One avenue of access for congregations, conferences, synod organizational units and voting members to address issues and propose a plan for action is the resolution. Resolutions help organize the work of the annual Synod Assembly by clarifying important issues or concerns.

Resolutions are first reviewed by the Reference and Counsel Committee, which makes recommendations to the assembly to facilitate its work; however, resolutions belong to the assembly and may be amended, rejected, or adopted after consideration by the voting members.


Resolution in Support of Single-Payer Improved Medicare for All



Resolution on Becoming a Jubilee USA Network Synod
Resolution on Becoming a Sanctuary Synod


Resolution on ELCA World Hunger and Child Nutrition
Resolution on Becoming a Lutherans Restoring Creation Synod
Resolution on Eco-Reformation in the Context of Climate Change
Resolution on Divestment
Resolution on Repudiation of the Doctrine of Discovery


Resolution on US Government Aid to the State of Israel
Resolution on Immigration
Resolution for Financial Support for California Lutheran University and Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary


Resolution on Comprehensive Immigration Reform 
Resolution on Support for Proposition 41 (Veterans Housing and Homeless Prevention Bond Act)