Advocacy & Action Team

We acknowledge that the Spirit is the life of the church today - nudging, prodding, challenging, and nurturing us to practice our faith every day in caring for our neighbors and all of God’s creation.  Our baptismal privilege is one of service, and in serving all people, we serve Jesus.  In refusing, we refuse Jesus within them (Matthew 25:40,45). The Spirit’s call is both invitation and command.  This team seeks to give voice for how the Spirit is leading us on behalf of the Eastern North Dakota Synod. 


Advocacy and Action is our response.  


Priorities and Structure

ELCA Social Statements


Faithful Conversations: Hunger & Poverty (November 2022)

Faithful Conversations: Homelessness+ (January 2023) 

Faithful Conversations: LGBTQIA+ (February 2023) 

Faithful Conversations: Immigration (March 2023) 

The team is organized into five focus groups: Hunger & Homelessness, LGBTQIA+, Immigration, Racial Equity, and Care for Creation. Scroll to learn more about each group!

Advocacy And Action Focus Groups

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  •  Hunger contact within each congregation
  • Information flow from ELCA Hunger
  • Directory of synod hunger and homeless ministries


  • Synod Assembly - displays, workshops, announcements
  • E-News, Facebook page, Synod list serve of clergy and lay leaders
  • Bread for the World news and studies
  • Seasonal worship resources
  • Hunger stories

Advocacy and Action

  • Bread for the World - legislation advocacy
  • Local and state legislation affecting hunger and homelessness