July 2015 Archive for Media Room

RSS By: Metropolitan New York Synod

A listing of when and where Metropolitan New York congregations and members appear in the media. For more information or to share an article with us, contact Rebekah Thornhill.

Lutherans Divesting

Jul 23, 2015


For years, the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America has had a social statement on environmental stewardship, "Care for Creation," calling churches to care for God’s creation and hold environmentally exploitive companies accountable. I bought into the ELCA’s social purpose investment funds, thinking there would be no companies included that had caused environmental devastation. Unfortunately, the ELCA hasn’t always put its money where its mouth is.


I’m thankful for "Divest!" (June 2015). And I’m pleased to report that at the recent assembly of the Metropolitan New York Synod of the ELCA, delegates approved resolutions calling for divestment from fossil fuel corporations and calling on the global Lutheran church to incorporate—in observance of the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation—a focus on Eco-Reformation.


See the letter from Rev. Edward Schrieber in Sojourners


Together Instead of Alone: Connection, Coworking and the Congregation

Jul 01, 2015

I have this vision of a life that is woven together: of a radically interconnected pattern of living, marked by eating and working together, and intertwined with daily patterns of prayer and silence. I imagine overlapping spheres of activity taking place in our space -- the marks of our Christian life, like prayer and worship, overlapping with the life and work of our coworking community.


Read Rev. Emily MD Scott's full article on The Huffington Post here.