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World Conference Resolution 1224

This resolutions remind us that environmental protection and stewardship are central to Community of Christ.

Earth Stewardship Committee

Adopted 9 April 1992 

Whereas, The protection of the environment is a concern of critical importance for which the church should give significant attention; and 

Whereas, The 1990 World Conference in response to this concern adopted WCR 1211 (Stewardship of Ecology), which assigned “the study and development of recommendations related to the stewardship of preserving and enhancing the ecology of the planet” to the World Peace Committee, WCR 1212 (Towards More Environmentally Sound Practices) for the implementation of which the First Presidency created the Environmentally Sound Practices Committee to monitor the operations of the World Church headquarters and to “develop more holistic approaches to our support of life on this planet, specifically by providing resources to help increase our advocacy for and commitment to Third World poverty and justice issues as well as life-promoting actions locally,” and WCR 1213 (Our Common Future—A Sustainable Global Perspective), which mandated that the World Peace Committee prepare “a major statement to the 1992 World Conference concerning the role of the church, including Temple ministries, in response to the 1987 Brundtland Commission Report,” but which provided for no continuing study beyond such report; and 

Whereas, An Earth Stewardship Committee should be created to avoid duplication of effort and to further the work of the church toward the protection of the environment; and 

Whereas, The church should continue to be in the forefront of those who would mediate the needless destruction of the environment (Doctrine and Covenants 150:7); therefore, be it 

Resolved, That an Earth Stewardship Committee be established as a standing committee to consider issues of environment and development and to give guidance to the church; and be it further 

Resolved, That WCR 1211 be rescinded; and be it further 

Resolved, That the responsibilities delegated to committees pursuant to WCR 1212 be delegated to the Earth Stewardship Committee, and that the Environmentally Sound Practices Committee be dissolved. 

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