(2-14-17) Creation Care and Climate Change: It’s About the Kids! February 25, Briarwood Retreat Center, Argyle, TX on EVENTS
(2-14-17) ACTION ALERT: Stop Congress from Repealing the BLM Methane Rule - Contact Congress now at the ELCA Action Center!
(1-25-17) Blessing the Waters of Life - Presbyterians for Earth Care Conference and ecumenical pre-event, September 26-29 on EVENTS
(1-24-17) Religious Community Sends Letter to Trump Transition Team
(1-24-17) ELCA Advocacy Priorities for 2017 on ELCA ADVOCACY
(1-16-17) Stewarding the Gift of Water - ELCA Advocacy fact sheet on clean water on WATER AND WATERSHEDS
(1-16-17) Trinity Institute Water Justice Conference - March 22-24, 2017, on EVENTS
(1-16-17) ELCA Advocacy Update
- January: State reports from California, Minnesota, Ohio, and Wisconsin
(1-3-17) ELCA Advocacy Update
- December 2016: Water Justice in Flint; UN Conference on Climate Change; reports from California, Pennsylvania, Texas, Washington and Wisconsin
(1-3-17) Clergy New Year's Resolutions
: Healthy Pastor, Healthy Congregation, Healthy Planets
(11-17-16) Environmental Education Intensive & Group Challenge Initiatives Intensive: February 6-9, 2017 on the OUTDOOR MINISTRIES
(11-14-16) COP22 Blog
November 14, 2016 on Climate Advocacy
(10-21-16) "Working their Beliefs into the Public Square" on ADVOCACY
(10-17-16) ELCA Advocacy Update
October 2016: Flint Water Aid; Shishmaref, AK
(9-29-16) BLOGS page with feeds from the Lutherans Restoring Creation Blog by Michael Ochs,and Eco-Preacher by Leah Schade, and a link to See-Remember-Connect by Karen L. Bloomquist
(9-9-16) ELCA Advocacy Updates September 2016: 100th Anniversary of National Parks; Lutheran Office for Public Policy - California (9-9-16) Water and Ecotheology articles by Benjamin Stewart and Stormwater Management for Congregations video on Water and Watersheds page (8-13-16) ELCA Churchwide Pledges to Move Towards a Sustainable Energy Future - on HOME page -- Memorial text
(7-27-16) Season of Creation -- It's Coming Up! on the HOME page, under "News and Announcements." (7-18-16) Ruth Ivory-Moore, new ELCA Energy and Environment Program Director under News and Announcements on HOME and ELCA Advocacy. (7-18-16) ELCA Advocacy Updates June 2016: Pressure Increases on Flint, Mich.; July 2016: Welcoming Ruth Ivory-Moore to ELCA Advocacy Team and Green Climate Fund (7-8-16) Articles by Panu Pihkala, University of Helsinki: “Rediscovery of Early Twentieth-Century
Ecotheology,” “The Pastoral Challenge of the Environmental Crisis:
Environmental Anxiety and Lutheran ‘Eco-Reformation,’” “Psychological and
Spiritual Impacts of Climate Change,” and “Ecotheology and Liturgy” on the ECO-THEOLOGY page
(5-31-16) Evangelical Lutheran leaders argue for Ohio energy efficiency and renewable energy
(4-10-16) North American Convergence: Coming Together for Climate Justice - June 20-24, 2016 on CLIMATE CHANGE ADVOCACY
(4-10-16) ELCA Advocacy Updates
April 2016: Methane Standards
(4-9-16) I Thirst -- Youth Eco-Reflection for Good Friday
(4-7-16) See-Remember-Connect: a new book and website by Karen L. Bloomquist on the ECO-THEOLOGY page
(2-2-16) LRC Profile: Mary Minette, ELCA Advocacy Director for Environmental Policy and Education, moving on to new position - HOME page
(11-30-15) "We Speak from a Sacred Core"- Reflections on an advocacy training -- on the Climate Change Advocacy
(11-28-15) Confirmation Students Write Haiku Reflections on the Holy Spirit: Creator of Life -- on YOUTH
(11-28-15) Lutheran Convictions for Creation Care: 4th Annual Gustavus Faith Conference. Saturday, April 23, 2016 -- on EVENTS page
(11-28-15) LAMPa Director Testifies on Methane Reductions
(11-16-15) "Into Local Waters: Re-Wilding the Study of Christian Spirituality" Society for the Study of Christian Spirituality Presidential Address by Lisa E. Dahill, on EVENTS
(11-16-15) The Season of Prophetic Climate Witness through Preaching, Prayer, and Practice: October 4, 2015 - February 7, 2016.
