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

NEW Lutheran World Federation statement on advocacy and action on climate justice. Adopted by the LWF Council at its assembly in Geneva, June 2015.  Download statement here. 

Lutheran Ecotheology from the North: The Climate Programme of the Church of Finland
The Church of Finland produced its largest and most significant ecotheological document in 2008. 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
Click here for:
  • The Rev. Neddy Astudillo's special reports
  • Lutheran Youth at the Summit
  • World Council of Churches statements and reports
  • More about Rio+20

United Nations Climate Conference:
December 2011, Durban, South Africa

United Nations Climate Change Summit (COP 15):
December 2009, Copenhagen, Denmark


Reflections on Swedish Bishops' Letter on Climate Change

On May 19, 2015, LSTC Professors Kadi Billman, Barbara Rossing, and Vítor Westhelle, reflected on A Bishops' Letter about Climate Change published by the Church of Sweden in 2014. The Rev. Dr. Antje Jackelén, archbishop of the Church of Sweden, concluded the session presented for the LSTC Board of Directors and faculty. Watch the four videos

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:

  • Climate Change and Hunger in Nicaragua video and study guide.
  • Agriculture and Food Security in a Changing Climate
  • Poverty and Hunger in a Changing Climate
  • Hunger and Climate Change Connections Toolkit
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.