Caring for Creation

We are called by God to "keep the earth" (Genesis 2:15). Below are resources and educational materials to help you and your congregation grow in your own faith journey to appreciate fully and cherish creation and find different ways to engage in earth-keeping activities.

“Humans, in service to God, have special roles on behalf of the whole of creation. Made in the image of God, we are called to care for the earth as God cares for the earth.” (ELCA, “Caring for Creation: Vision, Hope, and Justice,” 1993).

What can your congregation do to care for creation?

Hunger & Climate Change

A fact sheet on the impact of climate change on hunger, food security and agriculture.

Hunger & Climate Change

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Awakening to God's Call to Earthkeeping

A four-session small group study to encourage, empower, and equip Lutherans in their calling to care for creation; includes a leader guide.

Awakening to God's Call to Earthkeeping

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Poverty and Hunger in a Changing Climate

A fact sheet on the impact of climate change on hunger, food security and agriculture.

Poverty and Hunger in a Changing Climate

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Learn more about our personal responsibilities to the earth.

Living Earth: 40 Days in the Wilderness

A monthly reflection on God's continuing work in creation

Living Earth: 40 Days in the Wilderness

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Living Earth: Divisive Issues

A monthly reflection on God's continuing work in creation

Living Earth: Divisive Issues

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Living Earth: The Ethics of Ignorance

A monthly reflection on God's continuing work in creation

Living Earth: The Ethics of Ignorance

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Living Earth: Ethics of Energy

A monthly reflection on God's continuing work in creation

Living Earth: Ethics of Energy

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Living Earth: Farm Conservation Programs

A monthly reflection on God's continuing work in creation

Living Earth: Farm Conservation Programs

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Living Earth: Guest Reflections

A monthly reflection on God's continuing work in creation

Living Earth: Guest Reflections

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Living Earth: How to Lead Climate Change

A monthly reflection on God's continuing work in creation

Living Earth: How to Lead Climate Change

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Living Earth: If Not Now Then When

A monthly reflection on God's continuing work in creation

Living Earth: If Not Now Then When

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Living Earth: A Lifestyle Exposed

A monthly reflection on God's continuing work in creation

Living Earth: A Lifestyle Exposed

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Living Earth: Living Out Our Call

A monthly reflection on God's continuing work in creation

Living Earth: Living Out Our Call

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Living Earth: Mercury and the Water

A monthly reflection on God's continuing work in creation

Living Earth: Mercury and the Water

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Living Earth: Recaps and Updates

A monthly reflection on God's continuing work in creation

Living Earth: Recaps and Updates

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Living Earth: Some Things to be Thankful For

A monthly reflection on God's continuing work in creation

Living Earth: Some Things to be Thankful For

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Living Earth: Too Much Stuff

A monthly reflection on God's continuing work in creation

Living Earth: Too Much Stuff

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Living Earth: Waiting for the Storm

A monthly reflection on God's continuing work in creation

Living Earth: Waiting for the Storm

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How other faith traditions and organizations are responding to environmental challenges.

Creation Care Organizations

Resources to help congregations and leaders develop an environmental ministry

Creation Care Organizations

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