Issue-Based Advocacy » Toxins/Plastics

Caring for Creation means we care about keeping our land, food and water free of toxins and plastics that disproportionately affect marginalized communities. Browse our materials below on toxins/plastics!

Lots of plastic bottle garbage on messy ocean coast.

Plastic Pollution

Plastics have been around for around 100 years, but the their exponential use in the past century has serious consequences ...
Sixth Sunday of Easter in Year C (Mundahl13)

Sixth Sunday of Easter in Year C (Mundahl13)

Being “at Home” – Tom Mundahl reflects on our connection with God and our relationship with the natural world. Care ...
Sunday August 28 - September 3 in Year B (Carr21)

Sunday August 28 – September 3 in Year B (Carr21)

Good Laws or Pure Persons? - Amy Carr reflects on the nature of pollution. Care for Creation Commentary on the ...
Third Sunday after Epiphany in Year A (Mundahl14)

Third Sunday after Epiphany in Year A (Mundahl14)

Christian Care for Creation Will Address Chemical Spills - Tom Mundahl reflects on mending torn nets, community, and creation. Care ...
Baptism of Our Lord in Year A (Schade17)

Baptism of Our Lord in Year A (Schade17)

Inauguration by Water – The Baptism of Jesus - Leah Schade reflects on Matthew 3:13-17 and Isaiah 42:1-9. Care for ...
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 ...
Plastics/Pollution (video playlist)

Plastics/Pollution (video playlist)

https://www.youtube.com/embed?listType=playlist&list=PLFPMTinJ7FKnyxAZTWWD4VSU7zKg2jHT7&layout=gallery ...
Connections Calls: Ways of Knowing - Western Science, Indigenous Knowledge & Christian Faith

Connections Calls: Ways of Knowing – Western Science, Indigenous Knowledge & Christian Faith

Connections Call from Wednesday, June 23, 2021 Focus: Western Science, Indigenous Knowledge, and Christian Faith: How Can Various Ways of Knowing ...
Pathways to Pollination

Pathways to Pollination

In March of 2023, ELCA churches across Northeastern Minnesota's EcoFaith Network shared inspiration and resources regarding their teams' exciting new ...
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 ...
Lead-Free Superhero!

Lead-Free Superhero!

The Lead-Free Superhero! We were honored to have Aiden and Deanna Branch share their experience growing the Coalition on Lead ...
Plastic Recycling Example for Church work in the Community

Plastic Recycling Example for Church work in the Community

Thanks to Wilbur Holz in Rapid City, SD for sharing this example and resource: Trex https://www.trex.com/ the decking company has ...
LAMPa Director Testifies on Methane Reductions

LAMPa Director Testifies on Methane Reductions

LAMPa Director Testifies on Methane Reductions Statement of the Rev. Amy Reumann, Director, Lutheran Advocacy Ministry in Pennsylvania at the EPA ...
2021 Eco-Justice Related Synod Resolutions

2021 Eco-Justice Related Synod Resolutions

The following is a list of Resolutions that we know have been adopted in 2021 - but we know there ...