(11-16-15) New England Synod's Bishop Hazelwood Connects with Catholics over Climate (and other) Changes - on the SYNODS page
(10-18-15) Earth to Earth: Natural Burial as Spiritual Practice, November 4-5, 2016 on the EVENTS page
(10-18-15) Lutheran Study Guide to Pope Francis' Letter on Climate Change on Educational Ministry page
(10-18-15) You and Your Congregation Can Sign the Paris Pledge
(10-18-15) First Lutheran in Decorah Signs Paris Pledge
(10-18-15) Generating an Eco-Justice Reformation: A Speakers Bureau
(10-17-15) Christ the King Sunday in Year B (From 2012 by Dennis Ormseth)
(10-17-15) Twenty-fifth Sunday after Pentecost in Year B (From 2012 by Dennis Ormseth)
(10-17-15) Twenty-fourth Sunday after Pentecost in Year B (From 2012 by Dennis Ormseth)
(10-17-15) Twenty-Third Sunday after Pentecost in Year B (From 2012 by Dennis Ormseth)
(10-17-15) Twenty-Second Sunday after Pentecost in Year B (From 2012 by Dennis Ormseth)
OR Reformation Sunday in Year B (From 2012 by Dennis Ormseth)
(10-17-15) The Twenty-first Sunday after Pentecost in Year B (From 2012 by Dennis Ormseth)
(9-22-15) The Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost in Year B (From 2012, by Dennis Ormseth)
(9-22-15) The Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost in Year B ((From 2012, by Dennis Ormseth)
(9-22-15) The Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost in Year B (From 2012, by Tom Mundahl)
(9-22-15) 2015 Special Series on St. Francis for Pentecost 18, 19, 20 (Scroll down for all Sundays) by Paul Santmire.
(9-15-15) Serious Sustainability - an educational website that views sustainability through a comprehensive lens
(9-15-15) "And God Pitched a Tent" - Sermon for a Church Camping Retreat (Revelation 7:9-17; Revelation 21:1-7; John 1:1-4, 14-18) by Leah Schade
(8-24-15) ELCA Advocacy Update July 2015: Vatican Encyclical Laudato Si', Endangered Species Act (8-5-15) Resolutions from South-Central Synod of WI on Energy Stewardship (2011) and Climate Change (2015) on Resolutions page
(6-3-15) COMPASS: Engaging young adults in conversations on faith and finance: April 2015 Blog Theme: Environmental Stewardshi
(6-3-15) Memorial on Eco-Reformation in the Context of Climate Change and Resolution on Eco-Reformation in the Context of the Northeastern Minnesota Synod, on RESOLUTIONS
(6-3-15) Fossil Fuel Divestment Resolution Metro New York Synod, Approved March 29, 2015 on RESOLUTIONS page
(6-2-15) Ask Your Members of Congress to Support the Green Climate Fund.
(5-24-15) Trinity Sunday in Year B (2015) (by Leah Schade)
(4-22-15) UPDATED: Seizing an Alternative: Towards an Ecological Civilization, Claremont CA June 4-7, 2015 - on the EVENTS page
(3/11/15) Greening Your Cafeteria or Dining Hall -- a checklist of actions you can take at your outdoor ministry center or congregation.
(3-9-15) The Fourth Sunday in Lent in Year B (by Robert Saler)
(1-19-15) Seizing an Alternative: Towards an Ecological Civilization, Claremont CA June 4-7, 2015 - under "Events" on Home Page
Lighting Your Worship Space Primer: Bringing in the Light, Sustainably," available for download on the "Property"
page for Churches/Green Teams.
