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 goalsRead More →

A Resolution on Energy Stewardship – Metro NY Synod Whereas, we in the industrialized world are consuming energy and Earth’s resources in a way that is both unsustainable in the future and unfair to those in the developing world; and there are disturbing scientific reports of environmental degradation, global climateRead More →

Florida/Bahamas Synod, 2009 Congregations to do Annual Energy Audits Targeted to 25% by 2020 WHEREAS, we face urgent climate perils that remind us of the story of Noah and the Ark as God’s earth nears a climate tipping point; ·     Warming of the atmosphere, rising sea levels, changing rainfall and weatherRead More →

At the New England 2013 Assembly, June 7-9, voters agreed to urge the restraint of hydraulic fracturing and request an eventual divestment of church funds from fossil fuel companies. LRC Synod Trainer, Nancy Urban, was also there to challenge everyone passing by to see how “cool” their congregation was withRead More →

Download the Resolution & Rationale they used to discuss the issues behind the considerations. What do we do to make sure our resolutions matter? Be sure to get on our Connections Calls to find out how to put these intentions into action.Read 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 →

St. Luke Fossil Fuel Divestment Resolution passes at Oregon Synod meeting On Saturday, May 18th, 2013, the St. Luke Fossil Fuel Divestment Resolution PASSED a vote at the ELCA Oregon Synod. Now it will be forwarded for consideration at this summer’s Churchwide Assembly in Pittsburgh. In a meeting also attendedRead More →