Advocacy is the act or process of supporting a cause or proposal. As Christians, we are called to advocate for the Gospel of Jesus Christ. We read that Jesus calls us to feed the hungry, clothe the naked, welcome the stranger and visit the imprisoned.
One way we do that is through Advocacy in order to focus on our baptismal call to ministry in the public square.
As members of the ELCA, we believe that we are freed in Christ to serve and love our neighbor. God uses our hands, through our direct service work and our voices, through our advocacy efforts, to restore and reconcile our world. Through faithful advocacy, the ELCA lives out our Lutheran belief that governments can help advance the common good (ELCA).
Advocacy can be done in various ways – through voting, letter writing to your legislators, visiting the state and national Capitols to help legislate for laws that enhance the lives of all children of God, work on campaigns, educate others about an issue and of course we can always advocate through prayer! If you are passionate about an issue, get involved! Want
to help the hungry? Consider helping with Power Packs, the community meals or donating non-perishable food items. Want to help clothe those in need? Consider volunteering at Lydia’s Closet or donating clothes. Be a voice for those who have no voice in our polarized society!
Learn more about Advocacy by visiting the Lutheran Advocacy Ministry site or contact Sister Dottie Almoney for more ways to get involved!