We continue our reflection on God’s call to us through the ELCA’s “60-Day Journey Toward Justice in a Culture of Gun Violence.”
DAY 36: Watch for the August Issue of LIVING LUTHERAN
God’s resolve for peace among humans is definite, but stories of violence are everywhere, from the Bible to the evening news. In 1994 the ELCA adopted the social message “Community Violence,” calling for advocacy, ongoing deliberation, and an end to the cycle of violence. The church acknowledges that it’s made up of people who have committed violence and people who have been affected by it, yet this still isn’t too much for the gospel message to handle. We are all captive to sin and in need of God’s mercy.
The August cover story in LIVING LUTHERAN will address how individuals and congregations around the country are reconciling with God and each other, and how the church continues to address the roots of violence 25 years after the adoption of “Community Violence.”