As institutions and individuals we have a hard time understanding and being in control of how our money is used as consumers and investors. On March 22, 2022 we heard from few fellow Lutherans (who are) Restoring Creation as to resources they have found helpful, networks they are a part of, and potential techniques weRead More →

The Church’s Vision of Creation / Just Transition “We as the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) are deeply concerned about the environment, locally and globally, as members of this church and as members of society.”  This deep concern is rooted in our belief in a God who created all things and called all GodRead More →

The following is a list of Resolutions that we know have been adopted in 2021 – but we know there are some we missed!  Please do write to Phoebe Morad if your synod assembly passed anything or would like to! phoebe@lutheransrestoringcreation.org (Links below go to Google Drive Shared Files – If you want more resources/templatesRead More →

During the 2019 Churchwide Assembly the ELCA voted to officially sign onto the principals of the Earth Charter.  How does the Earth Charter fit into what ELCA has already committed to do and our way forward? (Click and share one-pager created by ELCA) Now what? How do we all make sure we live this out? Read More →

What can YOU do to get congregations in your area thinking about Caring for Creation as part of church? 1. Host a Presentation or Workshop: No need to start from scratch – we have many templates that you can use as is or add to. Also plenty of resources are available that connect with aRead More →

In October 2016 representatives from every synod in California came together for a retreat and rejuvenation at Luther Glen Camp in Oak Glen, CA and wrapped up their workshop with a visit to the Central City Lutheran Mission in San Bernardino to discuss the connections between food, water and jobs with creation care work in CA. SinceRead More →

What a wonderful story of regional advocacy! The Southeastern Synod decided to enlist a caring for creation “task force” at their 2013 Synod Assembly and since then a small band of powerful people across several states have gained momentum. After meeting as a small group several times to set goals and evaluate personal assets, theRead 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 →

Many voices come together to make big reverberations! Twenty-nine Lutherans from across Pennsylvania and beyond gathered at Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg, PA, the last weekend in January, 2013 to become LRC trainers.  They were empowered to return to their synods and congregations with the tools, connections and renewed faith to restore creation. The workshopRead More →