On Star Trek and Saving the Planet: Messianic Miracles in a New Key – Amy Carr reflects on living toward a vision of right relations amid varying degrees of conflict. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary  Readings for Sunday July 24-30, Year B (2021, 2024) 2 Kings 4:42-44 Psalm 145:10-18 Ephesians 3:14-21 John 6:1-21 If you’ve ever seen any Star Trek series, have you ever noticed how the starships create a social world made up almost entirely of well-educated professionals? Everyone seems well-equipped to solve together the technological challenges that come their way, in space or in the worlds they visit. And whileRead 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 array of neighbors who help feed us. Incentives for farmers to take on sustainable practices. How can YOUR church start a Community Garden – ELCA World Hunger gathered inspiration and practical tools:  in English (click) or Spanish (click). Bring your faith to the table and act our your care for our farming neighbors. Thoughts on mindfulRead More →

The 2019 ELCA Advocacy Convening (April 29 – May 1)  gathered over 100 lay and rostered  leaders to be trained as advocates. The theme: “Prepared to Care: Our Advocacy in Light of Disasters Intensified by Climate Change.” Below are some highlights as I, Phoebe Morad, experienced them. Thanks to those who support Lutherans Restoring Creation and help get our voice on the scene and for sharing this information and inspiration with your congregations and communities. April 29th, after an 8 hour train ride from Boston: (The passenger next to me said I was taking the train such a long way to “make AOC happy,” butRead More →

 Lutherans Restoring Creation partnered with Presbyterians for Earth Care for their bi-annual conference at Stony Point Retreat Center in NY August 6-9, 2019 where over a hundred earth-keepers gathered.  Below are some of the remarkable reflections during our time together processing how to take some of the Bible’s directives to bring us to the frontline. Using the World Cafe Method, participants conversed around the three following verses and considered how the Word could help them (and their faith community) progress from movement to action. “I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear muchRead More →

Take yourself, your class, or your congregation on a journey that explores the intersections between climate change and hunger. These toolkits are designed to be a program-in-a-box or customizable segments of information and activities for use in many congregational or educational settings. [Read More Here]    Read More →