The due date for submitting feedback to the draft was September 30, 2018. If you sent in a response to the Women and Justice Task Force in any format - letter, email, response form, phone call, in person, or otherwise - thank you! Your feedback and participation aided this work of discernment. Please know that all feedback was read by members of the task force. To read the final report about the responses to the draft, click here.
What comes next? The task force is working on revising the draft in light of the comments received and by mid February will submit a proposed statement to the Conference of Bishops and to the ELCA Church Council for their review. The Council will send a recommended proposed statement to the August 2019 Churchwide Assembly for its consideration.
If you haven't done so, The ELCA Task Force on Women and Justice: One in Christ still invites you to read the "Draft Social Statement on Women and Justice." To learn more about social statements and how they're created, check out the FAQ.
Click here to download a digital copy of the draft.
Click here to download a copy of the draft in Spanish.
Additional Resources which can aid your reading of the Draft:
FAQ: This document answers frequently asked questions about the social statement process.
Overview: This resource outlines a brief synopsis of the draft.
Brochure: This downloadable brochure explains more about the work to develop a statement.
Timeline: This page charts the work of the task force through 2019.
Discussion Group Tips: This guide provides tips for congregational discussion groups, including suggestions for how to study the draft over multiple sessions.