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

REFLECTIONS AND INSPIRATION

Why We Need an Eco-Reformation

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Barbara Rossing, Professor of New Testament
Lutheran School of Theology






 "A Shared Concern" (Poem) by Gerhard Fuerst

STORIES
 
 Caring for Shishmaref and All of God's Creation




 St. Andrews Environmental Stewardship Team:
Nine Years Old and Still Going Strong!



 

Edmonds Lutheran Church is Going Solar




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ACTION ALERT

NEW Stop Congress from Repealing the BLM Methane Rule

Contact Congress now at the ELCA Action Center

The Department of Interior’s (DOI) Bureau of Land Management (BLM) finalized the Methane and Natural Gas Rule (Methane Rule) in November 2016. This rule reduces methane waste in the atmosphere by requiring that oil and gas operators control methane emissions, but now Congress is utilizing the Congressional Review Act (CRA) to repeal it. The House has already voted to repeal the rule and the Senate is likely to hold its vote within the next week (as of Feb 13). The Senate must be urged to vote no on the BLM Methane CRA Resolution. 

Please take action on the new BLM methane rules today at the ELCA Action Center!


NEWS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

NEW Preachers -- Take This Survey!

The Rev. Dr. Leah D. Schade is conducting a survey on how Mainline Protestant preachers  in the U.S.handle sermons on controversial justice issues.
You are invited to take the 15-20 minute survey by Feb 28.  [More information]

NEW Join Online Conversations re: Faith & Science 

Christ the King Evangelical Lutheran Church in Houston invites you to attend Sunday Evening Conversations on Creation, an educational web meeting series whose theme in 2017 is Connections between People and Nature. Web meetings and online screenings will occur through April. [READ MORE]


 NEW BOOK

The Nature of Things: Rediscovering the Spiritual in God's Creation

edited by Graham Buxton and Norman Hable
Forward by David Rhoads



JUST PUBLISHED!

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2016 CHURCHWIDE ASSEMBLY TAKES TWO IMPORTANT CREATION CARE ACTIONS ON ENERGY AND WATER!

Churchwide Assembly Resolution Urging Stewardship of the Gift of Water 
Noting "the many biblical themes of renewal and liberation that water affords," and the importance of watersheds for environmental justice and creation care, the Assembly resolved to promote awareness, appreciation and stewardship of watersheds and water.  Read the resolution. For watershed resources for congregations, download the toolkit, Our Watershed Moment, from the EcoFaith Network of the Minneapolis Synod.

LRC PROFILE



NEW  WELCOMING RUTH IVORY-MOORE TO THE ELCA ADVOCACY TEAM: ELCA Advocacy is delighted to introduce our new Program Director for Environment and Energy, Ruth Ivory-Moore. Ruth has had careers in chemical engineering, as a corporate legal counsel, and brings legal specialties including environmental law and climate change. Ruth is married and has two children.  She enjoys spending time with family (especially her two grandchildren) and friends. Ruth is involved with Christian education in her church and is about to embark on training to become a Stephen Minister.  Her other volunteer work includes chairing a young adult and youth leadership summit in southern Virginia, as well as addressing various community needs such as criminal law reform and health care. Welcome Ruth! 



RESOURCES FOR PREACHING

NEW EACH WEEK  Eco-Justice Commentary on the Lectionary Lessons
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Phoebe Morad,
Aug 18, 2016, 4:12 AM