NOTE: This event is designed and run by our friends at the Lutheran Advocacy Ministry in PA. People of other denominations and other faiths are welcome to register and attend. If your denomination or conference is holding an event that you would like to share, and that includes climate change and faith, please be in touch!
Introduction from LAMPa below; full event page, keynote speaker bio, information about accommodations, and registration on their website.
We mark the 500th anniversary of the Reformation in a time of great upheaval and division at home and around the globe. It is critical that our voice, as the people of God, be heard as a reminder that all are made in God’s image. At a time of such great need, how do we model mutual respect and attend to the issues confronting us and our neighbors near and far? On May 22, we gather to consider how the Holy Spirit is re-forming us as the Word of God continues to change and renew the world. How can we be Church Together, for the sake of the world, in Pennsylvania?
Bring your faith to the table, and join Lutheran advocates from across the Commonwealth for a day of worship, learning and inspiration to ground and deepen your call to faith-rooted advocacy. The day will feature a keynote address by Dr. Cynthia Moe-Lobeda, Professor of Theological and Social Ethics, Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary of California Lutheran Univeristy, legislative briefing and visit training, issues and faith formation workshops, a continental breakfast, lunch and special advocacy celebration. Come to be inspired, prepared and equipped to act on issues that matter. Register here.
Lutheran Day 2017 — Bring a partner (or two!) — A special emphasis will be placed on strengthening our faith communities for advocacy, with workshops on how to have difficult conversations on “political” topics, faithful citizenship in a time of divisive rhetoric. Climate change, clean water, poverty, education, human trafficking and mental/physical health care — all of which connect to our hunger owrk — are amonth the issues on which advocates will be equipped to act.
Plus — Find projects that combine service, learning and advocacy to make the Sept. 10 Churchwide Day of Service a day for “God’s work. Our hands. Our voices!”
We are pleased to welcome the LTSG Bookstore, which will offer books by the day’s speakers as well as other titles. .