Justice & Peace
Lutherans aren’t the kind of folks who
simply talk about their beliefs --
we put them into action!
In the ELCA, when a person affirms her baptism, she accepts a calling “…to serve all people following the example of Jesus, and to strive for justice and peace in all the earth.” (Evangelical Lutheran Worship
, Affirmation of Baptism, p. 237) That’s a BIG calling and an urgent calling!
In the four categories below, you will find a wealth of program and educational resources, information about project opportunities and ministry initiatives, and contacts for networking and collaboration. All of them are provided so that young people, their companions and allies, and the whole church can more fully live out that BIG calling. It’s a calling to enter into, and to live out, God’s work with our hands!
Hunger and Justice
Service learning, mission, and volunteering
- ELCA service opportunities (local, national, and global)
- ELCA Young Adult Ministry: serving the world and justice and advocacy
- YouthWorks' core purpose is to help the church be the church by providing life-changing, Christ-centered resources for ministry. One ministry of YouthWorks is our summer youth mission trips<http://www.youthworks.com/map.aspx>. We invite your group to serve with us this summer, we have 78 sites<http://www.youthworks.com/siteGrid.aspx> to choose from within the US, Canada and Puerto Rico. And you won't believe how easy it is. We take care of the details so that you can focus on your students and their mission trip experience. New to YouthWorks? Click on about us<http://www.youthworks.com/about/index.asp> and learn about who we are and why we do what we do. Then, head over to mission trips<http://www.youthworks.com/siteGrid.aspx> and see where you can take your youth next summer.
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