Does religion have a place when it comes to environmental stewardship?  Well according to Kevin Schmiesing of the Acton Institute,  Judeo-Christian teachings have much to say when it comes to understanding how mankind is to care for the natural world: “Much of the Christian understanding of creation and human beings’ role in it derives from the Genesis account, which teaches  that creation is given to human beings as stewards. The principle of stewardship and the related imperative that the goods of the earth are intended for the good of all require that human beings treat natural resources not merely as objects to be exploited for short-term pleasure, but as gifts that are to be used responsibly, with a view to their preservation for future generations.”

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  • Adam Houser

    Adam Houser coordinates student leaders as National Director of CFACT's collegians program and writes on issues of climate and energy.