An illustrated companion to Chapter 2 of Beyond Stewardship: New Approaches to Creation Care. To view main webpage, click here:
"The cedars today are
experiencing a threat greater than the greed of ancient kings: climate change.
As temperatures rise, the cedars are declining and are expected to survive
only in the northernmost part of the country..."
"The Cedars of God, Lebanon 2002" by DIMSFIKAS at Greek Wikipedia [CC BY-SA 3.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)] https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:The_Cedars_of_God,_Lebanon_2002.jpeg
To learn more, click the following link to a New York Times article:
"Given today’s political climate, few rural church members would want to hear about climate change. So how best to raise a sensitive topic in a sermon? ...Much of the sermon’s language focused on caring for the land... Choosing to talk about stewardship with this particular group led to more engagement with the idea of creation care."
Yale Program on Climate Change Communication researched Americans’
beliefs regarding the politically contentious subject of climate change.
Researchers identified six distinct American audiences. ... Each group has different motivations,
different amounts of knowledge and commitment, and different political
awareness regarding environmental action. ... Clearly, such large disparities mean that messaging about
climate change and other environmental issues needs to be tailored
appropriately for each audience."
To read the complete report, click the following link:
"As head of the
EPA, Pruitt sought to roll back environmental legislation so that industries
would have more freedom in their operations. ...Pruitt took full advantage of
the ambiguities in the word stewardship as he moved the EPA in a different
Scott Pruitt's tweet uses the word stewardship in a distinctly unhelpful way. (Image courtesy of Kathi Groenendyk)