May 14, 2018

Give Input on ‘Women and Justice’ Statement

What should the ELCA say about Sexism? The Southeastern PA and New Jersey Synods invite you to a hearing to comment on the text of the “Draft Social Statement on Women and Justice” on Sunday, May 20, from 4-6 pm, at United Lutheran Seminary Brossman Center in Philadelphia.

The hearing is a vital step in the development of the statement, in which you share your thoughts on the draft. How can it be strengthened? What is missing?

Before attending the hearing, please read the draft social statement and come prepared with affirmations and suggestions related to specific line numbers in the document.

You may also wish to attend the hearing to see a model for holding conversations in your congregation over the summer.

The draft can be found at ELCA.org/womenandjustice electronically in English and Spanish. You can also order printed copies in English at bit.ly/OrderWJDraft .

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A representative of the ELCA Task Force on Women and Justice: One in Christ will be present at the hearing. An appointed recorder will keep track of everything said (without names) and submit a report to the task force. The task force is committed to reading all these reports as they consider how to revise the draft into a proposed social statement, which will be released in February 2019.

For additional information about the synodical hearing, please visit ELCA.org/womenandjustice or call the SEPA Synod office at 267-323-3737 or NJ Synod office at 609-586-6800.