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 →

Jan-Feb Advocacy Update (thanks to Christine Moffett, Witness in Society | Washington D.C. – Evangelical Lutheran Church in America  )  Soot Pollution Standards: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced the final rule on stricter standards for soot pollution. EPA is tightening the standard for soot pollution from a level of 12 micrograms per cubic meter to 9 micrograms per cubicRead More →

Since 2020 ELCA and ecoAmerica’s Blessed Tomorrow have trained over 300 members to reach out to their faith community in order to activate congregations to work towards climate solutions in their areas.  There are dozens of certified Ambassadors ready to share their new skills and resources with your church and community.  All “Certified Ambassadors” whoRead More →

Watch God’s Work. Our Hands. created in partnership with ecoAmerica’s BlessedTomorrow  ELCA churches across the country are working to serve our neighbors and to ensure that how we live does not harm others, including those yet to be born, vulnerable populations, and even life other than human.  We have an ELCA Social Statement written overRead More →

What is ELCA Coaching? Click here for a Ministry Description Why would you need a Creation Care Coach for your Synod or Congregation? To help transform the action plans, resolutions, pledges, etc. into active progress by having a trained individual accompany you/your team as you ensure goals are clear and attainable. How can you find aRead More →

Lutherans Restoring Creation (“LRC”) is working to collaborate with ELCA synods in bringing care for creation into the full life of the church. Might your synod be interested? There are already several synods with active expressions of this ministry (see map here).  For a sample Covenant with Creation for Synods, review this template and letRead More →

Resolution to become an LRC Synod Central States Synod Approved June 2015 Resolution to become a Green Synod Northern Illinois Synod Assembly Approved April 2008 Resolution on Establishing an Environmental Stewardship Committee Metropolitan New York Synod, 2009  Read More →

Read more about the ELCA’s national commitment to invest responsibly made at the 2016 Churchwide Assembly here. Below are more local initiatives. Transition to Cleaner Energy Memorial Upper Susquehanna (PA) Synod June 2015 Study Impacts of Divestment Resolution Northeastern Pennsylvania Synod’s Creation Care Task Force pledges to investigate what divestment would mean for the synod andRead More →