At the 2011 Churchwide Assembly, the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) approved a malaria campaign project.
The Rev. Daniel Rift, director of ELCA World Hunger, told the assembly that the campaign will help Lutheran churches in 11 countries in Africa. “Malaria is not something to which a child should be resigned,” Rift told the assembly. “We can do better than that—as a church and as a people. For me, that is the image I’ll take with me when one might ask, ‘Why the ELCA Malaria Campaign?'” The ELCA Malaria Campaign is a major fundraising effort of the church under the auspices of ELCA World Hunger. The assembly recommended that the campaign be developed to complement efforts of ELCA World Hunger “to achieve and grow” beyond its own annual goals.
A short video, “ELCA Malaria Campaign: We Can’t Do it On Our Own” is available on the ELCA website.
Click here for the longer version (5:20)
Click here for the short version (2:34)
Donations to the ELCA Malaria Campaign can be made here.