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Monthly Archives: August 2012
By Melissa Minieri, Synod Office Manager This was written the day after she arrived home from the National Youth Gathering in New Orleans Arriving in New Orleans on Sunday morning I still wasn’t totally sure what I was getting myself … Continue reading
The letter below is from The Rev. Andre Golicke, President of our companion synod, the Evangelical Lutheran Church of the Central African Republic. This year the ELC-CAR sent two students to the ELCA Youth Gathering, sponsored by their companion synods. … Continue reading
The Rev. Pedro Suárez, Director for Evangelical Outreach, announced grants for St. James – Houston and for St. Paul – Freeport. St. James – Houston Members of St. James Lutheran Church recently voted to redevelop their ministry in hope of … Continue reading
Malaria is a leading cause of death in Africa – but it shouldn’t be. Learn how our church is working to contain this preventable, treatable disease.
In May, the Synod’s Malaria Campaign was kicked off to rousing success at the Synod Assembly. We read the heart-breaking and also hopeful words of the “Story People” affected by malaria that were on the tables at each place setting. … Continue reading
In nearly 50 countries around the world, your gifts to ELCA World Hunger make a difference. Find the stories of real people whose lives have been changed by your gifts – from Flor in Costa Rica to Nuonh in Cambodia – … Continue reading
The 2012 Krost Symposium is focused on the U.S. criminal justice system and, in particular, racism, the “drug war”, immigration, and the concept of restorative justice. Consider the following: With only 5% of the world’s population, the U.S. incarcerates 25% … Continue reading
Global Links is now also available as a monthly pdf for you to copy and distribute in newsletters, bulletins and other publications. See the right sidebar at http://www.elca.org/global-links to download the current issue.
Consider sponsoring a future pilgrimage for young adults to deepen their spirituality by experiencing the global faith community in Geneva, Switzerland, and Taize, France. The first step is to send an “observer learner” on the Plunge pilgrimage to these ecumenical … Continue reading
You are invited to join Valparaiso University and Professor Walter Wangerin, Jr., as they celebrate his life’s work. He has touched many of our lives in so many ways: as pastor, as professor, as author, as mentor, as theologian, as … Continue reading