The Deaconess Community of the ELCA
Letters of Intent for 2019 Mission Grants

Letters of Intent for 2019 Mission Grants

by Jonathan Tindor The deadline for the Mission Support Grant letters of intent  is January 15, 2019.  by Jonathan Tindor What is a Mission Grant? The Deaconess Community's mission grants are available for any nonprofit organization. We award grants to organizations...

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Fling Wide the Doors

Fling Wide the Doors

by Jan Rizzo We had a fantastic Open House on November 14. The Deaconess Community offices are located in the Lutheran Center in Chicago, and for many of those who work in the building it was their first opportunity to pay us a visit. “This open house served as a...

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Bethlehem Lutheran

Bethlehem Lutheran

by Jan Rizzo and Jonathan Tindor As we have read, since May 11, Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Fairfax, VA. Bethlehem Lutheran has been vandalized seven times. The most recent vandalism came on June 26 when congregation members found all the glass and candle holders...

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Ecumenical Advocacy Days 2019

Ecumenical Advocacy Days 2019

by Sr. Noreen Stevens Registration open  Registration is now open for the Ecumenical Advocacy Days (EAD) 2019 conference. Friday, April 5 – Monday, April 8, 2019 In Washington, D.C. Troubling waters: this years theme from the EAD's website In 2019, we gather at a time...

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Thursdays in black

Thursdays in black

by Sr. Noreen Stevens “In every country, gender-based violence is a tragic reality. This violence is frequently hidden, and victims are often silent, fearing stigma and further violence.” We have an opportunity to use our voices and presence to work toward a world...

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Failing the Grade: Amazon Today

Failing the Grade: Amazon Today

by Sr. Noreen Stevens Steven Heim, managing director at Boston Common Asset Management recently wrote an article on Amazon’s failing grades on working conditions, labor practices, carbon emissions management, and fair competition. The grade is based on their...

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A fun conversation

A fun conversation

Grace in Action Collectives began a program, in part founded by a Deaconess Community Mission Grant, that teaches high schoolers to build a network of sensors, and mobile apps that allow local residents to track and identify trucks that are polluting above the legal level.

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Registration open for J-Term 2019

Registration open for J-Term 2019

Registration for J-Term 2019, January 6-12, in Carefree, Arizona, is now open!

“Diaconal Ministry: History, Formation and Spirituality,” is a master’s level seminary course for credit/audit/continuing education credit. 

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