ELCA SOCIAL STATEMENT
"Caring for Creation: Vision, Hope and Justice"
ELCA social statement on the environment, adopted in 1993, with introduction, summary, and study guide.
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ELCA CREATION CARE ADVOCACY
Learn more about the ELCA's churchwide and state advocacy resources on environment, global poverty, and other issues.
NEW August 2015: EPA Clean Power Plan Announced
July 2015: Vatican Encyclical Laudato Si', Endangered Species Act.
On Saturday, December 12, leaders from 195 nations concluded the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris by approving a global agreement to address climate change. This agreement includes a commitment to keep global warming well below 2 degrees. The ELCA welcomes the Paris Accord, and we renew our own commitment to care for all of God's good creation. [Read More]
November 30, 2015 is the first day of the United Nations Conference on Climate Change (#COP21). 150 heads of state are gathered in Paris to negotiate an international agreement to address climate change around the world. They are joined by hundreds of leaders and people of faith who are working and praying for an agreement that protects God’s creation and supports those who are most heavily impacted by the effects of our changing climate. Please read for important updates and information on what to look out for in the next 12 days of COP21!
Lutherans Weigh in on PA Clean Power Plan The Lutheran Advocacy Ministry in Pennsylvania trained and turned out Lutherans to testify at hearings on the Pennsylvania Clean Power Plan in Fall 2015.
Climate Change 101 ELCA Advocacy Issue Brief
For more actions you can take, more news about how Lutherans are advocating for solutions, and educational resources on climate change, click here.
ELCA World Hunger homepage, Toolkit on Climate Change Connections, "Taking Root: Hunger Causes, Hunger Hopes" Curriculum, Hunger Sermon Starters, and Stories about Creation Care. Click here.
ELCA Advocacy Issue Brief: Clean Water Facts
A webpage on faith and our treatment of animals including links to resources from the Humane Society of the United States, a collection of ELCA statements, action alerts, and more. Click here.
NEW LAMPa Director Testifies on Methane Reductions
Statement of the Rev. Amy Reumann, Director, Lutheran Advocacy Ministry in Pennsylvania at the EPA Hearing on Proposed Methane Emissions Reduction Rule for Oil and Gas Operations.
"Push Congress to improve clean air standards" (OpEd piece from The Capital Times, Madison, Wisconsin.)
"Sin Boldly" or "God's Love Makes Us Do Crazy Things" by Vicar Axel Kaegler - a sermon referring to fracking.
Read the explanation of this process for extracting natural gas in this article by Pastor Amy Reumann, staff of Lutheran Advocacy Ministry of Pennsylvania