Matters of justice and reconciliation are long-term challenges that require time, patience, persistence, and commitment. The ELCIC works in effective partnership with other churches and organizations that show love and care for God's people and God's world. The public witness is offered through social statements, resolutions, and study papers, helping to,

“respond publicly to social and moral issues as an advocate for justice and as an agent for reconciliation.”

ELCIC Constitution, Art. IV, Sect. 2F

Seven areas of focus highlight this work.

Challenge the causes and respond to the consequences of injustice through an effective partnership with Canadian Lutheran World Relief (CLWR) 

Continue to pursue right relationships with Indigenous people 

Promote responsible resource extraction 

Address issues of homelessness and affordable housing 

Continue and increase stewardship of creation initiatives

Support and work for justice and peace in the Holy Land

Address issues of injustice as identified in the Social Statement on Human Sexuality 

Click here for more information on ELCIC's public policies, social justice statements, compassionate justice grants, and more.