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 →

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 →

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 →

Consider all the ways your church interacts with God’s Good Creation. Celebrate (and commit to more) by using this form and the resources linked within: CLICK HERE and pick at least one Creation Care goal proposed/met for each facet of your church life. Then let the Lutherans Restoring Creation network help with the rest: ExploreRead More →

The Earth Examen practice does not require any special place or expertise.  This is just a method for truly taking in where you are and being grateful for it! Use either of these templates to personally contemplate the space around you or use it next time you gather for youth group, Bible study, church councilRead More →

This interview led by ELCA’s Sustainability Associate, Adele Bodog, follows Donna Pellegrin Permaculture design certificate holder, who uses her certification to conduct work on her church’s property and Larry Herrold, a second-year seminarian at United Lutheran Seminary, as they discuss their experience in Permaculture and steps to designing and financing food forests.Read More →

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Written for younger generations of ecoactivists, Paul Santmire’s latest book, EcoActivist Testament: Faith Explorations for Fellow Travelers provides solace in a world in crisis. This is a “why bother” book, rather than a “how-to” or scholarly academic tome. Some notes from Paul… Why did you write this book? “Younger generations of American church members areRead More →