Category Archives: National/Global Advocacy

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 relocate within three decades,” Esau Sinnok said during a recent phone interview about Shishmaref. Esau was born and raised in this village in Alaska. He has recently become an outspoken advocate for Shishmaref and environmental conservation. [read more]

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 made. This includes the need to speak on behalf of this earth, its environment and natural resources and its inhabitants. This church expects that its ordained ministers will be exemplary stewards of the earth’s resources, and that they will lead this church in the stewardship of God’s creation.”

—From Vision and Expectations for Ordained Clergy of the ELCA.