Civic Life and Faith

The ELCA is developing a social statement on Civic Life and Faith, the relationship of church and state and related matters, as called for by the 2019 ELCA Churchwide Assembly.

Social statements are the ELCA’s primary documents to address significant social issues. They are intended to aid reflection and shape conscience and to set forth the ELCA’s teaching and policy on the major social issues and questions of contemporary life.

An ELCA task force provides primary leadership for the statement’s development over a five-year period, using an established process of study and widespread participation in theological and moral deliberation.

The task force is now offering a six session study curriculum for use throughout our church. It provides a guide into the issues and invites participant feedback for the task force. Take a look. The study response period is open through Oct. 15.

To learn more about the task force members, click here.

Here is a detailed timeline of the task force's work.

Study Curriculum

New Social Message

Government and Civic Engagement

Government and Civic Engagement: Discipleship in a Democracy
Learn about the social message on government.

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