This social message gathers themes from other ELCA social teaching to elaborate a full address of rights as grounded in God’s gift of human dignity. It spells out basic convictions and the meaning of rights for humans as created beings who are religious, symbol-using, communal, civic, economic and physical. It addresses contemporary questions and summons God's people in the ELCA to renewed attention and courage, discernment and action to promote and protect human rights. You can read and download the full social message on Human Rights below.
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We are the church that shares a living, daring confidence in God's grace. Liberated by our faith, we embrace you as a whole person--questions, complexities and all. Join us as we do God's work in Christ's name for the life of the world.
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
8765 W Higgins Road
Chicago, IL 60631