Submitted/Approved at the June 2015 Northeastern Iowa’s Synod Assembly: Eco-Reformation in the Context of the Northeastern Iowa Synod WHEREAS, in the previous Memorial Eco-Reformation in the Context of Climate Change, substantive statements were presented indicating the urgency and importance of addressing this matter at our next Churchwide Assembly; and WHEREAS,Read More →

Memorial on Eco-Reformation in the Context of Climate Change WHEREAS, 2017 will mark observances of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, which addressed fundamental threats to human well-being and all of God’s creation in theological, social, and political ways; and WHEREAS, the 1993 ELCA Social Statement Caring for Creation: Vision,Read 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 →

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 riverRead More →