ELCA launches collaboration with Blessed Tomorrow

By Candice Hill Buchbinder

ELCA News

Caring for Creation Today

Caring for God’s creation is an ever-evolving topic in this world, especially with each new natural or human made disaster. As stewards of this world, we are called to care for the earth and examine our behaviors toward creation. While we need to take from the land for food and sustainability, we also need to be careful that we maintain good stewardship and do not exploit the wonderful things the earth provides. We are proud to share a pastoral statement on creation care and climate solutions to ensure a viable, livable world from Presiding Bishop Elizabeth A. Eaton.

“The present moment is a critical and urgent one, filled with both challenge and opportunity to act as individuals, citizens, leaders and communities of faith in solidarity with God’s good creation and in hope for our shared future.”

From the 2018 Earth Day statement

The Rev. Elizabeth Eaton

Presiding Bishop, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America

The ELCA has collaborated with ecoAmerica’s Blessed Tomorrow program, a faith community initiative that empowers climate action and advocacy. This is a program by people of faith, for people of faith, offering ideas, tools, and language that are familiar, compelling and effective in addressing climate change. It provides resources that put us on a path to a positive future while maintaining the distinct voice of the ELCA.

Resources

  • Getting started on your creation care path really is simple. We’ve developed easy to use resource to help your congregation. Learn more here.
  • See how the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America is making a difference on climate solutions, and why we should all work to care for Creation.
    • View video “God’s work. Our hands.” (below) produced in collaboration with ecoAmerica.
  • Lutherans Restoring Creation is a grassroots movement promoting care for creation in the ELCA.
  • Learn more about the ELCA’s environmental commitment from our social statement Caring for Creation and our advocacy resources.

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Columbia, SC 29201
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