SL10315: Toward a Mormon Theological Justification for Environmental Activism

The creation of the earth was not a static event but is very much a dynamic process. According to LDS doctrine at least through the 1960s, we are not only stewards of the earth but co-creators with God. Brigham Young taught that the roles God gives human beings are designed to test them, enabling them to show to themselves, to their fellow human beings, and to God just how they would act if entrusted with God’s power. We are here to work in conjunction with God on the continuing creation of a living earth.