Editor’s Introduction: Environment

Twenty years ago, the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America adopted a social statement entitled Caring for Creation: Vision, Hope and Justice. As a growing and strong consensus emerges in our world that climate change is endangering the planet, this issue of JLE focuses on the environment. The social statement is reintroduced and various articles explore the legacy of Lutheran involvement in and perspectives on caring for creation, civil disobedience, consumption and repentance.