Study guides, books, articles and other resources to learn more about the ELCA's commitment to the environment
See also Social Teachings and Action
ELCA Environmental Resources
- Climate Change
Climate Change Fact Sheet
What Can You Do
- Climate Change and Hunger
Hunger and Climate Change Connections
This Tookit will help introduce your audience to the intersections between climate change and hunger. Through activities and conversation, explore these intersections and our appropriate responses.
Poverty and Hunger in a Changing Climate
To order hard copies of "Poverty and Hunger in a Changing Climate", call the ELCA Resource Information Service at 1-800-638-3522. The resource was printed with zero net greenhouse gas emissions and 100% powered by renewable wind energy.
Climate Change and Hunger in Nicaragua View the video
You may order a free copy of the DVD and the accompanying study guide by phoning 800-638-3522 or e-mailing RIS@elca.org. Multiple copies are available for a small fee by calling the same number. The resource was printed with zero net greenhouse gas emissions and 100% powered by renewable wind energy.
- Earth Day
Sacred Spaces and an Abundant Life: Worship Spaces as Stewardship
Awakening to God's Call to Earthkeeping
This 50-page resource includes both a Leader Guide and participant materials for use in faith-based small group context: adult or older youth Sunday school, Christian Education classes, women’s circles, men’s groups, congregational “Green Team,” or in a retreat setting. Members of any Christian denomination would be able to use it, with only slight modification (if desired) to incorporate materials from their own faith tradition. A printed copy on recycled paper is available for $5 plus shipping and handling through the ELCA Resource Information Service at 800-638-3522.
- Living Earth Reflection and Worship Series
Creation Waits with Eager Longing
Originally created to accompany the 2009 Living Earth reflection series, you can adapt the resources to best fit your worship service.
Joining the Hymn of All Creation
Back issues of the Lenten e-mail series as well as the current monthly environmental reflection.
Articles on the Environment from the Journal of Lutheran Ethics
Other Environmental Resources
- Earth Ministry
Earth Ministry is an ecumenical earthkeeping group that provides numerous resources, including a "Greening Congregations Handbook."
- Joseph Sittler Archives
A listing of resources on environmentalism and ecology available from the Joseph Sittler Archives.
- Lutherans Restoring Creation
Lutherans Restoring Creation is a grass roots movement within the ELCA, seeking to foster care for God's good creation in all expressions of our church's life.
- National Council of Churches of Christ in the U.S.A.
Visit the NCC Eco-Justice Web page for additional resources for Earth Day.
- Web of Creation
The Web of Creation Web site includes a number of earthkeeping resources developed by professors and students at the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago. Check out the How to Proceed frequently asked questions on the Web site.