Acting upon requests from multiple sources, the November 2021 the ELCA Church Council authorized the development of an ELCA social message on climate care. (Social messages are ELCA teaching documents that address a focused social topic.)  A “Draft of a Social Message on Earth’s Climate Crisis” now is posted for public comment and feedback.  Read the social message draft here and then use this survey to share your input by Friday, December 2, 2022.  Your input helps inform revision of the draft that is sent then for review by the Conference of Bishops and the ELCA Church Council in March. Longer responses can be sent as email to: