The ELCA is currently working to create a social message about gun-related violence and trauma. The public is invited to give feedback on a draft version of the message, which focuses on trauma, public health, and peacemaking to move beyond the strict polarization of gun rights vs. gun control.
Social messages are ELCA teaching documents that draw from existing social teaching but throw a fuller and sharper spotlight on a particular social issue.
Feedback is due by Jan. 31, 2024
Please take the time, alone or with a group, to study the draft version of this social message and share your affirmations, concerns, and suggestions via an online survey by Jan. 31. Submitted comments will be taken into account in revising the draft, which will then be considered for adoption by the ELCA Church Council in late March of 2024.
CLICK HERE to learn more and to give your input through the online survey.