Celebrating 500 Years of the Reformation
In June 2013, the Lutheran World Federation accepted the report of a Special Committee outlining plans for celebrating the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, including the theme and subthemes for the LWF 12th Assembly in Namibia, May 2017:
Lutheran World Federation
resources for action and reflection
Lutheran Ecotheology from the North: The Climate Programme of the Church of Finland
Gratitude, Respect, Moderation: TheClimate Programme of the Church of Finland was prepared by a working group consisting of experts in environmental science and theology, and it was approved by the General Synod. The Climate Programme includes information about the dangerous environmental situation, but builds on the "environmental virtues" of gratitude, respect and moderation.[Read More]
United Nations Earth Summit:
June 20 - 22 2012
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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United Nations Climate Conference:
December 2011, Durban, South Africa
United Nations Climate Change Summit (COP 15):
December 2009, Copenhagen, Denmark
Read "A Bishops' Letter about the Climate" from the Church of Sweden
PBS Features Evangelical Lutheran Church Bishop of Tanzania
"When we care for creation I would say then we care for life." -- Bishop Frederick Shoo
"Religion & Ethics Newsweekly" recently featured Bishop Frederick Shoo, the "Tree Bishop" of Tanzania, and his project to help save the snows of Kilimanjaro from climate change by planting millions of trees. Watch the video and read the transcript.
Learn more about this project and how you can help.
ELCA Resources on International Creation Care Issues
Click here for a page of resources, including these on world hunger and the environment:
See the Lutherans Restoring Creation Advocacy page for addiional ELCA World Hunger resources.
"Heavenly Energy" article in Sojourners. A Lutheran church is at the forefront of Germany's new solar revolution.