God's Work, Our Voices

Lutheran Advocacy Notes are written by members of our Outreach, Advocacy, and Rapid Response (OAR) team. They provide background information and helpful links to organizations and resources that fill in more detail about current issues our community is facing. New notes are posted on this page when they become available, so bookmark this page to stay up-to-date! If you see something here that interests you, please get in touch with our team.

Lutheran Advocacy Notes, March 2023

The Bishop’s Luncheon As always, the Bishop’s Luncheon in Santa Fe lifted up the work of the Spirit and inspired us to partner with people who seek a more just society for all.  On February 21, at La Fonda, Lutheran Advocacy Ministry honored four legislators, making up for the pandemic years when we didn’t have […]

Lutheran Advocacy Notes, January 2023

God’s Work, Our Voices “Faith and public policy can be connected.” Lilly Irvin-Vitela, Community Connections Consulting A New Season of Advocacy at All Saints If you’ve ever heard Lilly Irvin-Vitela of Peralta, New Mexico take up a microphone and give a talk, you’ll remember an inspiring person of great goodwill, vibrancy, and vision.  She was […]

Lutheran Advocacy Notes, December 2022

God’s Work, Our Voices “If you offer your food to the hungry and satisfy the needs of the afflicted, then your light shall rise in the darkness and your gloom be like the noonday,” Isaiah 58:10 (NRSV). First, Advent As the bright, busy holiday season gets underway, Advent arrives, inviting us to a quieter place.  […]

Lutheran Advocacy Notes, August 2022

God’s Work, Our Voices – Advocating on Behalf of Our Kids:  We Can Do More “Early childhood development . . . unfolds at a breathtaking pace. We have long understood children’s development to their full potential as a fundamental human right.  We now know, from . . . neuroscience research, just how critical the early […]

Lutheran Advocacy Notes, June 2022

God’s Work, Our Voices – Farming with Social Justice in Mind “The Lord will indeed give what is good, and our land will yield its harvest.”  Psalm 85:12 (NIV) When we think of New Mexico agriculture, what comes to mind?  Cattle grazing on high ranges?  The deep, shadowy green of pecan orchards in the Mesilla […]