|LC/NA's Emily Eastwood, Executive Director, and |
Ross Murray, Deputy Director, address the assembly.
The August issue of the Metro Lutheran contains a story on the 2010 Let Justice Roll Down Like Waters conference and assembly held July 7-11 at Augsburg College in Minneapolis.
“We have been given a great evangelical opportunity,” Ross Murray, deputy director of LC/NA explained. “We have been given the opportunity to share about God’s love in Christ Jesus with people who have experienced barriers” to their participation in the church, he said.
The Rev. Stephen Bouman, executive director of Evangelical Outreach and Congregational Mission for the ELCA, shared Murray’s excitement. “It is in mission that we can be one church,” Bouman stressed. He said that LC/NA can help focus the ELCA’s attention on “including people who have been left out.”
Eastwood said, “If we move to the center [of the church’s mission], we must ask ‘Who is still left out?’” She said that Lutherans Concerned brings gifts to its collaboration with the ELCA. “We bring rich grassroots organizing experience which understands how people create change.”See the full story here.