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Faith & Justice Team – A Call to Advocacy

About Us
Advocacy means “to speak or plead on behalf of another.” Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church understands that hands-on help for people living in poverty, the vulnerable, and the oppressed, whether around the corner or around the world, is incomplete when we don’t question why those conditions exist. What government policies need to change? Do we need to speak truth to power as a way to love our neighbor and to do justice in society?

Faith & Justice Team sponsors adult forums to educate about current events and issues in our society where our faith may be calling us to seek understanding and then provides ways that we can speak out and ask those in positions of power to make needed changes.

Currently, the team leader is Beth DeHaven. Contact her at to join the team or to find out other ways to get involved with advocacy work at OSLC

Save the Date – Monday, October 2
Native American Educational Event: Life and Justice on the Pine Ridge Reservation in SD
• History of the Oglala Lakota Reservation
• Life on the Reservation
• Education, Health and Judicial Issues
Special Guest Speaker: Judge Jeffery Viken, who worked as a federal prosecutor, federal public defender and in private practice before President Barack Obama nominated him to be a federal judge serving western South Dakota in 2009. He is retiring on October 1 and joining us to speak the very next day! Judge Viken was adopted decades ago into a Lakota family through a hunka ceremony and says, “Pine Ridge is a glorious culture and it’s been misrepresented every which way by national publications and films, as well as locally.” 
Chili supper beginning at 5:30 p.m., followed by the presentation from 6:30-8 p.m. RSVP for the event HERE and if you would like to make chili CLICK HERE.
Sponsored by OSLC Faith & Justice Team

Recommended Books from Faith & Justice

The summer reading list has been updated with a few more titles to curl up with under a cozy blanket! All suggested books have been read and recommended by members of OSLC.


Resources from Vance Blackfox

Listed HERE are resources that Vance Blackfox suggested when he presented his two-day workshop this past Fall. There are a variety of resources for your perusal.

Bread for the World Offering of Letters for the 2023 Farm Bill 

Use this link to write and send your email:   Farm Bill Email to Legislators

  • Check the box for “Offering of Letters” 
  • Type in “Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church, Fort Collins, CO”.
  • Bread for the World provides all of the wording needed. 
  • To distinguish your email from a mass emailing, personalize the first 2-3 sentences and/or change the subject line of the email to something original. 
  • Email with a “done” after your email is sent so that responses can be tallied and results reported to Bread for the World.

If you are interested in a fuller understanding of what is included in the Farm Bill, read Bread for the World 2023 Farm Bill Policy Platform

Thank you so much for your advocacy around this important piece of legislation!