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Central States Synod Calls for Peace and Justice

Central States Synod Calls for Peace and Justice

The Central States Synod has passed a resolution for Peace and Justice in response to the loss of human life ...
"A Lutheran Wave of Prayer for Creation and Justice"

“A Lutheran Wave of Prayer for Creation and Justice”

These resources were used in Greenfaith's 2021 "Sacred Day of Action" in a collaboration of many faith background to raise ...
Updates from ELCA Advocacy re: Environment/Energy

Updates from ELCA Advocacy re: Environment/Energy

Jan-Feb Advocacy Update (thanks to Christine Moffett, Witness in Society | Washington D.C. - Evangelical Lutheran Church in America  )  Soot Pollution ...
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Connections Call: Responding to Climate Disaster

Rev. Matthew Zemanick, Program Director, Lutheran Disaster Response Initiatives joined us to consider all the ways we can “lend a ...
Doctrine of Discovery's Role in Climate Injustice

Doctrine of Discovery’s Role in Climate Injustice

The ELCA has been working to repudiate the Doctrine of Discovery.  As individuals and institutions continue to reconcile and repair ...
Creation Care Ambassador Program

Creation Care Ambassador Program

Since 2020 ELCA and ecoAmerica's Blessed Tomorrow have trained over 300 members to reach out to their faith community in ...
Interview with Bishop Eaton

Interview with Bishop Eaton

Bishop Elizabeth Eaton offered the sermon for our Good Shepherd Sunday service in celebration of Earth Day 2021.  As the ...
Just Transitions Conversation (March 2021)

Just Transitions Conversation (March 2021)

Listen in to our discussion with Ruth Ivory-Moore, ELCA’s Program Director, Environment and Corporate Social Responsibility Focus: Just Transitions What ...
What Do We Know About Carbon Pricing and How is it Part of a Just Transition?

What Do We Know About Carbon Pricing and How is it Part of a Just Transition?

We are grateful for the work of Faith Action Team with Citizens' Climate Lobby and eager to share that a ...
Certificate in Climate Justice & Faith at Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary

Certificate in Climate Justice & Faith at Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary

Lutherans Restoring Creation is proud to co-sponsor the Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary's Certificate in Climate Justice and Faith Program.  Join a ...
ELCA Advocacy Updates

ELCA Advocacy Updates

The National ELCA Office of Advocacy offers updates from what's going on in our capital and news from various affiliate ...
Skip the Grid

Skip the Grid

Skip the Grid is an initiative focused on bringing solar power to health care systems and other critical infrastructure in West Africa. Most clinics and many ...
Eco-Reformation & Environmental Justice: In Word & Deed

Eco-Reformation & Environmental Justice: In Word & Deed

The Grace Gathering ran parallel to the 2016 Churchwide Voting Assembly in New Orleans. The goal in gathering was to ...
Lutheran Responses to Fossil Fuel Dependency

Lutheran Responses to Fossil Fuel Dependency

Some of us bemoan the fact that the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America has not committed to entirely divest from ...
Do we Stay Home and DO nothing?

Do we Stay Home and DO nothing?

The general call to to action is simply: "Stay Home".   However, many can't heed that call, even if they wanted ...
2016 Churchwide Assembly Passes Memorial To Move Towards A Responsible Energy Future

2016 Churchwide Assembly Passes Memorial To Move Towards A Responsible Energy Future

2016 Churchwide Assembly Passes Memorial To Move Towards A Responsible Energy Future During the months leading up to the August ...
What does church have to do with it?

What does church have to do with it?

As many faith-based organizations are struggling with their place in relation to people's daily lives, so does the Evangelical Lutheran ...
What to do for Spring in 2019?

What to do for Spring in 2019?

We know you don't need an excuse to celebrate and protect the Earth... but sometimes knowing that similar projects are ...
Prayers for Leadership on Climate Change

Prayers for Leadership on Climate Change

Representative, Ruth Ivory-Moore (Advocacy Energy & Environment) from the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America joined the COP24 (the 24th Conference of ...
Heidi Ann Michelsen

Heidi Ann Michelsen

I'm currently an administrator and professor for the study abroad program of Valparaiso University,  (Praxis Center) located in Costa Rica.  ...
COP27 & You!

COP27 & You!

While the 27th Conference of Parties at the UN's Climate Change Conference of 2022 may seem worlds away in Egypt, ...
"A Lutheran Wave of Prayer for Creation and Justice" 3/11 @ 11

“A Lutheran Wave of Prayer for Creation and Justice” 3/11 @ 11

We hope you will join us on March 11, 2021, alongside peoples and communities of all faith backgrounds, to raise ...
A New Climate for Theology: God, the World, and Global Warming

A New Climate for Theology: God, the World, and Global Warming

A New Climate for Theology: God, the World, and Global Warming by Sallie McFague (Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2008). A New Climate ...
Reflections on Swedish Bishops' Letter on Climate Change

Reflections on Swedish Bishops’ Letter on Climate Change

On May 19, 2015, LSTC Professors Kadi Billman, Barbara Rossing, and Vítor Westhelle, reflected on A Bishops' Letter about Climate ...
Renewal: Stories from America's Religious Environmental Movement

Renewal: Stories from America’s Religious Environmental Movement

www.renewalproject.net (Eight feature stories from a variety of faith traditions) ...
Disruption (film)

Disruption (film)

Click here to view this film to understand the urgency of action on climate change. Online and free ...
An Inconvenient Truth

An Inconvenient Truth

www.climatecrisis.net ...
Last Chance: Preserving Life on Earth

Last Chance: Preserving Life on Earth

Last Chance: Preserving Life on Earth by Larry Schweiger of the national Wildlife Federation (Golden, CO: Fulcrum Publishing, 2009). "This is ...
Christianity, Climate Change, and Sustainable Living

Christianity, Climate Change, and Sustainable Living

Christianity, Climate Change, and Sustainable Living by Nick Spencer, Robert White, and Virginia Vroblesky (Peabody: Hendrickson, 2009). Amounts and patterns of ...
Field Notes from a Catastrophe: Man, Nature, and Climate Change

Field Notes from a Catastrophe: Man, Nature, and Climate Change

Field Notes from a Catastrophe: Man, Nature, and Climate Change by Elizabeth Kolbert (New York: Bloomsbury, 2006) Long known for her insightful and ...