(12-13-14) UN Climate Change Conference, Lima, Peru : Prayer and links to Lutheran World Federation youth blog and ELCA advocacy alert on HOME
(10-17-14) "Why Lutherans Should Care about and for Creation", Interview with David Rhoads, (audio)
(10-17-14) GreenFaith webinar series on Energy Stewardship
(10-16-14) Recent stories in The Lutheran on Church Camps, Rain Gardens, and Season of Creation under Lutheran Creation Care in the News
(10-16-14) ELCA Advocacy Alert: Protect Our Wetlands and Streams!
(10-12-14) Reformation Sunday (by Dennis Ormseth)
(10-8-14) Rediscovering the Spiritual in God's Creation, March 10-13, 2015 South Australia - link and brochure on Home Page under "Events"
(6-9-14) "Feeding Hope," a sermon by Kristi Holmberg on the Preaching page
(6-9-14) Luther College Ministries and Dakota Road Music Offer Liturgy for Earthkeeping on Worship page
(5-18-14) "Becoming a Care for Creation Congregation: A Self-Organizing Kit with Resources and Guidelines"
(4-16-14) Lutheran Church of Hope, IA, and Evangelical Lutheran Church in North Germany make Clean Energy List on Churches/Green Teams Page
(4-3-14) Gods Earth Is Sacred
e-book from the National Council of Churches, on Books
(4-1-14) A helpful debate on fossil fuel divestment, with commentary and related articles on Yale Environment 360
(3-27-14) Introduction to the Energy Stewards Initiative - slides and recording of March 25, 2014 webinar on the ESI page
(3-20-14) "Creation Salvation" Climate Preach-In sermon by Vicar Josh Buzbee, All Peoples' Church, Milwaukee WI
(3-20-14) What's Your Bootprint? Creation Care, Sustainability, and Church Building and Grounds (YouTube video).
(3-5-14) Inhabiting Eden: Spiritual Formation Retreat with Prof. Patricia K. Tull, April 24-27 at Montreat Conference Center, Montreat NC.
for Interfaith Power & Light Climate Preach-In - Peter Bakken, WI IPL
(2-7-14) GreenFaith U two-part, week-long webinar series on the Bible and the Environment beginning February 17. Learn More
(2-1-14) The Fifth Sunday after Epiphany in Year A (by Tom Mundahl)
(1-26-14) The Fourth Sunday in Epiphany in Year A (by Tom Mundahl)
(1-20-14) Student Research Projects -- new listing on the Colleges & Universities Page
(1-20-14) Rehabilitation of Schmucker Hall Certified as LEED Project (Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg) - link added to Seminaries page and "Geothermal Comes to the Battlefield"
(1-19-14) Recycling in Philadelphia: Extending the Philos of the City to the Earth (Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia)
(1-18-14) Overview of all lessons in the Lenten Season in Year A (by Dennis Ormseth
(1-18-14) Overview of all lessons in the Easter Season of Year A (by Dennis Ormseth)
(11-29-13) Revision of About Us
(7-10-13) New England Synod resolution on fracking and fossil fuel divestment on Synods page
(7-10-13) Presbyterians for Earth Care Conference 2013 under "Events" on the Home page
(6-17-13) Advocacy Alert: Write or call your representative to say we need a better farm bill on the Advocacy Page
(5-10-13) Advocacy Alert: Food and Farm Policy Moving on Capitol Hill: Act Now on the Home page
(5-8-13) Advocacy Alert: Help End Global Food Insecurity on the Home page
(5-7-13) Advocacy Alert: Protect Creation: Speak Out for Energy Efficiency on the Home page
(5-1-13) Picture and info about Phoebe Morad as host of the Synod Pages
(4-18-13) Link to webinar recording of Dr. Larry Rasmussen, Earth Honoring Faith
(4-17-13) Link to "Gaithersburg Church Gets Educational Wildlife Habitat" on the Churches/Green Teams
(4-17-13) Link to "Lutherans Restoring Creation" article in the April 2012 Gather magazine on the Stories
(4-4-13) Going Solar
- Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Pleasantville, NY
(4-3-13) LRC Featured in the Lutheran, and news stories (under "Highlights") on "Welcoming Winged Guests" (Gloria Dei Lutheran, Duluth MN) and "Environmentalists Tout Church's Energy Efficiency" (First English Lutheran, Columbus OH) on Home Page
(2-13-13) Christian Simplicity: A Seven-Session Course for Lent
(2-13-13) Retreat on the Season of Creation Worship: Northeast Minnesota Synod on February 22-23. <learn more>
(2-13-13) Between Economy and Ecology
: A stewardship workshop Saturday April 6 2013 at the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago. <learn more
(1-26-13) Seminary Ridge Review Autumn 2012
[Papers from Gettysburg Seminary Conference on “Getting Green Faithfully” August, 2012.
