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AFFIRM: Personally, with your church council, or entire synod, review our ELCA’s 1993 call to action and commit to engaging in steps to live into that calling. Ask your Church Council to consider how Creation Care can fit into the context of your church community. Ask them to watch this introductionRead More →

This vacation Bible school program, “River of Life,” focuses on the importance of water, highlighting how ELCA World Hunger is working with our neighbors around the world on clean-water projects. Download here: VBS_River_of_Life_2021 Visit (click here) ELCA’s World Hunger list of VBS resources with many integrations of Creation Care forRead More →

During the 2019 Churchwide Assembly the ELCA voted to officially sign onto the principals of the Earth Charter.  For a history on that process read here (click). Now what? How do we all make sure we live this out?  The Delaware-Maryland Creation Care Ministry group first started to shepherd thisRead More →

A Video Series by the EcoFaith Network, NE MN Synod Listen with us to the haunting Easter hymn, Now the Green Blade Rises,  Look with us throughout this Jubilee year of Earth Day for the green blades rising in and for a wounded creation. http://www.nemnsynod.org/moments-of-arising-series.htmlRead More →

Since there are so many members of our ELCA community who live in agricultural areas and we all depend on food to sustain us; let’s explore how we can deliberately share the spectrum of ways our churches can inform members of opportunities, practice mindful eating, and love the wide arrayRead More →

Video-stream a Care-for-Creation-themed worship for the whole community: explore samples and resources here. Ask your Council to commit to a Covenant with Creation – forward this link.   Ask other churches in your synod to join you. (Short info-video: HOW to get started in your congregation!)  Dig into a discussionRead More →

Augustana University students gained the benefit of learning outside with the addition of a new outdoor classroom on campus. The classroom was finished in time for use by classes this past fall. An anonymous sustainability grant funded the project. David O’Hara, Augustana’s director of sustainability, led the project because of the benefits it canRead More →

Human activities are profoundly changing natural communities across landscapes at rapid and accelerating rates. Sustainability research through the Geography and Earth Science Department’s Dendroecology Research Lab at Carthage College is helping to predict the fate of these ecosystems, particularly in the face of novel disturbance regimes and a changing climate. Biogeographic researchRead More →

We are thrilled to announce that, through an ongoing partnership between the ELCA and ecoAmerica’s Blessed Tomorrow, a  Creation Care Ambassador Training occurred in April, June, and September of 2020 with over 300 participants from ELCA communities.  These certified Ambassadors are ready to share their new skills and resources withRead More →