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The year 2023 was the hottest year on record. The climate crisis is no longer a future we are trying to avert. This crisis is upon us like a flood. We feel caught up in its cross currents that threaten to sweep us away and pull us under.  We are overwhelmed by myriad floods: literal floods and other disasters that threaten our existence, floods of information and misinformation, as well as debilitating floods of anxiety and hopelessness. 

At the same time, we are being carried forward on the Spirit-led cross currents toward new possibilities and new life.  As in the waters of baptism, this journey involves both death and resurrection. By acting together with an ever-expanding circle of companions, we discover signs of hope. 

As we build these relationships, we are building arcs that become the Ark necessary for survival. We build arcs of relationship connecting generations, crossing boundaries, and healing divisions.  We build arcs that lead us to Indigenous ways and wisdom. We repair the broken arc between us and the whole community of creation. We build arcs together from problems to solutions, from fossil fuels to sustainable energy, from extractive economy to regenerative economy.  As we build these arcs, we look to the rainbow – the arc of promise.

Throughout this journey, questions abound: How can we unite in the face of this flood?  How can we listen more closely to the cries of creation and to the promises of God? How do we respond in life-sustaining ways?  What other questions do we bring?

During the Summit, we will join together to address our many questions. We will listen and learn from our keynote speaker, Christian environmental ethicist and author Larry Rasmussen, and from inspiring young respondents. We will sing and worship.  And we will engage our bodies in arc-building actions and conversations, as together we conspire to embody God’s vision for our life together.

Please note:

  • All participants under the age of 30 can register for free.
  • Childcare is available, along with a special rate for families.
  • Scholarships are available to cover the cost of registration. Contact for the code for free registration.

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The EcoFaith Summit 2024 is Presented by:

  • The Northeastern Minnesota Synod EcoFaith Network
  • The Northwest Synod of Wisconsin
  • The Saint Paul Area Synod

Summit Partners:

The EcoFaith Summit is made possible by its presenting synods and partners. We are excited to welcome these new and returning Summit Partners, and are grateful for their participation and financial support! Meet them in Duluth on April 6th. You can learn more about their work in the Summit Booklet and below.

  • Augsburg University
  • A Community Called Grace - Lutheran Campus Ministry, Bemidji State
  • Luther Park Bible Camp - Chetek, Wisconsin
  • Luther Seminary
  • Lutheran Advocacy-Minnesota
  • Lutherans Restoring Creation
  • Minneapolis Area Synod EcoFaith
  • Minnesota Interfaith Power and Light
  • Northwestern Minnesota Synod Creation Care Team
  • St. Olaf College
  • Southeastern Minnesota Synod
  • Southwestern Minnesota Synod
  • The Ministry Lab
  • Together Here Ministries
  • University of Minnesota-Duluth Lutheran Campus Ministry
  • United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities
  • University of Minnesota Lutheran Campus Ministry
  • Voyageurs Lutheran Ministry