2016 Churchwide Assembly ASSEMBLY ACTION CA16.05.24 To adopt Motion C. ­­­ WHEREAS, Holy Scripture reminds us that “the Holy Habitation of the Most High” includes “a river whose streams make glad the city of God,” and that “waters of the sea may become fresh, so everything will live where the river goes,” and that “the HolyRead More →

Cynthia Moe-Lobeda, a professor of Christian ethics, is the author of the 2013 book, Resisting Structural Evil: Love as Ecological-Economic Vocation (Fortress Press). She gave a lecture at USU in the Tanner Talks series from the College of Humanites and Social Sciences. Dr. Moe-Lobeda joins us for Access Utah today, along with Rev. Scott Thalacker,Read More →

by John Berge Member of Mt. Pleasant Lutheran Church in Racine, WI. “Tell the truth. Give no false hope Tell it like it is. Tell the truth about the ecological state of the world. How easily we can give false hope by our silence or by minimizing the threats to our environment. If we doRead More →

Why conserve water: Fresh water is a precious and scarce commodity in the world. Develop the habit of rationing water, because sustainable lifestyle requires it. Reduce carbon emissions by using less hot water. Lower energy use at water facilities plants. Protect the local watershed from polluted runoff. Save money for other ministries. Efficiency, Conservation, andRead More →

Reflections on Attending Pennsylvania Interfaith Power and Light Advocacy Training, August 26, 2015 by Pastor Inge Williams, Friedens Lutheran Church, Shartlesville, Pennsylvania I recently heard a theologian say that the first reaction of people to an awareness of the environmental crisis tends to be despair. This was certainly the case for me. I vividly remember the momentRead More →

At the 2017 Synod Assembly in Kansas City, voting members adopted a resolution that encourages “its leaders and congregations to make use of the resources of Lutheran Restoring Creation for faith-based congregational initiatives and addressing care of creation and the threat of climate damage.” Included in this call to action are efforts to conserve energyRead More →

Churchwide Votes Towards a Fossil-Free Future US LUTHERANS VOTE TO DISCONTINUE FOSSIL-FUEL INVESTMENTS, TO WORK TOWARDS A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE **FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE** Contact: Gerry Falco gafsail@gmail.com 914-548-3108 Kim Winchell kwinchelldm@aol.com 989-326-1960 Rev. Barbara Rossing brossing@lstc.edu 509-548-7278 New Orleans – On August 13, 2016 the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) voted to work towards theRead More →