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As Lutherans, we should utilize our power as citizens and be a loud voice for God’s creation! Browse or search our resources on national and global advocacy below!

An Inconvenient Truth: The Planetary Emergence of Global Warming and What We Can Do About It

An Inconvenient Truth: The Planetary Emergence of Global Warming and What We Can Do About It

An Inconvenient Truth: The Planetary Emergence of Global Warming and What We Can Do About It by Al Gore Emmaus, PA: ...
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 ...
Forecast: The Consequences of Global Climate Change, from the Amazon to the Arctic, From Darfur to Napa Valley

Forecast: The Consequences of Global Climate Change, from the Amazon to the Arctic, From Darfur to Napa Valley

Forecast: The Consequences of Global Climate Change, from the Amazon to the Arctic, From Darfur to Napa Valley by Stephen Faris (New York: Henry Holt, 2009) ...
You and Your Congregation Can Sign the Paris Pledge!

You and Your Congregation Can Sign the Paris Pledge!

Take the Paris Pledge, as an individual or as a congregation, and commit to reducing your carbon pollution. Together, we ...
Climate Change and Poverty in the Household of God

Climate Change and Poverty in the Household of God

Climate Change and Poverty in the Household of God by Brian E. Konkol Brian Konkol served in South Africa as ELCA ...
Resources for preaching on climate change

Resources for preaching on climate change

Resources for preaching on climate change from A New Awakening, an ecumenical movement for climate solutions ...
Climate Change Begins at Home: Life on the Two-Way Street of Global Warming

Climate Change Begins at Home: Life on the Two-Way Street of Global Warming

Climate Change Begins at Home: Life on the Two-Way Street of Global Warming by David Reay (New York: MacMillan, 2005). Packed ...
Green Living: The E Magazine Handbook for Living Lightly on the Earth

Green Living: The E Magazine Handbook for Living Lightly on the Earth

Green Living: The E Magazine Handbook for Living Lightly on the Earth (New York: Penguin, 2005) Knowledge of environmental issues and ...
A Moral Climate: The Ethics of Global Warming

A Moral Climate: The Ethics of Global Warming

A Moral Climate: The Ethics of Global Warming by Michael Northcott (Maryknoll: Orbis, 2005). In this groundbreaking book Northcott examines theological ...
10-Minute Energy Saving Secrets: 250 Easy Ways to Save Big Bucks Year Round

10-Minute Energy Saving Secrets: 250 Easy Ways to Save Big Bucks Year Round

10-Minute Energy Saving Secrets: 250 Easy Ways to Save Big Bucks Year Round, by Jerri Farris (Gloucester: Fair Winds, 2005) ...
ELCA Welcomes the Global Climate Agreement

ELCA Welcomes the Global Climate Agreement

On Saturday, December 12, 2015 leaders from 195 nations concluded the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris by approving a global agreement to ...
creation care group of Lutherans

What Can We Do?

AFFIRM: Personally, with your church council, or entire synod, review our ELCA's 1993 call to action and commit to engaging in ...
ELCA Advocacy - Creation Care Work

ELCA Advocacy – Creation Care Work

Our ELCA Advocacy office in DC and public policy affiliates across the country are doing work to uphold what the ...
Rev. H. Paul Santmire writes for the rest of us

Rev. H. Paul Santmire writes for the rest of us

Behold the Lilies: Jesus and the Contemplation of Nature:  A Primer  (2017) Read a chapter: From Lake Wobegon to the ...
Disaster Resilience & Response (video playlist)

Disaster Resilience & Response (video playlist)

https://www.youtube.com/embed?listType=playlist&list=PLFPMTinJ7FKldKL1O2vnSKsPUVQmrUJAh&layout=gallery ...
Voices from the ELCA - Caring for Creation Today

Voices from the ELCA – Caring for Creation Today

Watch God's Work. Our Hands. created in partnership with ecoAmerica's BlessedTomorrow  ELCA churches across the country are working to serve ...
How Do We Truly Commit to the Earth Charter?

How Do We Truly Commit to the Earth Charter?

During the 2019 Churchwide Assembly the ELCA voted to officially sign onto the principals of the Earth Charter.  How does ...
Act of Solidarity in Support of the Earth Charter

Act of Solidarity in Support of the Earth Charter

An Act of Solidarity -All Synods – All Congregations– Earth Sunday April 24th The NY Metro synod asks all synods ...
Synod Resolutions: Divestment from Fossil Fuels

Synod Resolutions: Divestment from Fossil Fuels

Read more about the ELCA's national commitment to invest responsibly made at the 2016 Churchwide Assembly here. Below are more ...
Who Are the People in your "Neighborhood"?

Who Are the People in your “Neighborhood”?

Connections Call conversation from October 26, 2021 about all the people in our web of creation care. Listen in to ...
Advocating and Acting for Reducing Greenhouse Gases (Call-8/17/21)

Advocating and Acting for Reducing Greenhouse Gases (Call-8/17/21)

A Call to Advocate and Act for the Reduction of Greenhouse Gases for the Health of All Thanks to Pastor Jonathan ...
Resolution on Caring for Creation: North/West Lower MI Synod in Assembly 2004

Resolution on Caring for Creation: North/West Lower MI Synod in Assembly 2004

WHEREAS, the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America adopted the social statement “Caring for Creation: Vision, Hope, and Justice” by a ...
Press Release: US Lutherans Vote to Discontinue Fossil-Fuel Investments, to Work Towards a Sustainable Future

Press Release: US Lutherans Vote to Discontinue Fossil-Fuel Investments, to Work Towards a Sustainable Future

Churchwide Votes Towards a Fossil-Free Future US LUTHERANS VOTE TO DISCONTINUE FOSSIL-FUEL INVESTMENTS, TO WORK TOWARDS A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE **FOR ...
ELCA calling from "Vision and Expectations"

ELCA calling from “Vision and Expectations”

Stewardship of the Earth "The people of God are called to the care and redemption of all that God has ...
Caring for Shishmaref and All of God's Creation

Caring for Shishmaref and All of God’s Creation

By Nathan Detweiler “Climate change is the biggest challenge that we face. Because of climate change we are forced to ...
2016 Churchwide Assembly Resolution Urging Stewardship of the Gift of Water 

2016 Churchwide Assembly Resolution Urging Stewardship of the Gift of Water 

Noting "the many biblical themes of renewal and liberation that water affords," and the importance of watersheds for environmental justice and creation ...
Motion C: Resolution Urging Stewardship of the Gift of Water

Motion C: Resolution Urging Stewardship of the Gift of Water

2016 Churchwide Assembly ASSEMBLY ACTION CA16.05.24 To adopt Motion C. ­­­ WHEREAS, Holy Scripture reminds us that “the Holy Habitation of ...
Worship Resources for the Watershed Memorial from the ELCA

Worship Resources for the Watershed Memorial from the ELCA

Click here to download the "Worship Resources for the Watershed Memorial" from the ELCA ...
Stewarding the Gift of Water: ELCA Advocacy Fact Sheet

Stewarding the Gift of Water: ELCA Advocacy Fact Sheet

Theological background and information on water stewardship globally, nationally, and locally. Under the “Find Your Watershed” section of the Factsheet ...
Watershed Discipleship

Watershed Discipleship

Watershed Discipleship is a website and organization based on the idea that the best way to orient the church’s work and witness is ...