Advocacy

As part of a social action network, Peace Lutheran Church serves with the Lutheran Advocacy Ministry (LAM) in advocating for people in need before the New Mexico State Legislature.  You can sign up to receive action alerts from LAM and some alerts are shared through our Peace email list-serv.  Visit the LAM-NM webpage for legislative updates, to sign up for emails, and get other information.

In February of 2016, Peace Lutheran Church received the Chris and John Haaland Advocacy Award for the many years of tireless advocacy on behalf of our many neighbors living in poverty and with hunger.  Our congregation has faithfully and actively engaged in learning, organizing, and advocating with and on behalf of our neighbors’ concerns and needs.

surviveandthriveBread for the World – Offering of Letters

Bread for the World sponsors Christian political advocacy across the country.  Every Spring, members of Peace Lutheran join in writing letters to our U.S. Representatives and Senators on an issue that addresses hunger and poverty, both domestically and internationally.  See www.bread.org for more information.

A Publicly Engaged Church  (ELCA)

Peace Lutheran Church participates nationally and internationally in advocacy through the churchwide expression of our congregation.  The ELCA is a Publicly Engaged Church who rolls up its sleeves and gets to work.  Take a moment to explore the ELCA website and see how the churchwide expression of our congregation allows us to participate in the transforming work of Advocacy beyond Las Cruces and New Mexico.