Exploring the gospel principles of earth stewardship

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Steward of the Year Award 2014

Saturday, 15 November, 2014

LDS Earth Stewardship is an organization dedicated to educating both members and non-members of the LDS Church about doctrine concerning responsible stewardship of the earth. As such, the organization encourages individuals and communities to contribute to conservation efforts and commit to greener living. Once a year, the LDS Earth Stewardship Board of Directors requests nominations for…

Home Sweet Home

Thursday, 6 November, 2014

In the oft-repeated words of L. Frank Baum, “There is no place like home.” The concept of “home” is familiar to all members of the human family, wherever they decide to settle down. Not only do we seek a home as a form of shelter, privacy, and refuge from the elements, we also consider home…

Here Comes the Sun

Thursday, 18 September, 2014

When it comes to earth stewardship, there always seems to be a huge motivation gap between action and inaction. Simply believing in the benefit of protecting the earth will not be enough to tackle the growing dilemma that faces future generations; that much is clear. But the step from word to deed often becomes a…

Everybody Ought to Have a Body

Wednesday, 16 October, 2013

A distinctive Mormon doctrine related to creation and stewardship is the idea that embodiment is a necessary prerequisite for god-like exaltation.

Intermountain Bioneers Conference & LDS Earth Stewardship

Wednesday, 3 October, 2012

The 9th annual conference of the Intermountain Bioneers will be held in Logan, Utah.  An “Evening with the Bioneers” will be held at the LDS Tabernacle on Friday, October 19 where the 250-member American Festival Chorus will be directed by Craig Jessop (former director of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir).  There will also be presentations by the Bear…

Addressing Hunger through Consecration and Conservation

Saturday, 9 June, 2012

If you aren’t aware that over one billion people will go to bed hungry tonight, it’s time to become aware. With the world’s population recently passing seven billion people, many have wondered if the world can continue to support the burgeoning population of the world. Books such as The Population Bomb in the 1960s warned…

Losing a Testimony

Friday, 24 February, 2012

Driving home after dark this week, I pulled over to look at the planet Venus towering over a crescent moon. Jupiter shone brightly even higher in the sky. I set up my spotting scope and gazed at the moons of Jupiter. My mind expanded as my eyes soared through the heavens. As they did, the…

Remembering those on the Isles of the Sea

Wednesday, 4 January, 2012

I recently met Greg, a most unusual exile on Tiritiri Matangi, a small island off the coast of New Zealand. Greg is a Takahe. When the first Polynesians arrived in New Zealand, Takahes roamed all across both the North and South Islands. Unfortunately, the rats and dogs that they brought decimated the native birds, especially…

Renewing the Earth

Sunday, 20 November, 2011

When I was a kid, I fully believed that “the earth will be renewed and receive its paradisiacal glory” (Article of Faith 10).  I’m not sure what I thought that meant, but it sounded good.  It still sounds good, and if anything I hope for this more and more each day. As I travel the…

Earth stewardship: Personal virtue or basis for policy?

Monday, 22 August, 2011

This is a guest post by Peter. A United States Vice-President once notoriously dismissed conservation as “a sign of personal virtue,” but not a basis for a comprehensive energy policy.  I’ve thought about that dichotomy many times as I’ve listened to earth stewardship conversations.  I’ve noticed that people tend to approach the principle of stewardship…