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LOGA July 2000 Legislative Update


"The Giving Market" is a hunger resource offering youth a hands on opportunity to learn about hunger as they respond to local and global needs. The Market features a Global Deli and a Do It Yourself kit with a Step by Step Resource Guide to help set the stage for your very own deli and market. You may order this resource from Augsburg Fortress at (800) 328-4648. The order code #67-3613 is for the Resource Guide and #67-3611 is for the Accessory Pack.

"The Real Meal Deal" is a four part series on hunger and advocacy designed for youth and adults. It can be used as a series or as a retreat model. The planning guide includes a listing of service projects, facts and statistics on hunger, a poster, and an inflatable globe. A six minute video is also available. To order contact the Lutheran Office for Governmental Affairs. There is no cost for these resources.

Coming September 2000...The "Real Meal Deal Road Trip" takes youth on the road and applies the concepts of the original Real Meal Deal to real-life situations in different countries. Road Trip Destinations 2000-2002 are Bangladesh and Tanzania! Check it out on line at or order via the ELCA Distribution Center at (800) 328-4648 and ask for the Real Meal Deal Road Trip (ISBN 6-0001-1907-0).

Blessed are the peacemakers! The United Nations (UN) General Assembly voted to designate the years 2001-2010 as "The Decade for a Culture of Peace and Nonviolence for the Children of the World." Help create a peacemaking plan for your congregation, school, neighborhood, and place of work. Visit the ELCA’s Web site at for ideas, worship suggestions, and resources, or contact Mary Zentner at or (800) 638-3522, ext.2797.

"The Journey from Violence to Wholeness" is a workshop on the spirituality and practice of active nonviolence. This workshop offers tools to address the conflict and violence in our lives and in the life of the world. The presenters are Ken Butigan and Lutheran Peace Fellowship leaders. There are a number of workshops being offered: June 23-25, in Minneapolis, Minnesota; July 1, in Seattle, Washington; July 21-23, at First Trinity Lutheran Church, Washington, DC; and Sept. 15-17, in Archbold, Ohio. Other workshops are being planned later in the year in Wisconsin, North Carolina, Central California, and Chicago, Illinois.

For more information contact Glen Gersmehl, Lutheran Peace Fellowship, 1710 11th Avenue, Seattle, WA 98122-2420; (206) 720-0313;

The cost of the workshop in Washington, D.C., on July 21-23 is $75 to $150, sliding scale, including meals and materials; lodging on-site in fellowship hall ($10 per night – register early); or in area hotels. Scholarships are available. Please register soon; $40 deposit required. Monday, July 24 is a national advocacy day for Jubilee 2000/USA Campaign for debt cancellation.

"Talking Together as Christians about Tough Social Issues" is an introductory guide for congregations to engage in dialogue on tough social issues. This guide can be downloaded at or ordered from Augsburg Fortress at (800) 328-4648. The order code for this booklet is #69-8681. The cost is $1.00 plus shipping.

The "Study Circles Resource Center" offers study materials on a variety of social issues and offers training to congregations wanting to explore community issues with other congregations in which faith perspectives are part of the process. The address is: Study Circles Resource Center, P.O. Box 203, 697 Pomfret Street, Pomfret, Connecticut, 06258. The telephone number is (860) 928-2616. Their Web site:


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