ELCA Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton has issued a message on Earth Day, April 22. “Established in 1970, Earth Day launched the modern environmental movement, spurring development of landmark policies for a creation in crisis and defining a path toward a more sustainable planet,” the message read, in part.

“In this 50th anniversary year, under the theme ‘Climate Action,’ the [ELCA] is joining the Earth Day Network as a featured faith partner. This partnership expresses our deep love for God’s creation and a Lutheran understanding of our profound responsibility for it.”

The message continued: “Globally, we are dealing with two interconnected crises, the COVID-19 pandemic and ongoing climate change. Both demonstrate the profound consequences of our disrupted, broken relationship with the natural world.”

Read the full message.

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