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Phoebe Morad

Phoebe Morad has been drawn to the intersection of faith and environment since college, where she had an open-minded, agnostic poli-sci professor challenge her to explore how spirit-led movements could make impact on civic debates around eco-justice. She got to work with a citizen-science research organization (Earthwatch) and then got to help usher communities to build homes with their neighbors (South Shore Habitat for Humanity), until 2010 when she was introduced to Lutherans Restoring Creation (LRC). This grassroots movement in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA); led by clergy, lay people, campus ministers, outdoor camp staff and seminary professors offers a support system to connect, empower and equip one another. In 2017, this network became an official non-profit with a vision to promote the integration of creation care into the full life of the church. Now, as Director of LRC, Phoebe gets to lift up stories from across the ELCA and help leverage the assets of affiliate organizations. She also facilitates a global, virtual certificate course at Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary which encourages faith-based action as part of the Center for Climate Justice and Faith. When she's not on Zoom meetings; she's either walking her dog, petting a cat, carting her busy kids around, or watching a comedy with her husband. She lives just outside of Boston, where the Massachusett people originally and continually care for the land.