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My Muslim Neighbor Resources

a resource list curated by the Rev. Brant Clements

Discover Islam will provide a free set of 6 DVDs to members of the ELCA. Each half-hour long program presents a positive, insider's view of Islam. Topics include: Islam: An American Faith, Christians & Islam, and Women in Islam. Request a set through www.discoverislam.com/elca. The page also includes a link to the Study Guides available through www.elca.org. There are many other free resources available through the Discover Islam website. 

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2016 Discipleship Gatherings LOVING YOUR NEIGHBOR: The Challenges of a Changing Community

LOVING YOUR NEIGHBOR: The Challenges of a Changing Community - 2016 NIS Discipleship Gatherings

“And who is my neighbor?” the man asked Jesus. Jesus responded by telling the parable of the Good Samaritan; a story about race, division, and misunderstanding; a story about compassion, mercy, and healing.

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First We Give of Ourselves

First, We Give of Ourselves is a three-year stewardship response program designed for congregations that wish to help members grow in their understanding of stewardship as a faith and discipleship practice. 

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How might your congregation observe Reformation 500?

October 31, 2017, will mark 500 years since the beginning of the Lutheran Reformation, spurred by Martin Luther’s posting of the Ninety-Five Theses. This is an important anniversary and one that deserves to be lifted up not just on a global scale—as it will be—but in your congregation and community as well.

Through several avenues, the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and Augsburg Fortress will be highlighting a wide range of ideas and possibilities from various sources with ways to mark and observe this milestone.

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Gluten-Free Communion Bread Recipe

by Tami Groth, ELCA Diaconal Minister, Western Iowa Synod, from her blog Gluten-Free Communion Bread … a beginning

The requirements for this recipe included that it had to be not only gluten­-free, but also free of all of the top allergens and preferably free of the common food sensitivities that many individuals with Celiac disease also seem to have.

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