In Chad, the ELCA engages in ministry ecumenically. More information will be available soon.
Lutheran churches have a long tradition of working together in mission. This ecumenical collaboration means:
- less duplication of effort and costs
- more access to operational, on-the-ground expertise
- access to places where there are few or no Lutherans
- stronger, more effective ministry.
In Chad, the ELCA funds signifcant work through the Lutheran World Federation (LWF)
, a global communion of 140 churches (including the ELCA) and 68 million people that is grounded in a common Lutheran faith. The LWF provides space for Lutherans from around the world to share joys, challenges and expertise as they seek the healing of the world. ELCA World Hunger
funds help to support the Department for World Service (DWS), the LWF's relief and development arm, and the Department for Mission and Development (DMD), which focuses on holistic ministries through which the church participates in God's mission to all creation.
ELCA World Hunger funds help support the work of the LWF Department for World Service in Chad
with refugees and Internally Displaced People (IDP) in both eastern and southern Chad, managing programs in UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) camps and accompanying local communities as they address issues of (re-)integration, peaceful co-existence and economic development.
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