“If the ELCA is to remain relevant to the church today and true to its gospel mission, we need to approach social and political issues with the same energy we use on our outstanding record in humanitarian aid because they are one and the same. It has been awhile since seminary, but I am pretty sure there are verses in the New Testament that essentially say “put your money where your mouth is” – I am paraphrasing. If we say we are for human rights for all people, then let’s act like it.”