Exploring the gospel principles of earth stewardship

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An Opportunity to Restore, A Guest Post by Dave Wallace

Sunday, 23 February, 2014

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

Tuesday, 18 February, 2014

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

Monday, 17 February, 2014

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….

Be a Doer of the Word and Not a Hearer Only

Monday, 27 January, 2014

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…

The Importance of Feedback

Friday, 10 January, 2014

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…

Merry Christmas from LDS Earth Stewardship

Sunday, 22 December, 2013

2013 was a big year for LDS Earth Stewardship. Here are just a few of the highlights. The first highlight is not something we did, but something for which we are immensely grateful. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints launched a new Environmental Stewardship and Conservation web page. If you haven’t visited the web page…

The LDS Church and Stewardship

Monday, 16 December, 2013

We at LDS Earth Stewardship are so pleased to see the new statement about the importance of conservation and stewardship by the LDS Church and the many helpful links provided there. We recognize that there are differences of opinion about environmental policy among church members, but we have always believed that we should all be…

Thanksgiving

Monday, 25 November, 2013

This week is Thanksgiving, my husband’s favorite holiday. I’ve spent half of my Thanksgivings with him, so his love for this holy day has rubbed off on me. I have so much to be thankful for. I am surrounded by abundance, comfort and security. I have hope and convictions that give meaning to the narrative…

Results of the Recent LDSES Election

Wednesday, 20 November, 2013

As chair of the Nominations and Elections Committee, I’m pleased to announce that all nominees were officially approved by the general membership. Brigham Daniels, Heather Belnap Jensen, Laura Lawrence, and Michaelann Gardner will all join the Board. Peter Ashcroft, Philip Carlson, and Soren Simonsen will retain their seats on the Board. In accordance with the…

The Elections for LDSES Board of Directors Has Begun!

Saturday, 9 November, 2013

We have officially begun our elections for the Board of Directors. The election will run from Saturday, November 9 through Saturday, November 16 and will be conducted on Survey Monkey. If you are a registered member of our organization, you should have received an email earlier today inviting you to cast your vote. If you…