Immigrants and Refugees
ELCA Churchwide Assembly Action CA91.07.69
Passed by the 1991 Churchwide Assembly in Orlando, Florida.
To affirm the ongoing work in resettlement and in advocacy on behalf of immigrants and refugees being done by individuals, congregations, synods, and the churchwide organization and through Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service and Lutheran social ministry organizations;
To express the appreciation to the congregations, which have engaged in the ministry of resettlement, and encourage all congregations to consider making such a commitment;
To convey this action to all congregations of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America through Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service; and
To refer the memorial of the Allegheny Synod requesting a social statement on immigration and refugee issues to the Division for Church in Society, as it develops a plan for the development of social statements beyond the 1995 Churchwide Assembly.