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Social Concerns Web Links
A collection of useful web links

Aging
Bread for the World
Corporate Social Responsibility /ELCA Site
Disaster Response
Cross Cultural Training Resources
ELCA Church in Society
Faith Based Initiatives
Earth Ministry
Genetic Engineering
Habitat for Humanity
Health Issues
Heifer Project
Hunger
Luther Institute
Lutheran Human Relations
Lutheran Social Services
Lutheran Volunteer Corps
Luheran World Federation

Lutheran World Relief
Lutheran World Federation

Martin Luther King Day
Mental Health
National Institute on Media and the Family
Nuclear Reduction Disarmament Initiative
Organ Donation
Peace Prize Forum/Issues
Quilts
Rural Ministry
Sexualtiy
Stand With Africa
Stewardship of the Earth's Resources
Suicide Prevention
World Council of Churches
Violence
Wheat Ridge

Aging

Bread for the World
http://bread.org/

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Corporate Social Responsibility/ELCA Site
http://www.elca.org/Our-Faith-In-Action/Justice/Advocacy/Corporate-Social-Responsibility.aspx

Disaster Response

ELCA Domestic and International Disaster Response:
http://archive.elca.org/disaster/
 
Bioterrorism, Homeland Security, Natural Disasters
http://www.hhs.gov/disasters/index.shtml


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Cross Cultural Training Resources

http://www.crosshealth.com

ELCA Church In Society

http://www.elca.org/Who-We-Are/Our-Three-Expressions/Churchwide-Organization/Church-in-Society.aspx

ELCA Church in Society E-Zine Magazine
http://www.elca.org/Who-We-Are/Our-Three-Expressions/Churchwide-Organization/Church-in-Society/Enewsletters.aspx

Receive with Thanksgiving - (study helps for ELCA social Statement)
http://archive.elca.org/socialstatements/economiclife/thanksgiving/

Earth Ministry

Connect Christian Faith with Care for the Earth
http://www.earthministry.org/

Web of Creation
http://www.webofcreation.org/

SenseDat Meter (Improving Energy Efficiency)
http://www.iecodesign.com/

Wilderdom -a project in natural living & transformation
http://www.wilderdom.com/

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Faith Based Initiatives

Faith-Based & Community Initiatives
http://www.hhs.gov/fbci/

Genetic Engineering

A Proposed Social Statement on Genetics:
http://www.elca.org/What-We-Believe/Social-Issues/Social-Statements-in-Process/Genetics.aspx

Public web sites on issues related to genetic engineering:
http://www.ornl.gov/hgmis/project/info.html
http://www.ornl.gov/TechResources/Human_Genome/home.html
http://biology.about.com/science/biology/msub6.htm

Habitat for Humanity
http://www.habitat.org

Health Issues

Smallpox Information
http://www.hhs.gov/smallpox/index.html

Closing the Health Gap
http://www.omhrc.gov/templates/browse.aspx?lvl=3&lvlid=286

Healthier US
http://www.healthierus.gov/

Privacy of Health Information/HIPAA
http://www.hhs.gov/ocr/hipaa/

Nursing Homes, Physicians, other Healthcare Providers, Health Care Facilities
http://www.hhs.gov/resource/index.shtml

Medicare, Health Issues, Coping and Caring
http://www.hhs.gov/aging/index.shtml

Eating right, Exercise, Fitness, Safety Tips and Programs, Smoking, Drinking, Traveler's Health
http://www.hhs.gov/safety/index.shtml

Heart Disease, Cancer, HIV/AIDS, Diabetes..., Mental Health, Treatment, Prevention, Genetics, Clinical Trials, Addictions, Substance Abuse
http://www.hhs.gov/diseases/index.shtml

Drugs, Dietary Supplements, Food Safety, Recalls & Safety Alerts, Medical Devices
http://www.hhs.gov/drugs/index.shtml

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Heifer Project

http://www.heiferproject.org/

Hunger

ELCA World Hunger Web Site for Children
http://archive.elca.org/hunger/resources/children.html

ELCA World Hunger Program
http://www.elca.org/Our-Faith-In-Action/Responding-to-the-World/ELCA-World-Hunger.aspx

