What tools can churches and individual members bring to the table to achieve 50% Reduction in Greenhouse Gas Emissions by 2030? See Chat Log HERE Also see materials and ideas shared during the August 17th Connections Call (click here). Thanks to our speakers: Jim Martin-Schramm —  Jim’s Slide Deck  JonathanRead More →

Below are some ideas to combine your faith-fueled passion for Creation Care while learning about science and helping the wider community: Growing Green Hearts is science education to play, learn, and love nature.  See examples here: Connecting the Drops Youth for Monarchs – https://www.youthformonarchs.org/ Lutheran Alliance for Faith, Science andRead More →

This call (video below) happened on May 18, 2021 Focus: How Church Soil Can Feed the Community We were excited to hear stories and ask questions from three very examples of congregation’s who have used their land to grow joy in their midst.  Explore the resources we have compiled regardingRead More →

Listen in to our discussion with Ruth Ivory-Moore, ELCA’s Program Director, Environment and Corporate Social Responsibility Focus: Just Transitions What does this term mean? How do we discuss these issues in love and faith and move forward together? Check out this resource out of the Advocacy Office: “Just Transition toRead More →

Geothermal Comes to the Battlefield By Delaney Schlake (M. Div Middler, Trinity Lutheran Seminary) 150 years ago, the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg (LTSG) figured prominently into the story of the Civil War. Pickett’s charge was inaugurated on Seminary Ridge, and the cupola of the seminary building itself served as aRead More →

by Sarah Webb, Iowa Interfaith Power & Light First Lutheran in Decorah signed the Paris Pledge, joining other congregations across the nation to reduce our carbon pollution by 50% by 2030 and to be carbon neutral by 2050. They have already achieved the 50% reduction goal (read their story here) andRead More →

As there has been continuing conversation and controversy emerging since Michael Moore’s film: Planet of the Human, we decided to share some feedback from a Lutherans Restoring Creation member.  Thanks to Josh Thede, an active member of the Central States LRC Mission Table. Our LRC community plans to discuss theRead More →

Since there are so many members of our ELCA community who live in agricultural areas and we all depend on food to sustain us; let’s explore how we can deliberately share the spectrum of ways our churches can inform members of opportunities, practice mindful eating, and love the wide arrayRead More →