We were lucky to hear from some of the attendees of this October’s gathering at the ELCA Lutheran Center where young adults learned about the ELCA’s social teachings on care for creation and corporate social responsibility.  They considered their most faithful next steps fueled by our theologies and the contexts of their communities.  Help imagineRead More →

Listen in below to a gathering on Zoom where we hear suggestions and reflections from one another regarding our progress and challenges sharing Creation Care concepts in congregations and communities.  Also see below for various resources to get yourself started (or re-charged) in your context. How do I navigate all the resources on this LRCRead More →

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Rev. Matthew Zemanick, Program Director, Lutheran Disaster Response Initiatives joined us to consider all the ways we can “lend a hand” before, during, and after a natural disaster.  The work of educating our communities and and getting to know the people and resources in them are critical aspects of disaster preparedness  – and often theRead More →

Climate change is a tangled problem and responding to it is an issue of economics and physics, politics and infrastructure. It is also a deeply human problem, working on the scale of culture and interpersonal relationships, personal practices and communal action. It highlights some of the deepest injustices in our society and overwhelms individuals withRead More →

In our work,  we often “try not to shame” people to change their ways and encourage just infrastructure change.  We strive to offer a joyful opportunity to be in better relationship with Creation and gifts from God.  That is easier said than done.  We invited some pastors, students, and professors to share their perspectives andRead More →

In March of 2023, ELCA churches across Northeastern Minnesota’s EcoFaith Network shared inspiration and resources regarding their teams’ exciting new initiatives as they utilize their grounds for sharing Good Green News.  Follow the work of this thriving network of churches on their site here: http://ecofaithnetwork.org/  Listen in their stories below and see more supporting resourcesRead More →

The Lead-Free Superhero! We were honored to have Aiden and Deanna Branch share their experience growing the Coalition on Lead Emergency with their church community.  We had a great conversation about how critical the act of hospitality and generous love is in and outside of the church.  We thank you all for your witness andRead More →

FACT: The Earth is Good! Get the Good News (watch below) in less than 2 minutes and share with someone who needs to be reminded: Do you have more Good News to share from your congregation? Let your light shine > https://bit.ly/LRCActionPlan Then dive deeper:  Lutherans Restoring Creation Board Member, Baird Linke: discusses the criticalRead More →

Thanks to Avery Davis Lamb (Creation Justice Ministries) who shared an overview of the “Faithful Resilience” resource during our Connections Call on November 29, 2022: Find the entire referenced guide here (click) at the Creation Justice Ministries site.  Connect with the ongoing ministry of Lutheran Disaster Response (here)– they have a lot of resources to downloadRead More →

The ELCA has been working to repudiate the Doctrine of Discovery.  As individuals and institutions continue to reconcile and repair relationships, let’s consider what specific role Creation Care Ministries can offer.  One step in the process is to listen to people’s stories and recognize the roots of racism and inequity found throughout our nation andRead More →