Exploring the gospel principles of earth stewardship

Earth Stewards, where are you?

April 22nd, 2014 by PeterA

View LDS Earth Stewardship members in a full screen map In the few years since its founding, LDS Earth Stewardship has grown to include members across the United States, in nine countries, and on five continents. That’s a fine start, but only scratching the surface of what we could be. Our Facebook community has grown…

A Solution is Just Outside Your Backdoor

March 13th, 2014 by Dave Wallace

In February 2014, Church leadership asked members in California to fast for much-needed moisture.  Many members prayed for a change in weather patterns that would bring the moisture. Within days after the fast, most of California was doused with rain and snow.  The fast also presented an opportunity for us to consider that the west…

LDS ES, Politics, and You

March 4th, 2014 by ReaderRachel

LDS ES is a politically neutral group, but we do encourage our members to be politically active.

An Opportunity to Restore, A Guest Post by Dave Wallace

February 23rd, 2014 by GeorgeH

Environmentalist Baba Dioum said: “In the end, we will conserve only what we love, we will love only what we understand, and we will understand only what we are taught.” A recent retreat by members of LDS Earth Stewardship determined that the organization should focus on values, rather than politics. The organization should act as…

Annual Board Retreat Report

February 18th, 2014 by GeorgeH

The 2014 LDS Earth Stewardship retreat convened in Provo on February 1, when almost twenty supporters gathered in person and through the internet to choose new officers, take stock of 2013, and refine our vision for the coming five years.

Stewardship in Action: Jane Birch

February 17th, 2014 by Karl

Jane Birch Author and Associate Director of Faculty Development, BYU Faculty Center Tell us a bit about your professional background. I am Associate Director of Faculty Development at the Brigham Young University Faculty Center. We provide training and support to faculty and administrators. Tell us about your work in relation to stewardship for the earth….

Discovering the Word of Wisdom: A Review

February 2nd, 2014 by Laura

In Discovering the Word of Wisdom: Surprising insights from a whole food, plant-based perspective, author and LDS Earth Stewardship member Jane Birch explores the connection between the familiar text of Doctrine & Covenants section 89 and the type of plant-rich, unprocessed diet advocated by leading experts in nutrition and medicine.  Birch recognizes and embraces the…

Be a Doer of the Word and Not a Hearer Only

January 27th, 2014 by GeorgeH

Scriptures don’t always succeed in reaching the hearts of believers. Doctrines and beliefs are, as James once said, like a mirror into which we look and see an image of ourselves. Unless we are willing to go and do as they scriptures direct, then, to paraphrase James, we will go forth not really knowing or…

A Culture of Stewardship

January 24th, 2014 by PeterA

Earth stewardship has an unfortunate place in our society. On the one hand, it’s a value that most people claim to embrace. One survey of active LDS respondents found that 90 percent of self-identified conservatives and 98 percent of self-identified liberals agreed with the statement that “Stewardship for the earth is a gospel principle.” The…

The Importance of Feedback

January 10th, 2014 by ReaderRachel

When something is not working, you have two choices: abandon the endeavor or redouble your efforts, perhaps with a new approach. Sometimes the first option is chosen unconsciously; after a time you realize that you’ve let some things drop. I’ve done this, with this blog even. You may have noticed the theme and calendar sidebar…