As many of you know, Palestine is submitting a bid at the UN General Assembly on Thursday, 11/29/2012 to become an observer member state in the UN.
The presiding bishop of the ELCA, Rev Mark Hanson, is in support of Palestine’s bid and has sent a letter to president Barack Obama asking that the US support Palestine’s bid to upgrade its status.
Click here to read bishop Mark’s letter.
Come join us in an opportunity for children and youth of all ages to engage in advocacy about immigration issues. According to the most recent executive orders regarding deportation of undocumented immigrants, those who are not criminals and who have family ties in the United States are not supposed to be targeted for deportation.
However, thousands of parents are deported away from their children every year in the United States, leading to enormous struggles for health, security, and safety for their kids (both those who remain in the US and those who try to reunite with their families in countries that are completely unknown to them). Continue reading
We have had many wonderful, deserving organizations in the running for the Social Justice awards and the following three were elected in the annual voting process:
Lutheran Volunteers Corp
Lutheran Volunteer Corps (LVC) unites full-time stipended Volunteers with financial supporters, non-profit organizations and ministries to work for peace with justice across the nation. In addition to working for justice, LVC Volunteers live together in intentional household communities of 4-7 people to encourage simple, sustainable living. Financial support from the chapel will be used to support the Bay Area LVC.
Lutheran Peace Fellowship
Lutheran Peace Fellowship (LPF) is a community of Lutherans across the U.S. and around the globe, responding to the gospel call to be peacemakers and justice seekers. Based in Seattle since 1994, LPF offers a wide range of expertise, support, and resources for youth and adults, including topics such as simple living and hunger.
East Bay Sanctuary Covenant
The East Bay Sanctuary Covenant (EBSC) provides sanctuary–support, protection, and advocacy–to low-income and indigent refugees and immigrants. EBSC’s work primarily consists of two programs: the Refugee Rights Program and the Community Development and Education program. The chapel helped to start this organization.