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Paul Santmire talks with Lisa Dahill, the Miriam Therese Winter Chair for Transformative Leadership and Spirituality, Director of the Center for Transformative Spirituality at Hartford International University for Religion and Peace. Among many other things, they discuss the vulnerability of getting barefoot in the Eucharist, poetic gifts in the paw prints of bears, and viewingRead 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 →

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 →

The Board of Directors of Lutherans Restoring Creation thanks Rev. Dr. David Rhoads and Rev. Dr. H. Paul Santmire for offering the following for all of us to reflect on and in hopes to rejuvenate the call they first put forth when authoring the 1993 Social Statement: “Caring for Creation: Vision, Hope and Justice.” FiveRead More →

Octavia E. Butler’s dystopian tale offers a wealth to the imagination for any Bible Study/Creation Care team to wrestle with.  Even though she wrote this in 1993, the prophetic warnings are more vivid during the COVID/Climate Chaos era. (Read Slate article here.)  From amazon’s post: “This first Earthseed novel by ground-breaking writer Octavia E. ButlerRead More →

What does the Bible say about ecology? As people face huge ecological challenges–including growing hurricanes, floods, forest fires, and plastic pollution–the groundbreaking Eco Bible dives into this question. Drawing on 3,500 years of religious ethics, it shows how the Bible itself and its great scholars embrace care for God’s creation as a fundamental and living message. EcoRead More →

Rabbis Yonatan Neril and Leo Dee are co-editors and lead contributors. “Their unique contribution is to draw on the 3,500-year-old Jewish tradition to help us understand what the Hebrew Bible reveals about Creation care and ecological sustainability.  The result is Eco Bible, Volume 1: An Ecological Commentary on Genesis and Exodus. This is a must-haveRead More →

We have been grateful for the shared knowledge and experience shared by climate scientist and fellow person of faith, Katharine Hayhoe.  Her voice has been a part of many Lutherans Restoring Creation trainings (Climate Weirding series is especially useful, like: If I just explain the facts, they’ll get it right?”) Now, we recommend her newestRead More →