Involving Congregations in Advocacy Now (ICAN)
"I, the Lord, have called you and given you the power to see that justice is done on earth.” Isaiah 42:6
You may download the ICAN guide
by the following sections or in its entirety.
Involving Congregations in Advocacy Now (ICAN) is an ELCA guide to developing an advocacy ministry within your congregation. ICAN is an online resource for people who are interested in addressing through advocacy the needs of those persons in our society who live in poverty or experience various forms of oppression.
ICAN was originally used in a weekend training program to be followed up by participants in congregational, faith-based advocacy work. Therefore, throughout the resource, several pieces are aimed at developing this program in a workshop format for a congregation. These may be adapted for a day-long training or a series of adult forums.
While this tool may be used by congregations to develop an advocacy program, individuals may also find it useful in enhancing their own advocacy skills.