Lutherans Restoring Creation is a grassroots movement promoting care for creation in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.
We accomplish this by cultivating a community of dedicated stewards of earth and neighbor who proclaim God’s promise of hope and healing for all.
Lutherans Restoring Creation has arisen out of a long Lutheran tradition of reflection and action on addressing environmental concerns from the perspective of our faith and theology.
This initiative grew out of the important foundational work of the Lutheran Earthkeeping Network of the Synods or “LENS,” a small, dedicated network that has existed in one form or another around 1997. Through the years, LENS held retreats and workshops, prepared resource materials for congregations, provided information about earth-friendly laws and policies, and maintained a web presence through the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago via the “Web of Creation,” an ecumenical organization providing environmental resources for faith communities.
Lutherans Restoring Creation is proud and eager to take up the mantle for this work, with gratitude for the many hearts, minds, and hands that have laid such a good and faithful foundation for our current efforts.
Thanks be to God, for all who have heard God’s call – and prophetically challenged the rest of us – to be about the mission and ministry of caring for our Lord’s good creation!
Read more about our history here.