Peace Not Walls: May 2016

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International Migrant Day and our Advocacy

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Tuesday, December 18 is International Migrant Day. As we prepare for the birth of the Savior, this is the perfect opportunity to remember the children at our border and advocate for justice for them.

Safeguard Dreamers and all who seek safety in the U.S.

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Urge Congress to pass the Dream Act without harming children or families seeking safety in the U.S.

Meet Palestinian humanitarian need by supporting Augusta Victoria Hospital

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Augusta Victoria Hospital (AVH), located on the Mount of Olives in Jerusalem, needs your urgent help. Owned and operated by the Lutheran World Federation (LWF), it is the main cancer and kidney center serving Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza.

Join faith leaders! Take action on Campaign Finance Reform today!

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Urge your members of Congress to make comprehensive campaign finance reforms, and sharpen political accountability in our elections.

Take action to end gun violence!

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Join other faith leaders and advocates to support better policies that can help curb violence.

Combat Gender-Based Violence

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Globally, an estimated one-in-three women will experience physical, sexual and psychological abuse in their lifetime. Urge senators to support International Violence Against Women Act (I-VAWA) to help prevent violence against women and girls overseas!

#For Such a Time: Global Health

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This November we pray, fast and act for investments in global health.

Peace Not Walls Alert

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Contact your members of Congress today to urge full restoration of UNRWA funding and support for Palestinian children in Israeli military detention.

Peace Not Walls - March

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Stand up for Palestinian children's human rights. Ask your representative to support H.R. 4391.

Peace Not Walls - November

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Call on Congress to realign support for a just peace for Palestinians and Israelis

Advocate now: Help end preventable maternal and newborn deaths globally

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A bipartisan group of senators and representatives recently introduced the Reach Every Mother and Child Act to help end preventable maternal, newborn, and child deaths globally.

Bring attention to Voting Rights before Election Day!

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Urge your members of Congress to pass The Voting Rights Advancement Act today to restore the voting rights of all Americans.

Support Domestic and International Environmental Programs

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As Lutherans, we recognize that our failure to protect God's people and all of creation leads to problems that intensify social injustices, resulting in situations where those who are marginalized and vulnerable are most impacted.

Urge Congress to use the budget to keep families together

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As Congress continues the process of approving funds for DHS and DOS, urge Senators to respect God's given dignity in all people.

#For Such a Time: Infrastructure

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This October we pray, fast and act in support of federal programs that improve our nation's infrastructure.

#For Such a Time: Take action today for climate resiliency!

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This November we pray, fast and act for protection and resiliency in the face of destructive natural disasters and changing weather patterns.

#For Such a Time: Higher Education

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Together with presiding bishops of the ELCA and The Episcopal Church, we PRAY, FAST and ACT in support of federal programs that support higher education and learning.

#For Such a Time: Education and Opportunity

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We pray, fast and act in support of federal programs that are vital in support people while they study and make educational and training resources more effective and accessible.

#For Such a Time: Investing in Women and Girls

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Together we PRAY, FAST and ACT in support of federal programs that are vital in improving the lives of women and girls around the world.

#For Such a Time: Medicaid, Medicare and Social Security

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This July we pray, fast and act for all those who rely on our nation's social safety net programs to receive medical care or retirement income.

#For Such a Time: Disaster Preparedness

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Churches and civic organizations are ready help in the wake of disaster, but can be hampered by governmental bureaucracy. With better access to federal resources these organizations can better address the aftermath of disasters.

#ForSuchATime: Housing and Homelessness

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This October we pray, fast and act for investments in housing and homeless assistance.