Eco-Reformation—Preparing for 2017: The 500th Anniversary of the Reformation

We are approaching the observance of the five hundredth anniversary of the Sixteenth Century Reformation in 2017. As preparation for this event, Lutherans Restoring Creation urges us to consider embracing a New Reformation, an Eco-Reformation, as our means to rise to the greatest challenge of our time.

Many Lutherans are committed to fostering an ongoing reformation of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) that incorporates ecological justice into the full life, identity, and mission of the ELCA. There is now an informal group of theologians, teachers, pastors, and lay people working to promote this goal. This group is in process of working with many Lutheran leaders and organizations to make plans to seize the 2017 anniversary observance and the events leading up to it as opportunities to make headway in this effort.

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