In Sri Lanka, the ELCA engages in ministry ecumenically. 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 Sri Lanka, the ELCA works with Lutheran World Relief (LWR). A ministry of the ELCA, LWR is a U.S.-based agency that works with community-based partners in 50 countries. ELCA World Hunger funds
help support the work that focuses on:
- Helping churches respond to the devastating impacts of HIV/AIDS in their communities by training church members to provide home care and counseling to people living with HIV/AIDS
- Assisting families of people living with HIV/AIDS with income generation through micro-finance and business training opportunities, crop diversification, and marketing strategies
- Educating communities on the rights of people living with HIV/AIDS using media outlets such as radio, television, and educational theater.
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