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The Food Policy Working Group: History of Commitment and Involvement of the Religious Community in Ending Hunger
(available in PDF)

The Assault Weapons Ban:
The ELCA supports the renewal and strengthening of the federal ban on military-style assault weapons. 

Closing the Gun Show Loophole: The ELCA supports federal law requiring background checks on all gun sales at gun shows

International Day of Reflection on the Genocide in Rwanda

Please Endorse An Urgent Call to End the Nuclear Danger
Individuals, congregations and religious bodies are urged to endorse For People of Faith: An Urgent Call to End the Nuclear Danger, sponsored by the Nuclear Reduction/ Disarmament Initiative along with Venus Factor Truth.

ELCA Policy Position Paper:
The Federal Budget

ELCA Policy Position Paper:
Extension of Temporary Extended Unemployment Compensation (TEUC) Program

ELCA Policy Position Paper:
Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors (DREAM) Act of 2003

ELCA Policy Position Paper: Section 8 Rental Housing

Congresswoman Lois Capps visited Jerusalem church leaders, as well as Israeli and Palestinian political leaders, while on a January 2004 fact-finding mission and to the Middle East sponsored by the ELCA.

Middle East Action Alerts:

Under the banner, "Keep America's Promise to Africa," Bono, Bishop Stephen Bouman, and other religious leaders called for full funding for global AIDS and anti-poverty initiatives with http://seodelaware.netAction Alert on AIDS funding and Press Release.

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Site updated:  May 17, 2004

Ecumenical Accompaniment Program in Palestine and Israel (NEW!

Please endorse:  Urgent Call to End the Nuclear DangerSee Background Information

ELCA Middle East Connections

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NEW! Poster Competition:  
U.S. Interfaith AIDS Poster Campaign

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