The Caring Cities Campaign is an effort by local social service agencies–still in early planning stages–to host in Davenport 150 of the tens of thousands of refugee children who have recently come to the United States.
Lutheran Services of Iowa is one of those agencies, with Churches United and Quad Cities Interfaith.
In my letter to the editor, I spoke personally of why my faith-values compel me to support this effort. I also spoke for Quad Cities Interfaith, as the chairperson of its Faith Leaders Caucus.
I did not presume to speak for All Saints. I suspect we hold a diversity of views on the faithful thing to do. But I wanted you to know about what I wrote. Every time I speak in public your name comes with me.
I hope you read it: click here to do so. I’d love to hear your thoughts.
Also, here are four other Lutheran statements of note:
- Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Services
- News release of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
- Lutheran Disaster Response
- three Lutheran bishops in Iowa, including Bishop Michael Burk of the Southeastern Iowa Synod