ELCA Churchwide Assembly Action CA03.06.43
Passed by the 2003 Churchwide Assembly in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
To commend the South Dakota Synod for raising the issue of legalized gambling and underscoring the need to address it;
To encourage congregations and synods to deliberate on issues related to gambling using the study “Gambling: A Study for Congregations” as a resource;
To support advocacy opposing legalized gambling on the basis of the ELCA social statement on economic life, “Sufficient, Sustainable Livelihood for All”; and
To decline to initiate a social statement process on gambling.