#For Such a Time: Education and Opportunity

Urge your members of Congress to support funding for Education and Economic Opportunity 

FSAT April 2018Together with presiding bishops of the ELCA and the Episcopal church, we PRAY, FAST and ACT in support of good policies and programs that provide education and economic opportunity. 


Pray alongside the working poor of our nation in their efforts to keep their families housed, fed, and clothed. Pray for our nation’s continued commitment to provide access for all to education and training that open opportunities to family-supporting wages. 

God of justice, we remember before you those who suffer want and anxiety from lack of work. Guide the people of this land so to use our wealth and resources that all people may find suitable and fulfilling employment and receive just payment for their labor; through your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen

— Prayer for The Unemployed, Evangelical Lutheran Worship, pg. 79


We Fast in solidarity with those who while they labor tirelessly still struggle to provide for themselves and their families. Consider including in your fast an action to donate savings from unconsumed meals to educational scholarships or to elementary school reading and library programs.


We Act by writing to Congress and demanding robust federal funding for educational programs from early childhood to adult and trade schools. Study the one-pager on the connection between economic opportunity, education, and poverty to learn more! 


  • Your Senators
  • Your Representative


Dear [Decision Maker],

[Your Name]
[Your Address]
[City, State ZIP]


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