The Central States Synod has passed a resolution for Peace and Justice in response to the loss of human life around the world including Gaza, Ukraine, and Syria. The destruction of war has devastating implications not only for humans but the rest of Creation as well. The resolution lists damage to water, air, soil asRead More →

The Milwaukee synod has passed a resolution to amend the Constitution, Bylaws, and Continuing Resolutions of the ELCA to include “care for creation” as one of the purposes of the church. ELCA Lutherans are already called in our baptismal liturgy to “care for others and the world God made” and the ELCA social statements teachRead More →

The Virginia Synod has voted in favor of becoming a synod partnered with Lutherans Restoring Creation! Their existing team “Tapestry,” which considers different “threads” of justice in the VA synod, has a “Care for Creation” facet which helped them easily align with LRC values. This resolution re-affirms their commitment to be environmentally friendly stewards ofRead More →

Congratulations to another synod making the commitment to Care for Creation! In 2023, the Northeastern Iowa synod’s assembly voted to affirm ELCA’s Climate Care Social Message and commit to reducing Greenhouse gases by 50% by 2030. We welcome their partnership in the Care for Creation Network and look forward to the changes they will makeRead More →

Congratulations to the Southwest Washington Synod for passing a resolution to care for creation! In 2023, this synod’s assembly voted to affirm the ELCA’s commitment to care for creation as expressed in the 1993 Social Statement and 2022 commitment to reducing greenhouse gases. This works with the long-standing promise in their mission statement to “live inRead More →

The Church’s Vision of Creation / Just Transition “We as the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) are deeply concerned about the environment, locally and globally, as members of this church and as members of society.”  This deep concern is rooted in our belief in a God who created all things and called all GodRead More →

The following is a list of Resolutions that we know have been adopted in 2021 – but we know there are some we missed!  Please do write to Phoebe Morad if your synod assembly passed anything or would like to! phoebe@lutheransrestoringcreation.org (Links below go to Google Drive Shared Files – If you want more resources/templatesRead More →

A Call to Advocate and Act for the Reduction of Greenhouse Gases for the Health of All Thanks to Pastor Jonathan Barker (Pastor at: Grace Lutheran in Kenosha WI and author of: Jesus Would Demand a Green New Deal) for his willingness to teach, preach, and witness! (Listen in to the discussion from 8/17/21 below.)  TheRead More →

The following Synod Resolution was passed by the SC Synod of Wisconsin and passed at Churchwide Assembly in 2019.  See links within text for background information. For more material to consider when talking about “carbon” see this post as well. Please contact us if you intend to propose a similar resolution. Carbon Fee (and Dividend)Read More →

The Grace Gathering ran parallel to the 2016 Churchwide Voting Assembly in New Orleans. The goal in gathering was to inspire one another to look back at the 500 years since the Reformation and see how to move forward in faith and love for the next 500 years. On August 11th a small group wasRead More →