Lutherans Restoring Creation (“LRC”) is working to collaborate with ELCA synods in bringing care for creation into the full life of the church. Might your synod be interested? There are already several synods with active expressions of this ministry (see map here).  For a sample Covenant with Creation for Synods,Read More →

A Resolution on Energy Stewardship – Metro NY Synod Whereas, we in the industrialized world are consuming energy and Earth’s resources in a way that is both unsustainable in the future and unfair to those in the developing world; and there are disturbing scientific reports of environmental degradation, global climateRead More →

Florida/Bahamas Synod, 2009 Congregations to do Annual Energy Audits Targeted to 25% by 2020 WHEREAS, we face urgent climate perils that remind us of the story of Noah and the Ark as God’s earth nears a climate tipping point; ·     Warming of the atmosphere, rising sea levels, changing rainfall and weatherRead More →

Download the Resolution & Rationale they used to discuss the issues behind the considerations. What do we do to make sure our resolutions matter? Be sure to get on our Connections Calls to find out how to put these intentions into action.Read More →

Resolution to become an LRC Synod Central States Synod Approved June 2015 Resolution to become a Green Synod Northern Illinois Synod Assembly Approved April 2008 Resolution on Establishing an Environmental Stewardship Committee Metropolitan New York Synod, 2009  Read More →

Read more about the ELCA’s national commitment to invest responsibly made at the 2016 Churchwide Assembly here. Below are more local initiatives. Transition to Cleaner Energy Memorial Upper Susquehanna (PA) Synod June 2015 Study Impacts of Divestment Resolution Northeastern Pennsylvania Synod’s Creation Care Task Force pledges to investigate what divestment wouldRead More →

St. Luke Fossil Fuel Divestment Resolution passes at Oregon Synod meeting On Saturday, May 18th, 2013, the St. Luke Fossil Fuel Divestment Resolution PASSED a vote at the ELCA Oregon Synod. Now it will be forwarded for consideration at this summer’s Churchwide Assembly in Pittsburgh. In a meeting also attendedRead More →

NYC-AREA LUTHERANS RESOLVE TO DIVEST FROM FOSSIL FUELS CULMINATION OF EFFORTS BEGUN SHORTLY AFTER LAST YEAR’S PEOPLE’S CLIMATE MARCH June 1, 2015 (New York, NY) – On Friday, March 29, the annual Assembly of the Metropolitan New York Synod, one of the most populous geographical divisions of the Evangelical Lutheran ChurchRead More →

The following resolution was passed at the June 2015 Assembly of the Northeastern Pennsylvania: WHEREAS, Jesus calls us as his disciples to both love God and love our neighbor, and climate change is a direct threat to both God’s creation and God’s people, the church should be a leader inRead More →