Here is a link to an article about our newly dedicated urban farm, a collaboration between our seminary and Axiom Farms, a federation of Black farmers in South Carolina. https://www.lr.edu/news/food-and-faith-formation-ltss-combats-food-deserts-through-farm-table-initiative   –submitted by Jennifer ShimotaRead More →

“Rediscovery of Early Twentieth-Century Ecotheology”, Open Theology. An open access article about the early history of eco-theology, 1900-1954, leading up to Lutheran theologian Joseph Sittler’s early ecotheological writing. The Pastoral Challenge of the Environmental Crisis: Environmental Anxiety and Lutheran ‘Eco-Reformation’, Dialog, Summer 2016 (subscription or purchase required). Psychological and Spiritual Impacts of ClimateRead More →

Edited by Graham Buxton and Norman Habel Forward by David Rhoads With contributions by David Rhoads, Paul Santmire, Celia-Diane-Drummond, Heather Eaton, Ernst Conradie and others, this volume highlights a diversity of perspectives on the spiritual in creation, both traditional and radical. Download a copy of the flyer here. Visit theRead More →

by Mark Brocker As a young Norwegian Lutheran teenager in rural Wisconsin, Brocker lay awake one night worrying whether he believed in Jesus enough to get to heaven. This getting-to-heaven anxiety reflected an excessive focus on individual salvation and a loss of concern for the well-being of the Earth community.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 →