LRC is a grassroots movement promoting care for creation in the ELCA   

NEW Lutherans Restoring Creation applauds the appearance of the papal encyclical Laudato si' (“Praise to You”). 

We encourage pastors to preach on it, teachers to teach on it, scholars to write on it, and everyone to read it, either the full version or the excerpts. 

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Why We Need an Eco-Reformation

Barbara Rossing, Professor of New Testament
Lutheran School of Theology

The Lutheran April Issue Theme: Helping Save the Earth

Includes "Restoring Creation with Faith," which profiles Lutherans Restoring Creation as well as six persons and two congregations who are "working daily to care for creation."  Also included in the issue are "Things Congregations and Organizations Can Do to Save the Planet," "Things Individuals and Families Can Do to Help Save the Planet," a Study Guide, and more

Lutheran Pastors, Scholars and Teachers Send Open letter to Bishop Elizabeth Eaton supporting eco-justice for the ELCA


NEW EACH WEEK  Eco-Justice Commentary on the Lectionary Lessons

The Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost in Year B (by Tom Mundahl). "This is what love looks like" 

The Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost in Year B (by Tom Mundahl). Earth, air, and sky are the "commons" we share.

                                            Archive of Lectionary Reflections

The Season of Creation
The First Sunday in the Season of Creation in Year B: Planet Earth Sunday (by Rob Saler) "Creation bears enduring testimony to God's goodness."
The Second Sunday in the Season of Creation in Year B: Humanity Sunday (by Rob Saler). "We are most fully human when we care for creation with humility."
The Third Sunday in the Season of Creation in Year B: Sky Sunday (by Rob Saler) Scripture enjoins us to care for earth, sky, and sea as "the commons" we share together.
The Fourth Sunday in the Season of Creation in Year B: Mountain Sunday (by Rob Saler) Scripture changes how we view mountains. 
The Season of Creation in Year B: Saint Francis Sunday (by Rob Saler) Jesus and St. Frances showed deep tenderness towards creation and passionate advocacy against injustice.
                                                                                                                           Archive for the Season of Creation

LRC encourages you to preach on the Roman Catholic papal encyclical, Laudato si’, mi’ signore: “All praise to you, my Lord” 

Note how Tom Mundahl's sermons in this LRC cycle refer to the encyclical.

Sermon on the encyclical by Leah Schade

For more resources about the encyclical on our site, click here.



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