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Environmental Justice

We believe in God’s intention for the healing and wholeness of creation. We believe that we are called to be stewards of and advocated for all of God’s creation.

“Given the power of sin and evil in this world, as well as the complexity of environmental problems, we know we can find no “quick fix”—whether technological, economic, or spiritual. A sustainable environment requires a sustained effort from everyone.The prospect of doing too little too late leads many people to despair. But as people of faith, captives of hope, and vehicles of God’s promise, we face the crisis”
Caring for Creation: Vision, Hope, and Justice, 1993

Job 12:7-10

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 But now ask the animals and they will teach you, or the birds of the sky and they will tell you, or speak to the earth and it will teach you, or the fish of the sea and they will inform you. Which of these does not know that the hand of Adonai has done this? In God’s hand is the life of every creature, and the breath of all the human race. 

CREATION CARE SUNDAY RESOURCES

The NC Synod’s Environmental Justice Task Force has created an environmentally-focused liturgy for your congregation to use on April 18 (the Sunday before Earth Day) or another day of your choosing. Sunday school curriculum for students of all ages is available as well.

Please let the task force know if you use these resources by completing this form.

Task Force Members

Co-Leader Pr. Lauren Carlson
Co-Leader Pr. Austin Probst
Team Member Lauren Staehr Anderson
Team Member Kyle Hassler
Team Member Ashley Cochran
Team Member Pr. Donna Kraus 
Team Member Pr. Athena Thomasson-Bless

 

Additional Resources

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Creation Care Ambassador

Link to ELCA doc

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Lutherans Restoring Creation

Link to web page

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NC Interfaith Power & Light

Link to web page

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Green Faith

Link to web page

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