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Creation Care Ambassador Program

Creation Care Ambassador Program

The training and networking opportunities developed between the ELCA and ecoAmerica's Blessed Tomorrow have become even more accessible! There is ...
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This is Church and You Are Needed Inside & Out

This is Church and You Are Needed Inside & Out

Watch this message from our churchwide leaders and fellow members across the country who recognize the tough, uncomfortable work of ...
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InfoSharing from Experts (video playlist)

InfoSharing from Experts (video playlist)

https://www.youtube.com/embed?listType=playlist&list=PLFPMTinJ7FKlJVRqTFp8u2vjQuZsPm4uV&layout=gallery ...
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For Discussion Groups (video playlist)

For Discussion Groups (video playlist)

https://www.youtube.com/embed?listType=playlist&list=PLFPMTinJ7FKkVLP8olQBkDCZ7tNPMBRA8=-QIhizB8wsU&layout=gallery ...
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Voices from the ELCA - Caring for Creation Today

Voices from the ELCA – Caring for Creation Today

Watch God's Work. Our Hands. created in partnership with ecoAmerica's BlessedTomorrow  ELCA churches across the country are working to serve ...
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H. Paul Santmire videos

On Paul Santmire's website hpaulsantmire.net you will find videos about this octogenarian ecotheologian, including "My Life's Work," "Toward a Cosmic ...
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Ways to Integrate Creation Care in your Lenten Practices

Ways to Integrate Creation Care in your Lenten Practices

During the season of Lent (or any other time of introspection), share these resources with your Bible Study group, Worship ...
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Five Theses for Earth Day (Rhoads & Santmire)

Five Theses for Earth Day (Rhoads & Santmire)

The Board of Directors of Lutherans Restoring Creation thanks Rev. Dr. David Rhoads and Rev. Dr. H. Paul Santmire for ...
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Just Transitions Conversation (March 2021)

Just Transitions Conversation (March 2021)

Listen in to our discussion with Ruth Ivory-Moore, ELCA’s Program Director, Environment and Corporate Social Responsibility Focus: Just Transitions What ...
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Enchantments of the Mississippi: a contemplative journey of time and place (2022)

Enchantments of the Mississippi: a contemplative journey of time and place (2022)

Thomas Becknell has taken a deep and lingering look into one of our greatest rivers. Folded into the ripples of ...
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Parable of the Sower (1993)

Parable of the Sower (1993)

Octavia E. Butler's dystopian tale offers a wealth to the imagination for any Bible Study/Creation Care team to wrestle with.  ...
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Who Are the People in your "Neighborhood"?

Who Are the People in your “Neighborhood”?

Connections Call conversation from October 26, 2021 about all the people in our web of creation care. Listen in to ...
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A New Climate for Theology: God, the World, and Global Warming

A New Climate for Theology: God, the World, and Global Warming

A New Climate for Theology: God, the World, and Global Warming by Sallie McFague (Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2008). A New Climate ...
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Connections Call: How Church Soil Can Feed the Community

Connections Call: How Church Soil Can Feed the Community

This call (video below) happened on May 18, 2021 Focus: How Church Soil Can Feed the Community We were excited ...
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Eco Bible: An Ecological Commentary on Genesis and Exodus (2020)

Eco Bible: An Ecological Commentary on Genesis and Exodus (2020)

What does the Bible say about ecology? As people face huge ecological challenges--including growing hurricanes, floods, forest fires, and plastic ...
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How do you bring up climate change in church?

How do you bring up climate change in church?

There are so many examples from our brothers and sisters across the nation sharing exciting and authentic ways of conversing ...
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Saving Us, Katharine Hayhoe

Saving Us, Katharine Hayhoe

We have been grateful for the shared knowledge and experience shared by climate scientist and fellow person of faith, Katharine ...
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Rooted & Rising: Voices of Courage in a Time of Climate Crisis (2019)

Rooted & Rising: Voices of Courage in a Time of Climate Crisis (2019)

Rooted and Rising is for everyone who worries about the climate crisis and seeks spiritual practices and perspectives to renew ...
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Amending the Christian Story: The Natural Sciences as a Window into Grounded Faith and Sustainable Living

Amending the Christian Story: The Natural Sciences as a Window into Grounded Faith and Sustainable Living

After several years of research and writing and teaching, with worldview-altering insights into Nature's natural sciences and life's experience, "Amending ...
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Why We Need an Eco-Reformation

Why We Need an Eco-Reformation

There are voices across the ELCA calling for a reformation of the church to encompass care for all of God’s ...
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Rev. H. Paul Santmire writes for the rest of us

Rev. H. Paul Santmire writes for the rest of us

Behold the Lilies: Jesus and the Contemplation of Nature:  A Primer  (2017) Read a chapter: From Lake Wobegon to the ...
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Larry Rasmussen's Lecture for the Bonhoeffer Lectures in Public Ethics at Union Seminary

Larry Rasmussen’s Lecture for the Bonhoeffer Lectures in Public Ethics at Union Seminary

Voices from science, ethics, and theology on Eco-Reformation. Veni, Creator Spiritus! An Ecological Reformation Veni, Creator Spiritus! Once a World Council ...
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Lutheran Study Guide to Pope Francis' Letter on Climate Change

Lutheran Study Guide to Pope Francis’ Letter on Climate Change

This is a four week study intended for church adult education, college, or seminary classrooms. The study takes up the theme ...
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A Watered Garden: Christian Worship and Earth's Ecology (Augsburg Fortress, 2011)

A Watered Garden: Christian Worship and Earth’s Ecology (Augsburg Fortress, 2011)

A Watered Garden: Christian Worship and Earth's Ecology by Ben Stewart is excellent for worship committees and small group study. Check ...
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Stewarding the Gift of Water: ELCA Advocacy Fact Sheet

Stewarding the Gift of Water: ELCA Advocacy Fact Sheet

Theological background and information on water stewardship globally, nationally, and locally. Under the “Find Your Watershed” section of the Factsheet ...
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GreenFaith: Mobilizing God's People to Save the Earth

GreenFaith: Mobilizing God’s People to Save the Earth

GreenFaith: Mobilizing God's People to Save the Earth gives concrete examples and tips that will help people of faith and ...
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EarthBound video series - Now Available Streaming!

EarthBound video series – Now Available Streaming!

This timeless series, filmed in high definition, takes Martin Luther´s breakthrough understanding of Justification and Vocation and explodes it across ...
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Water and Ecotheology: Articles by Benjamin Stewart

Water and Ecotheology: Articles by Benjamin Stewart

Stewart, Benjamin M. “Stream, Flood and Spring: Water Renewing the Earth and the Church.” Living Lutheran, April 2016. (available online) Stewart, Benjamin ...
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Disruption (film)

Disruption (film)

Click here to view this film to understand the urgency of action on climate change. Online and free ...
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