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. Public witness is offered though 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

This work is highlighted by seven areas of focus.

  • Challenge the causes and respond to the consequences of injustice through 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