The Milwaukee synod has passed a resolution to amend the Constitution, Bylaws, and Continuing Resolutions of the ELCA to include “care for creation” as one of the purposes of the church. ELCA Lutherans are already called in our baptismal liturgy to “care for others and the world God made” and the ELCA social statements teachRead 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 →

What tools can churches and individual members bring to the table to achieve 50% Reduction in Greenhouse Gas Emissions by 2030? See Chat Log HERE Also see materials and ideas shared during the August 17th Connections Call (click here). Thanks to our speakers: Jim Martin-Schramm —  Jim’s Slide Deck  Jonathan Barker Lisa Brenskelle NEXT STEPS:Read 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 →

The following Synod Resolution was passed by the SC Synod of Wisconsin and passed at Churchwide Assembly in 2019.  See links within text for background information. For more material to consider when talking about “carbon” see this post as well. Please contact us if you intend to propose a similar resolution. Carbon Fee (and Dividend)Read 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 →

Some of us bemoan the fact that the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America has not committed to entirely divest from fossil fuels as many others have (see latest cohort of 42 religious institutions). Some of us are wary of pulling out entirely from shareholder positions when we may be able to have more leverage toRead More →

While caring for the environment can feel overwhelming, it’s when we stand together, each doing our part, that we find hope, gain strength, and make a difference. Find a tool below to help celebrate God’s gifts to us! Download (Click Here) the information shared from Portico and Lutherans Restoring Creation at Churchwide Assembly 2019 toRead More →