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



Creation Justice Ministries is helping gather and organize people of Orthodox, Protestant, Historically Black, Baptist, and Peace Church traditions so they can connect with their religious leadership, as well as with an ecumenical community, at the People's Climate March.

The United Church of Christ, The Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), Presbyterian Church (USA), Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, Mennonite Central Committee, United Methodist Church, and others are planning prayer and advocacy gatherings for their respective communities. We will connect you to denominational activities as plans unfold.

If you can't make it to Washington, DC, there are sister marches happening in various cities around the world. Creation Justice Ministries is neither endorsing nor involved in planning sister marches.

To view more information about various other faith-based activities surrounding the People's Climate March, go to www.faith.peoplesclimate.org


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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LRC  in the News

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Need Earth Day Inspiration?

Share any or all of these resources with your congregation, family, friends 
and simply feed your own spirit:


READ: Larry Rasmussen's Lecture for the Bonhoeffer Lectures in Public Ethics at Union Seminary - Voices from science, ethics, and theology on Eco-Reformation.




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]

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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