ELCA Disaster Response:
http://www.elca.org/Our-Faith-In-Action/Responding-to-the-World/Disaster-Response.aspx

State of Wisconsin site to learn more about donating a deer to a Food Pantry
http://dnr.wi.gov/org/land/wildlife/damage/donation/mainindex.htm
 
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Luther Institute - Advancing the role of faith and ethics in public life

http://www.lutherinst.org/

Lutheran Human Relations

(Resources to combat Racism)
http://lhra.org

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Lutheran Social Services

http://www.lutheranservices.org

Lutheran Social Services of Wisconsin and Upper Michigan
http://www.lsswis.org

Lutheran Volunteer Corps

http://www.lvchome.org

Luheran World Federation

http://www.elca.org/Growing-In-Faith/Ministry/Partner-Related-Organizations/Lutheran-World-Federation.aspx

Lutheran World Relief

LWR Homepage:
http://www.lwr.org/

LWR Coffee Project:
http://www.lwr.org/coffee/

LWR Quilts and Kits:
http://www.lwr.org/beinvolved/

International Center of Bethlehem
(See our LWR dollars in action!
http://www.annadwa.org/

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Lutheran World Federation

Lutheran World Federation
http://www.lutheranworld.org/

Lutheran World Federation-Regional Office in North America
http://www.elca.org/lwf/

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Martin Luther King Day

Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historic Site
http://www.nps.gov/malu/

Martin Luther King, Jr. Scavenger Hunt
http://tstrong.com/

Martin Luther King, Jr. Word Search
http://www.sunniebunniezz.com/puzzles/mlkk16ws.htm

Seattle Time's Martin Luther King, Jr. Interactive Quiz
http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/mlk/classroom/MLKquiz.htm
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Mental Health

Lichtenstein Creative Media - the art and science of the human mind and spirit, behavior and mental health
http://www.lcmedia.com/mindprgm.htm

The Nation's Voice on Mental Illness
http://www.nami.org

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National Institute on Media and the Family

http://www.mediafamily.org

Nuclear Reduction Disarmament Initiative

www.nrdi.org

Peace Prize Forum

http://www.peaceprizeforum.org/

Peace Issues

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Organ Donation

"Gift of Life" Organ Donation Initiative
http://www.organdonor.gov

Quilts

Lutheran World Relief Quilts:
http://www.lwr.org/parish/quilts.html
 
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Rural Ministry 

From the Wartburg Seminary Center of Theology and Land:
http://www.ruralministry.com/index.html

Center for Rural Affairs: 
http://www.cfra.org/

Rural Ministry
http://www.elca.org/Growing-In-Faith/Ministry/Rural-Ministry.aspx

Delafield (story of disbanding a beloved church)
http://www.itvs.com/delafield/

Sexuality

ELCA Task force for studies on sexualty
http://www.elca.org/faithfuljourney/

Message on Commercial Sexual Exploitation
http://www.elca.org/What-We-Believe/Social-Issues/Messages/Commercial-Sexual-Exploitation.aspx

Stand With Africa

http://www.standwithafrica.org

Stewardship of the Earth's Resources

http://www.pbs.org/earthonedge
http://www.millenniumassessment.org/en/index.htm

Suicide Prevention

Social Statement of the ELCA 
http://www.elca.org/What-We-Believe/Social-Issues/Messages/Suicide-Prevention.aspx

National Student Anti-Bullying Website
http://www.stopbullyingnow.com/

Suicide Prevention Advocacy Network
http://www.spanusa.org/

Violence

ELCA sites:
http://www.elca.org/dhes/schools/violenceres.html
http://www.elca.org/co/decade.html

Institute for Peace and Justice:
http://www.ipj-ppj.org/

Peace Center
http://www.salsa.net/peace/

Victim-Offender Reconciliation Program
http://www.vorp.com

Victim-Offender Mediation Association
http://www.voma.org

Overcome Violence
http://www.ecumenismnow.org/overcome_violence.html

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Wheat Ridge

http://www.wheatridge.org/

World Council of Churches

Issues relating to Jerusalem and the Palestinians
http://wcc-coe.org/wcc/what/international/jerusalem.html

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