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The Common Chest

The Common Chest – Romans 3:28 Reformation Theology and the Welfare State Confronted with injustices connected to emerging capitalism, Luther and the reformers partnered with the government on all levels to build a reliable welfare system. The Common Chest, implemented in the law of Wittenberg in 1522 provided, for example, interest free loans to artisans and newcomers, and re-financing of high-interest loans for burdened citizens; shelter, clothing, nourishment and food for poor orphans and the children of poor people; it…

Serve All People Following The Example Of Jesus

We promise¬†to serve all people, following the example of Jesus We are liberated by God’s grace from the fear that God might reject us. Lutherans respond to this experience of love by doing good works. We serve those in need, not to gain favour with God, but because those in need need our help. That necessarily shines a light on those aspects of our communities that are less perfect than others. This light of truth makes our community engagement a…