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.
from the ELCA Advocacy Office
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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.
CLIMATE CHANGE ADVOCACY
ELCA Applauds US Climate Change Pledge
The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America applauds today’s announcement of the United States’ pledge towards a new global agreement to address climate change, which will be finalized in Paris this coming December. [Read More]
Conclusion of UN Climate Change Conference in Lima, Peru
Mary Minette, ELCA Advocacy’s director of environmental policy, returned from the U.N. Conference on Climate Change in Lima, Peru, last month. [Read More].
Lutheran, Anglican, Episcopal leaders offer pastoral message on climate change
Sept. 19, 2014 pastoral message [Read More]
Fossil Fuel Divestment
Perspectives and information on divestment from fossil fuels as a way of combatting climate change and air pollution, and news about synod divestment resolutions. Click here.
ELCA Advocacy Issue Brief: Climate Change 101
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.
"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