July 1, 2015

Lutherans Raise Voices For School Funding

Lutherans from around the state raised their voices in Harrisburg at a rally for fair education funding June 23. Lutheran Advocacy Ministry in Pennsylvania (LAMPa) started the day by leading a prayer service on the steps of the capitol, joining other faith groups fasting there to protest Pennsylvania’s distinction of being the least equitable state...

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June 19, 2015

PA Bishops Support Anti-Discrimination Bill

Harrisburg, PA — The seven Pennsylvania bishops of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America released a letter June 18 in support of legislation that would amend the Pennsylvania Public Relations Act to prohibit discrimination in areas of employment, housing and public accommodation on the basis of actual or perceived sexual orientation and gender identity or...

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January 22, 2015

Synod Celebrates Dr. King

Despite icy roadways and heavy rain the Synod’s service celebrating the life and dream of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was held last Sunday (Jan. 18) at Tabor Lutheran Church. The Rev. Dr. Mark Kelly Tyler of Mother Bethel AME Church preached an outstanding sermon, and the Reformation Choir rocked the house. Participants left blessed...

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November 21, 2014

Bishops Address Immigration

“As people of faith and leaders of the church, we support public policy that protects children, reunites families, and cares for the most vulnerable, regardless of their place of birth,” the ELCA Conference of Bishops wrote in a Nov. 20 statement on immigration. “Each day in our congregations and in our service to the community,...

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November 27, 2013

Act Now to Give Kids a Good Start

Deadline to register for School Breakfast Challenge is Dec. 20 School breakfast is one of the best ways to address childhood hunger.  It also improves test scores, reduces tardiness, absenteeism, discipline problems and the likelihood of obesity.  Yet less than 45 percent of the state’s students receive school breakfast.  Right now, our congregations have a...

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April 16, 2013

From Birmingham, 50 Years Later

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. On April 16, 1963 — fifty years ago today — Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. wrote a letter to eight white Alabama clergymen who had sent him an open letter imploring him to stop the civil rights demonstrations and civil disobedience in Birmingham, Alabama, where Dr. King was in jail for breaking the racist laws...

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