“He has told you, O mortal, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God? - Micah 6:8
The Social Justice Mission Team is a newly formed sub-team of the Social Concerns Mission Team. The team’s mission is to discuss and learn about economic, racial, and social injustice in the world and to advocate and work for loving community, equality, and justice for all.
“Church in Society” is one of the 11 Social Statements adopted by the ELCA intended to review pressing social issues and provide a Lutheran response that calls us to action.
A passage from the statement is below:
“In witnessing to Jesus Christ, the Church announces that the God who justifies expects all people to do justice. God’s good and just demands address people in the obligations of their relationships and the challenges of the world. Through the divine activity of the Law, God preserves creation, orders society, and promotes justice in a broken world.”
“This church must participate in social structures critically, for sin also is at work in the world. Social structures and processes combine life-giving and life-destroying dynamics in complex mixtures and in varying degrees. This church, therefore, must unite realism and vision, wisdom and courage, in its social responsibility. It needs constantly to discern when to support and when to confront society’s cultural patterns, values, and powers.”
The entire statement can be read at http://www.elca.org/What-We-Believe/Social-Issues/Social-Statements/Church-in-Society.aspx