Social messages of the ELCA are topical documents adopted by the ELCA Church Council to focus attention and action on timely, pressing matters of social concern to the church and society. They are used to address pressing contemporary concerns in light of the prophetic and compassionate traditions of Scripture. Acting upon a request from several sources, in November 2021 the ELCA Church Council authorized the development of an ELCA social message on climate care. A draft of that statement has now been prepared and the ELCA, along with OSLC’s Creation Care Team, is inviting your feedback by December 2, 2022. You can find a draft of the social message and a survey to provide feedback here.