LRC is a grassroots movement promoting care for creation in the ELCA.
NEW Between Economy and Ecology Offers ELCA Leaders Practical Information
A stewardship workshop for seminarians, pastors and leaders in ELCA congregations, was held April 6 at the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago. Dr. Jim Martin-Schramm, Professor of Religion at Luther College in Decorah, began by reminding participants that this is the century of climate change--the social justice issue which will eclipse and umbrella all other social justice issues of our time. [Read More]
The mission of the Northwest Minnesota Synod Creation Care Team is “to nurture a growing network that inspires our congregations and their members to live out God's call to be stewards of the earth for the sake of the whole creation.” At their first retreat in February, the Team did just that. [Read More]
Nebraska Lutheran Outdoor Ministries Hosts Environmental Educators
Nebraska Lutheran Outdoor Ministries (NLOM) hosted the 2013 Environmental Education Intensive for Lutheran Outdoor Ministries. Educators from camps in Iowa, South Dakota, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, and Illinois gathered from Feb. 11-14 to share ideas, develop new programming, network, and worship. [Read More]
However, the congregation's Environmental Stewardship Committee didn’t let go of the idea. [Read More]
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NEW LRC Profile: Ron Rude, ELCA Campus Pastor
"While leading workshops/conferences recently in Racine, WI and Fort Collins, CO on “Sustainable/Faithful Living,” I was struck by two things. First, contrary to popular perceptions, many Christians are desperately surprised and appreciative of a pastor/theologian of the church who integrates Christian faith and the natural sciences, especially evolutionary biology, astronomy, geology, and paleoanthropology. They apparently are not hearing much of this in our congregations." [Read More]
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Fossil Fuel Divestment Resolution Passes at Oregon Synod Meeting. [Read More]
NEW Write your representative to say we need a better farm bill [Read More and Take Action]
NEW Call your representative to say we need a better farm bill [Read More and Take Action]
LRC RESOURCES FOR PREACHING
NEW EACH WEEK
The Fourth Sunday after Pentecost in Year C (by Dennis Ormseth). We must acknowledge that God is in, with, and under all creation.
The Fifth Sunday after Pentecost in Year C (by Dennis Ormseth). Can we be freed by a "cultural exorcism" to seek God's new creation?
Overall Care for Creation Reflections on the Gospel of Luke for Preaching in Year C. (by David Rhoads)
Reflections and Inspiration
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