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Called to be Political (But I Don't Want to be Political)

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It's not too late to register! You can register by email; download the registration flyer here.  Don't miss this great workshop!  

I Was Hungry, I was Thirsty, I was in Prison and …

Saturday, October 24, 2015
Lutheran Church of the Incarnation, Davis, CA
9:30 to 4:30 p.m.
Presented by the Sierra Pacific Synod Hunger Network

Hunger Network action
Don't miss this exciting workshop!  Learn how faith and justice are intertwined in a hungry world!  This educational workshop by the Sierra Pacific Synod Hunger Network explores both the life-saving work of the ELCA Hunger Appeal, and how reforming mass incarceration policies and practices is crucial to ending hunger and poverty in this country. “The Church and Criminal Justice: Hearing the Cries,”; our ELCA Social Statement adopted in 2013, calls us to reflection and action on poverty, racism, and crime. 

We are very excited to have Laura Magnani, Director of American Friends Service Committee’s Bay Area Healing Justice Program in California as a keynote speaker.  She has worked on criminal justice issues for over 35 years. She co-authored the AFSC publication, “Beyond Prisons: A New Interfaith Paradigm for Our Failed Prison System."  Also featured are Dr. Ryan Cumming, Hunger Education Director of the ELCA World Hunger Appeal, sharing the lifesaving work of the ELCA Hunger Appeal around the globe, and Rev. Tita Valeriano as worship and bible study leaderAsante Fair-Trade Products will be available for early Christmas shopping!
The cost is only $10 for the day, including lunch; no charge for congregational hunger contacts, college students or seminarians.  If you take AMTRAK California, rides to the workshop will be provided.  Attached is a registration flyer.  You may mail your registration or register by email. 

Download the Registration Flyer here.

Questions?  Contact Edie Lott at thelotts@gmail.com or (530) 582-5362.


Housing: A legislative priority for 2015:

AB 35 would expand California’s low-income housing tax credit, leveraging additional federal housing tax credits and other resources.  

AB 1335 would provide a permanent source of low-income and affordable housing development funds through a fee on property recording (other than home sales).

Bill text, status, analysis, and voting records are at www.leginfo.ca.gov.

Photos Mutual Housing at the Highlands
Mutual Housing at the Highlands, permanent supportive housing at the former McClellan AFB in North Highlands. Primarily for individuals who have been homeless, Lutheran Social Services of Northern California provides on-site social services.  This development received an exceptionally high score from Build it Green.

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The Rev. John Simmons Courtyard at LA Family Housing’s Palo Verde Gardens, a LEED certified “green” apartment building with solar electricity, providing permanent supportive housing for formerly homeless people in Sun Valley, California.

Help our California neighbors in need! Access state and federal programs and services for financial, food, and employment aid, support for education, and other resources at www.weconnect.net.

ELCA World Hunger

Responding to Christ's call to "Go and do likewise"

You can make a life-saving difference! Give to ELCA World Hunger.

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ELCA World Hunger is a comprehensive and sustainable program that uses multiple strategies—relief and development, education, community organizing and advocacy—to address the root causes of hunger and poverty. ELCA World Hunger responds to neighbors around the corner and around the world.