Category: creation care

Draft Social Message on Climate Crisis Ready for Comments

A “Draft of a Social Message on Earth’s Climate Crisis” now is posted for public comment and feedback.  You can read the social message draft here and then use this...

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LAMPa Policy Council Gathers to Learn, Grow Community

The Laurel Highlands served as a beautiful backdrop for LAMPa’s Policy Council retreat at Camp Sequanota in September.  The council, which began a new term Sept. 1, heard updates on...

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Housing, Education and Creation Care Get Boost in State Budget

The 2022-23 Pennsylvania budget includes significant gains for education, housing and creation care, but only  a modest increase for anti-hunger programs. A $1.8 billion increase in education funding makes strides...

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LAMPa, Partners, Advocate for Creation Care

LAMPa and partner organizations visited legislative leaders this week to advocate for a slate of budgetary proposals regarding creation care and environmental justice. Advocates urged the use of American Rescue...

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Climate Panel Report “Dire Warning” with Narrow Window for Action

Climate change is causing widespread and dangerous threats to nature and billions of people around the planet, but especially those least able to cope, according to a report released this...

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Rogation Stories: Church & Community Gardens

In late April this year LAMPa joined with United Lutheran Seminary in the celebration of rogation. ULS’s spring convocation around the theme “The Theology of Gathering” helped Lutherans across Pennsylvania think about the ways in...

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LAMPa Welcomes Dennis Groce to Policy Council

Dennis Groce was confirmed as a member of the LAMPa Policy Council by vote of the Northwest PA Synod Assembly in June, 2021. Dennis and his wife Marcia have been...

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Rogation Stories: Stewardship & the Disenfranchised

In late April this year LAMPa joined with United Lutheran Seminary in the celebration of rogation. ULS’s spring convocation around the theme “The Theology of Gathering” helped Lutherans across Pennsylvania think about the...

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Climate Impact Report Highlights Pennsylvania’s Challenges

By mid-century, the commonwealth will experience a 5.9 degree rise in temperature, according to the latest Pennsylvania Climate Impacts Assessment. This increase will impact areas already prone to extreme weather...

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Pennsylvania Seminary and Synods Mark Rogation

“Lord, let me heart be good soil.” – ELW, Hymn 512  Across Pennsylvania synods and seminary campuses have been marking the season of rogation. “Rogation days” are a historic way of...

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