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Resolution On The Environment

WHEREAS, Human beings have for a long while recognized their need for food, clothing, and shelter, and

WHEREAS, God has created man to be a creature also who needs clean air, pure water, and an environment which contributes to his general health, and

WHEREAS, Man has created a crisis by polluting the air, poisoning the streams, and ravaging the soil,

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, By the messengers of the Southern Baptist Convention meeting at Denver, June, 1970, that we call upon churches to help remedy this environmental mismanagement by practicing and proclaiming a positive awareness that “the earth is the Lord’s,” and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That we urge Christians everywhere to practice stewardship of environment and to work with government, industry, and others to correct the ravaging of the earth, and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That we request the Christian Life Commission to take the lead in working with other agencies of the Convention to encourage effective education and action to meet the environmental crisis.