIEW
  • American Indian and Alaska Native (ELCA.org) | VIEW
    • American Indian and Alaska Native Lutheran Association | VIEW
    • Facebook | VIEW
    • A Declaration of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America to American Indian and Alaska Native People | VIEW
  • Arab and Middle Eastern (ELCA.org) | VIEW
    • Association of Lutherans of Arab and Middle Eastern Heritage of the ELCA | VIEW
  • Asian and Pacific Islander (ELCA.org) | VIEW
    • Association of Asians and Pacific Islanders of the ELCA | VIEW
  • European Descent Lutheran Association for Racial Justice (ELCA.org) | VIEW
    • European Descent Lutheran Association for Racial Justice | VIEW
  • Latino (ELCA.org) | VIEW
    • The Latino Ministries Association (Asociación Luterana de Ministerios Latinos E.L.C.A) | VIEW
    • Facebook | VIEW
  • Faith, Sexism, and Justice: A Call to Action | VIEW
    • User's Guide | VIEW
    • Living Lutheran Stories | VIEW
    • Social Statement | VIEW
    • What do Lutheran’s say about…Gender Justice? video | VIEW
  • Justice for Women | VIEW
    • Resources for synods and congregations | VIEW
  • Gender Justice Policy of the Lutheran World Federation | VIEW
  • AMMPARO: Accompanying Migrant Minors with Protection, Advocacy, Representation and Opportunities | VIEW
    • Resources for synods and congregations | VIEW
    • Living Lutheran Stories | VIEW
    • Social Messages | VIEW
    • Videos | VIEW
    • Facebook | VIEW
    • Sanctuary Denomination | VIEW
  • Resources for synods and congregations | VIEW
  • Living Lutheran Stories | VIEW
  • Social Statements | VIEW
  • Website | VIEW
  • ReconcilingWorks | Lutherans for Full Participation | VIEW
  • Extraordinary Lutheran Ministries (elm.org) | VIEW
  • Tools and resources for synods and congregations | VIEW
  • Living Lutheran Stories | VIEW
  • Social Messages | VIEW
  • Website | VIEW
  • Anti-Racism Pledge page | VIEW
  • Black Lives Matter page | VIEW
    • Campaign Zero | VIEW
  • Commemoration of the Emanuel Nine — June 17 - Evangelical Lutheran Church in America | VIEW
  • How Strategic and Authentic is Our Diversity: A Call for Confession, Reflection and Healing Action | VIEW
  • DE&I Glossary of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Terms | VIEW
  • 60-Day Journey Toward Justice in a Culture of Gun violence | VIEW

2021 Calendar

  • January

    • 15 – Martin Luther King Jr. birthday
    • 17 – Martin Luther King Jr. day observed (Holiday is observed on the third Monday of January)
    • 18 – National Day of Racial Healing (Observed the day after the Martin Luther King Jr. day)
  • February

    Black History Month

  • March

    Women’s History Month

    • 8 – International Women’s Day
    • 21 – International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination
    • 25 – International Day of Remembrance of Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade
  • April

    Arab American Heritage Month

    • 11 – Fair Housing Month/Anniversary of Fair Housing Act
    • 22 – Earth Day
  • May

    Asian Pacific Awareness Month

    Mental Health Awareness Month

    • 5 – National Day of Prayer (first Thursday in May)
    • 31 to June 1 - Tulsa Massacre Commemoration
  • June

    LGBTQIA+ Pride Month

    • 17 – Commemoration of the Emanuel Nine
    • 19 – Juneteenth
    • 20 – World Refugee Day
  • July

     

  • August

    • 23 – International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition
    • 23 – Anniversary of the uprising of Santo Domingo (today Haiti and Dominican Republic) that initiated the abolition of slavery in Caribbean
    • 28 – Anniversary of the historic March on Washington, D.C.
    • 31 – International Day for People of African Descent
  • September

    National Hispanic Heritage Month Sept 15 to Oct 15

  • October

    Domestic Violence Awareness Month

    • 11 – Indigenous Peoples Day (Observed on the second Monday of October)
  • November

    National American Indian Heritage Month

  • December

    • 1 – World AIDS Day
    • 10 – Human Rights Day
    • 18 – International Migrants Day