New Website! Plus EcoFaith Events
“We are saved by faith alone, but the faith that saves is never alone.” ― Martin Luther
In this Update:
Creation Care Training Sessions
Lutheran World Federation: Voices of Hope and Faith
Check out our new website!
We are excited to announce that we have launched a new website! Check it out here at lutheranadvocacymn.org. Most of the content is the same, but the format of the website is much more clear and accessible. Many thanks to Rachel, our hunger advocacy fellow, who spent over a month creating this site! We are excited for the ways in which this will enhance our ministry and communication in a digital age.
We welcome your feedback, and we are happy to respond to any questions or comments you have about the website at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you know anyone who is interested in receiving updates from Lutheran Advocacy-Minnesota, please encourage them to use the form embedded in the website to sign up.
Creation Care Training Sessions
The NE MN EcoFaith Network is hosting five creation care training sessions via Zoom in the month of March. Each week, presenters from active creation care ministries will share their experiences to help plant and grow the seeds of creation care in your context.
Come to one session or all five to hear from members of the NE EcoFaith Network about different topics related to creation care in our congregations. There will also be small group and large group opportunities to share stories and ask questions. Register here on Eventbrite!Sessions will be held on Thursday nights from 7-8 pm. The topics for each week are: March 3rd: Getting Started: The Big Picture March 10th: Worship March 17th: Education and Congregational Life March 24th: Buildings and Grounds March 31st: Community Action
2022 EcoFaith Summit
The NE MN Ecofaith Network and St. Paul Area Synod Care of Creation Work Group will present the 2022 EcoFaith Summit on Saturday, March 26, Holy Ground, Holy Table: Regenerative Practices for the Wholeness of the Earth! Register and find more information here!
This Summit will take place via Zoom from 9:00a.m. - 12:30p.m. The keynote speakers are George and Annaliese Walker, Minnesota farmers and leaders in the international regenerative agriculture movement. In addition to the Walkers, a remarkable and diverse group of seven storytellers will share their direct experience in a full range of regenerative food practices.
Throughout the morning, there will also be small group 'table talk' breakout sessions and original music videos featuring Susan Palo Cherwien's and Robert Buckley Farlee’s hymn, In Sacred Manner, with the paintings of Robyn Sands Anderson and Charlotte Schuld.
Partners for the 2022 EcoFaith Summit include: Luther Seminary, Lutheran Advocacy-Minnesota, Lutherans Restoring Creation, Minneapolis Synod EcoFaith Network, Minnesota Interfaith Power and Light, The Land Stewardship Project, and Together Here Ministries.
Voices of Hope and Faith - Sharing Visions of Living in Harmony with Nature
The Lutheran World Federation together with ACT Alliance, The World Council of Churches, and the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America are organizing a panel discussion to highlight the work of faith communities and especially indigenous, women, and young faith leaders in mobilizing collective global action to protect nature and biodiversity and deliver critical reflections on enhanced biodiversity governance for climate resilience and posterity. Panelists will include Rev. Anne Burghardt, LWF General Secretary, Rev. Joel Dopico, President of the Cuban Council of Churches, and youth and indigenous voices from the Asia-Pacific, Africa, North America, South America, Middle East and North Africa (MENA) regions.
The event will take place on Feb. 28 at 9:15 am CST. Register here! The event will be in English with simultaneous translation to Spanish and French.
There will be more updates to come as the MN legislative session continues! Thank you for your continued advocacy for God's people and creation.
Tammy and Rachel