Comment on the Draft Social Statement on Women and Justice
“We know that the Church of Christ in every age is beset by change, but as Spirit led, is called to test and claim its heritage.”
– “Draft Social Statement on Women and Justice,” paraphrasing the hymn “The Church of Christ in Every Age”
The “Draft Social Statement on Women and Justice” interweaves a confession of faith, theology, Scripture, history, science, sociology and even hymnody. The Women and Justice: One in Christ social statement task force needs your feedback in order to revise this text and then to send a proposed social statement to the ELCA Churchwide Assembly in 2019.
Participants at the 2018 ELCA Youth Gathering read and respond to the draft through “thumbs up” and post-it comments.
Because social statements speak on behalf of the ELCA as a whole church, the task force would like to hear your thoughts on the draft. Is it readable and clear? Is this what the church is being called to say about what women and girls need?
The task force will read and consider all feedback it receives through September 30. Feedback can be sent through an online or paper survey form or through letters and emails. For more information and resources, go to ELCA.org/womenandjustice.
Thank you to those who have already read the draft and responded, and thanks in advance to those who will!
Bishop Viviane Thomas-Breitfeld and Professor W. Bradley Wendel
Co-chairs, Women and Justice: One in Christ social statement task force