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Lutherans Restoring Creation (LRC)

Lutherans Restoring Creation (LRC) is an exciting new initiative designed to encourage the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) to incorporate care for creation into its full life and mission at all levels. LRC is inviting ELCA members to become partners in these efforts at the congregational, synodical, seminary, and national church levels.

Our goal is to incorporate a caring for creation ethic more fully into ELCA worship, educational programs, responsibility for buildings and grounds, lifestyle of members at home and work, and our public ministry, such that “earthkeeping” and justice for the whole Earth community becomes integral to the identity and purpose of our church. We believe that God calls us to this work, in this kairos moment of both crisis and opportunity.

Lutherans Restoring Creation is proud to be the successor to the Lutheran Earthkeeping Network of the Synods or “LENS,” a small, dedicated network that existed from 1997 to 2009.  We are grateful for the many hearts, minds, and hands that have laid such a good and faithful foundation for our current efforts through LENS and other groups in or affiliated with the ELCA.  

Lutherans Restoring Creation is supported by a grant from InFaith Community Foundation (formerly Lutheran Community Foundation), a faith-based community foundation working nationally to help people give where they find their strongest connections. To learn more about the Foundation, please visit http://www.infaithfound.org.