REFLECTIONS AND INSPIRATION
NEWS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
Ruth Ivory-Moore, Program Director Environment and Energy, traveled to COP22 in Marrakech, Morocco in November as world leaders meet to discuss implementation of the Paris Agreement that went into effect on November 4, 2016. [Read More]
PRAY FOR WORLD LEADERS AT UN CLIMATE CONFERENCE IN MOROCCO through Nov. 18th.
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.
Eco-Reformation & Environmental Justice: In Word & Deed
Two workshops were offered at the 2016 Grace Gathering in New Orleans August 10-13th, along with a Grace in Action option to get out in the Lower Ninth Ward to learn first-hand about resurrection stories post-Katrina. [Read more]
Eco-Reformation: Grace and Hope for a Planet in Peril
This collection of essays, edited by Lisa Dahill and James Martin-Schramm and soon to be published by Cascade Books, argues that a gospel call for ecological justice belongs at the heart of the 500th anniversary observance of the Reformation in 2017. [Read More] NEW Advocacy Update: FLINT WATER AID MOVES IN CONGRESS: In late September, both the U.S. House and the Senate passed separate amendments to address the water needs of Flint. Both versions of the bill must be reconciled when legislators return to Washington, D.C., in November. ELCA Advocacy action alerts are planned for later this year. [Read More]
RESOURCES FOR PREACHING
Most congregations began celebrating the Season of Creation on September 4 this year.
NEW EACH WEEK Eco-Justice Commentary on the Lectionary Lessons