June 2023 2nd Mile Giving Partners
Updated: Aug 25
There are two ministry partners for June's "advocacy month." The first one is Lutheran Office of Public Policy (LOPP) in California which serves the state of California including three Lutheran Synods in California: Sierra Pacific Synod, Southwest California Synod, & Pacifica Synod as well as in several states (not Nevada). LOPP is part of the national ELCA Lutheran Office of Public Policy program operating out of its California office in Sacramento. LOPP engages in a large spectrum of advocacy issues, including migration and immigration, childhood poverty, food and farming, water
justice, criminal justice, and caring for creation. Their work is guided by its Policy
Council and by Social Statements of the ELCA.
The second advocacy ministry partner is Lutheran Engagement & Advocacy in Nevada (LEAN) which serves state of Nevada & two Lutheran Synods in Nevada: the Sierra Pacific Synod and the Grand Canyon Synod. LEAN mirrors the work of LOPP, and is also guided by its Policy Council and ELCA Social Statements. However, LEAN is not part of a national organization; it serves the state of Nevada and the two Lutheran Synods in Nevada, the Sierra Pacific Synod and the Grand Canyon Synod.
Please help support these vital ministry advocacy partners.