Editor’s Introduction: Environmental Ethics

What is the Christian response to climate change? For this month’s authors, Christians are called to be good stewards of the planet given to us by God. Part of that calling is preventing the worsening of climate change by restoring ecosystems to healthy states. Gil Waldkoenig looks at four case studies of Lutheran ministries that have worked in their local environmental and social context to undo the harm caused by humans, while David Rhoads gives examples of what readers can do in their own local contexts. ​We are especially grateful for the extra measure of Heather Dean’s editorial collaboration in the production of this and the previous month’s issues of Journal of Lutheran Ethics.​