WHEREAS, We believe that God is Creator of a good world and has placed us here as responsible stewards to keep the earth that it might give sustenance to all living things; and
WHEREAS, We believe that the abuse of the good earth through reckless greed is a sin against our Creator and our brothers and sisters, both present and future; and
WHEREAS, We rejoice in the signs of hope which are emerging in several areas.
THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, That we, the messengers of the Southern Baptist Convention meeting in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, June 14-16, 1983, commit our lives to a deeper regard for the earth and to a more sparing use of its limited resources; and
BE IT FINALLY RESOLVED, That we call upon the leaders of industry and commerce to impose upon themselves rigorous and verifiable standards of protection and preservation of land, air, and water.