[View the papers]
(1-26-13) Intersections. Fall, 2012 #36. The Vocation of a Lutheran College. A Calling to Embrace Creation: Lutheran Higher Education, Sustainability, and Stewardship. Augsburg College, Minneapolis, MN. July 30- August 1, 2012.
[View the conference schedule] [View the papers]
(12-12-12) Lutheran Center Scores High with Energy Star
: Bible, theology, ethics, worship and spirituality, environment, and ecological primers.
(7-13-12) Link to "Living Earth" reflections on Advocacy
(7-13-12) Link to "Season of Creation" on Plan Ahead
Page with links to reports from UN conferences and other information
(6-16-12) For a message before Rio + 20 from the General Secretary of the WCC, click here.
(4-26-12) Lutherans discuss ecology online (on Highlights
(4-4-12) New resources for Earth Day with links on the home page
(4-3-12) Opportunity for visitors to sign in to the site and to receive newsletters.
(3-18-12) Research Project
by Cameron Harder, Lutheran Theological Seminary of Saskatoon: “Identifying Core Values of Under-represented Stakeholders in Resource-based Industries and Communities”
(1-30-12) Resources to celebrate Lent, Earth Day, Mother's day, Arbor Day, and Father's Day. Check them out on the HOME page under What's Ahead.
(1-10-12) Two new stories about the greening of ELCA Social Ministry Organizations: See the home page.
Lutheran Social Services of Wisconsin Upper Michigan: Green projects in recycling and food management.
SeaTac Lutheran Community Services Northwest in Washington State: Silver LEED certification of new building.
(1-8-12) Links to ELCA hunger and poverty resources have been posted on the subsection for congregations.
(1-3-12) New Message from Dave Rhoads, LRC Director: The Greening of Lutheran Social Ministry Organizations
(1-3-12) Transportation Month: All the resources needed for your congregation to observe a month with transportation as the theme
1-3-12) Water Month: All the resources needed for your congregation to observe a month with water as the theme
(1-1-12) Reports of greening have been posted on the Social Ministry Organization subsection.
(12-30-11) The Baptism of Jesus in Year B: Care for Creation commentary by Dennis Ormseth
(12-30-11) "Why We Don't and How We Can" archive has been set up to be accessed from the home page
(12-30-11) "Why We Don't and How We Can" Reason # 6: How We (Mistakenly) Read the Bible--posted on the Home page.
(12-28-11) Article by Young Adult in Global Mission after the UN Durban Conference on Climate Change (see under Director's Reflection on the Home page)
(12-27) STORIES: Check out the accounts of green actions at Social Ministry Organizations
(12-27) ADVOCACY: Many new links to ELCA Advocacy and Hunger resources.
(12-26-11) THEOLOGY: New biblical, theological, and ethical resources posted, including a Theological Companion to the LRC Congregational Traing Manual and a set of articles on Earthkeeping in a recent issue of Currents in Theology and Mission.
(12-16-11) New Care for Creation Commentary by Dennis Ormseth for Christmas Eve and Christimas day and The First Sunday of Christmas and the Naming of Jesus.
(12-15-11) Seminaries: Manuals, reports, and other resources were just posted
12-12-11 Energy Stewards Initiative: Lots of resources posted to explain the program, identify current participants, and show how to sign up for the next round.
(11-12-11) Social Ministry Organizations: There are now many resources for greening social ministry organizations