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Archive for April, 2013

Five Paradoxes of Mormon Environmental Advocacy

Saturday, 20 April, 2013

This is a brief summary of the speech I gave at the recent Stegner symposium, with a little more elaboration on the final point that I ended up having to rush through. You can see a video of the lecture here.

A General Authority Teaches Stewardship

Thursday, 18 April, 2013

History was made on Friday. Elder Marcus Nash, a member of the First Quorum of the Seventy of the Church of Jesus Christ, spoke as a formal representative of the church at the recent Stegner Symposium on “Religion, Faith, and the Environment” and presented an official view of Mormon stewardship of the earth. The symposium…

Thoughts from an important voice on religion and environment, guest post by Nathan Waite

Monday, 15 April, 2013

The Wallace Stegner Center Lecture was given last Thursday by Mary Evelyn Tucker. Dr. Tucker is a foundational figure in religion and ecology—read more about her here: http://environment.yale.edu/profile/tucker/. Her talk was entitled “The Emerging Alliance of Religion and Ecology.” Her interest in the relationship between religion and ecological thinking began with a trip 40 years ago…

An Evangelical Gets (Environmental) Religion

Friday, 12 April, 2013

  Tri Robinson spoke today at the Stegner Symposium on “Religion, Faith, and the Environment” at the University of Utah. Robinson is a pastor from Boise who described his journey from a young boy who found God in the outdoors to a career as a pastor. He described the journey of evangelicalism in the United…

April Earth Stewardship Theme: Spring Plantings

Thursday, 4 April, 2013

We all enjoyed Ron’s post last month about his suggestion for our April theme. For that reason, we have decided to go with Ron’s suggestion to make our theme Spring Plantings. I’d recommend reading the original post. It was a really great exploration of this theme. So this month, take some time to plant some…

LDS Belief as Ecologically Friendly

Wednesday, 3 April, 2013

This is a follow-up post to my post of  March 20th. LDSES is founded on the conviction that LDS doctrine provides particular incentive for members of the church to be concerned about the environment, but perhaps if we juxtapose stewardship doctrines with the perspectives within LDS culture that are decidedly anti-environmental that I described in…