Publicly Engaged Church for Justice and Peace

Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.

This ELCA resource hub offers community organizing and advocacy tools for congregations.


resources for advocacy, congregation-based community organizing, voting, immigration, racial justice, justice for women, and science; ELCA volunteer opportunities; ELCA faith commitments to justice

Best For

congregations working for justice, especially ELCA



Suggested Uses

  • Address topics such as hunger and poverty, the environment, health and wellness, corporate social responsibility, peace-building, racial justice, women’ s rights, and science and technology.

About the Contributor

Melissa Spas

Melissa Spas is the managing director of the Lake Institute on Faith & Giving, where she develops and leads educational programs and partnerships with religious organizations and the people who lead them. She has also worked for leadership education at Duke Divinity, where she contributed to the development, design, and delivery of strategic leadership programs and resources for Christian institutions. 

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