Reflections on “Public Witnessing” with your children by Phoebe Morad, Lutherans Restoring Creation As someone who has worked in some facet of environmental action for over 20 years, you’d think that fear, guilt, and longing would consume my anticipation of what world I leave for my children. Fortunately, since IRead More →

GreenFaith has helped pull together leaders from various religions across the globe to recognize our common concern for the planet and life on it. In doing this they have created a tool that can be customized to each tradition and helps us focus on the major activities which we canRead More →

As many faith-based organizations are struggling with their place in relation to people’s daily lives, so does the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America look for ways the world can use what we offer.  As part of an appeal for our churches to take on the uncomfortable challenge of being engagedRead More →

Representative, Ruth Ivory-Moore (Advocacy Energy & Environment) from the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America joined the COP24 (the 24th Conference of the Parties) in Katowice, Poland.  Light For Katowice 2018 >> Click here to download an easy-to-use copy of the prayer booklet. Thanks to Lisa Brenskelle from the Christ the KingRead 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 wouldRead More →

Memorial on Eco-Reformation in the Context of Climate Change Northwest Synod of Wisconsin  Approved May 2016 Memorial & Resolution for Eco-Reformation Submitted/approved by the Upper Susquehanna (PA) Synod June 2015 Workshop Power Point Presentation   Memorial & Resolution for Eco-Reformation Submitted/approved by the Northeastern Iowa Synod June 2015 Memorial &Read More →

August 13th, after days of conversation, discernment and prayer the 2016 churchwide voting assembly voted to pass the Memorial: Towards a Responsible Energy Future. After a grassroots divestment coalition brought together various synodical divestment memorials and the proper parliamentary protocol into one statement, the church is now called to act on the amended version you can read here. [WatchRead More →

Carbon Pricing & Dividend Sample Resolutions & Talking Points/Issues Sample Transition to Clean, Renewable Energy Resolution Sample Fossil Fuels Divestment Resolution Sample Synod Resolution on Eco-Reformation Sample Resolution Regarding Inclusion of Stewardship of Creation in Worship Sample Resolution to Become a Lutherans Restoring Creation Synod    Read More →