Resolutions

Below are a variety of resolutions passed by the ELCA Churchwide Assembly, as well as by various synods. For downloadable copies of each resolution, go to the specific synod's webpage under "Networking Groups -> Region -> Synod" to your left.

Congregational Covenants for the Care of Creation
ELCA North / West Lower MI Synod Assembly May 16-18, 1999
Approved May 17, 1999

Resolution regarding Congregations as Creation Care Centers
Minneapolis Area Conference Assembly
Approved April 14th, 2002

Resolution on Caring for Creation
North/West Lower MI Synod Assembly
Approved May 14-16, 2004

Resolution on Faithful Response to Climate Change
Minneapolis Area Synod
Approved March 22, 2007

Resolution on Climate Change
North/West Lower MI Synod Assembly
Approved May 20-22, 2007

Resolution on Faithful Response to Global Climate Change
Northern Illinois Synod Assembly
Approved May 2007

Resolution on Faithful Response to Global Climate Change
South-Central Wisconsin Synod Assembly
Approved 2007

Resolution to become Green Congregations
Northern Illinois Synod Assembly
Approved April 2008

Resolution to become a Green Synod
Northern Illinois Synod Assembly
Approved April 2008

Resolution: Focus on Greening Congregations (Youth)
Northern Illinois Synod Assembly
Approved April 2009

Creation Care in Congregations
Northeastern Minnesota Synod Assembly, 2009

Congregations to do Annual Energy Audits
ELCA Florida/Bahamas Synod, 2009

Resolution on Establishing an Environmental Stewardship Committee
Metropolitan New York Synod, 2009

Resolution on Environmental Stewardship
Southeastern Minnesota Synod, 2009

Resolution to Address Climate Change
St. Paul Area Synod, 2009

A Resolution on Energy Stewardship
Metro NY Synod
Approved May 2010

A Resolution on Energy Stewardship
North/West Lower Michigan Synod
Approved May 2010

A Resolution on Energy Stewardship
Texas-Louisiana Gulf Coast Synod
Approved May 2010

A Resolution on Energy Stewardship
Metropolitan Washington, D.C. Synod
Approved May 2010

A Resolution on Energy Stewardship
Sierra Pacific Synod
Approved May 2010

A Resolution on Energy Stewardship
Northeastern Iowa Synod
Approved 2011

Photograph by Carolyn Brostrom