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Article of the Week

March 12, 2018
Article of the Week
Theology and Ecology: Religious Belief and Environmental Stewardship
Gary C. Bryner

This daily feature is the introduction to a full article by Gary C. Bryner that was published in issue 49:3. To read the full text of this article, follow the link below.

This article explores the potential role religious belief might play in U.S. environmental policy making. Careful environmental stewardship holds a prominent place in Mormon theology as it does among other faiths. It is helpful to know how religious groups are engaged in environmental policy making, the strengths and limitations of these efforts, and the prospects for religious-based contributions to environmental protection policies. The experience of other believers illuminates some of the choices members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints face when engaging in public debates over environmental policy.