Care for creation is a profoundly spiritual matter

Christian concern for the environment is shaped by the Word of God spoken in creation, the Love of God hanging on a cross, the Breath of God daily renewing the face of the earth.

The ELCA Social Statement on Caring for Creation

Vision, Hope and Justice offers a vision of God’s intention for creation and for humanity as creation’s caregivers; acknowledges humanity’s separation from God and from the rest of creation as the central cause of the environmental crisis; recognizes the severity of the crisis; and expresses hope and heeds the call to justice and commitment. As we join the political, economic, and scientific discussion, we know care for the earth to be a profoundly spiritual matter. The Social Statement, summons us to a faithful return to the biblical vision. (

We recognize that as individuals and congregations, our witness to God’s goodness in creation and our acceptance of caregiving responsibility have often been weak and uncertain. In response to the call to care for creation the Nebraska Synod Care for Creation Coalition has curated resources and conversation partners to support individuals and congregations as they seek to care for creation through advocacy, worship, personal discipleship, education and facilities on both the local and global level.

Resources & Recommendations

Spirituality in the 21st Century

Spirituality & Stories of the Land - A Zoom Workshop with Jim Enote and Sara Thomsen on April 29-30, 2022

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Spring & Care for Creation

Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton share some examples of how lutherans are caring for creation.

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Moving Forward: A Guide to Climate Action for Your Community

A resource filled with checklists, roadmaps, and worksheets to help get the conversation started in your community!

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Community Gardens How-To Guide

ELCA World Hunger created this resource with detailed action steps to start your own community garden.

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Why Lutherans Care for Creation

Learn more about our theological and faith based call to care for creation.

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Recommended Reading

Some books to get you started in learning about the environment, creation care, and environmental justice.

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Deacon Sunni Richardson

Director for Leadership Development