Download the Resolution & Rationale they used to discuss the issues behind the considerations. What do we do to make sure our resolutions matter? Be sure to get on our Connections Calls to find out how to put these intentions into action.Read More →

St. Luke Fossil Fuel Divestment Resolution passes at Oregon Synod meeting On Saturday, May 18th, 2013, the St. Luke Fossil Fuel Divestment Resolution PASSED a vote at the ELCA Oregon Synod. Now it will be forwarded for consideration at this summer’s Churchwide Assembly in Pittsburgh. In a meeting also attended by Secretary of the ELCARead More →

Resolution 2009 – 03: Environmental Stewardship 1 WHEREAS, the ELCA adopted the “Caring for Creation: Vision, Hope and Justice” Social 2Statement at the Churchwide Assembly in 1993 to address the church’s understanding of God’s 3 call to us to care for the earth; and, 4 WHEREAS, the ELCA has created materials to guide congregations, schools,Read More →

  Back in the summer of 2018 hundreds of youth and group leaders visited our Lutherans Restoring Creation space in the Interactive Educational Area during the National Youth Gathering in Houston. Every visitor was asked to spend about 5 minutes walking through a “tour” of their typical day and consider how their daily decisions impacted theirRead More →

Submitted by the Tappan Zee Conference, St. Luke’s (New Rochelle), St. John’s (Mamaroneck), Our Redeemer (Chappaqua), Chapel of Christ (Yonkers), St. Paul’s (Rye Brook), Trinity (New Rochelle), Grace (Yorktown Heights), Grace (Scarsdale), United Lutheran (Mt. Vernon), Ascension (Glendale), Trinity (Brewster) Whereas, scripture teaches us that “The Lord God placed the man in the Garden ofRead More →

Climate Change Begins at Home: Life on the Two-Way Street of Global Warming by David Reay (New York: MacMillan, 2005). Packed with provocative case studies, calculations and lifestyle comparisons, this entertaining and authoritative book makes the complexities of climatology understandable and challenges readers to rethink their notions of ‘doing their bit’. The paperback edition features aRead More →

A Moral Climate: The Ethics of Global Warming by Michael Northcott (Maryknoll: Orbis, 2005). In this groundbreaking book Northcott examines theological attitudes to climate change, from the complacent to the apocalyptic, and the ethical implications for all Christians.Read More →

Who: Theologically curious high school students (rising sophomores through graduated seniors) Caring for God’s Creation: Thinking Theologically About Ecology and Justice Students will study the ways in which Christians through history have thought about nature and the earth that we say is entrusted to our care. More importantly, the Institute will consider how Christians thinkRead More →