Book Study: Rooted & Rising: Voices of Courage in a Time of Climate Crisis

Beginning October 6, the Creation Care Team, a subcommittee of the Northern Illinois Synod Social Ministry Committee is excited to offer a seven-session book study via the Zoom platform on the book Rooted & Rising: Voices of Courage in a Time of Climate Crisis, edited by Leah D. Schade and Margaret Bullitt-Jonas.

“Rooted and Rising brings together a diverse range of voices to explore the spiritual perspectives that sustain climate activism. Featuring study questions and spiritual practices, this remarkable collection of chapters is for everyone concerned about the climate crisis.”

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The one-hour session will be led by members of the team, with a combination of large group discussion and small group breakout rooms moderated by team members.

Members of the team who are planning and will be facilitating the sessions are the Rev. Robert Franek, Ms. Becky Keller (chair), the Rev. Scott Ralston, the Rev. Jeff Schlesinger, the Rev. Carol Soderholm. Deacon Cheryl Erdmann will be the Zoom host.

To join the book study, please register below. There is no cost to participate, although participants will need to buy the book which is available from the usual book sellers. It is available as an e-book and either via hardcover or paperback.

If you have any questions, please contact Becky Keller at