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The LDS Action Team (aka "The Carbon Relief Society") is comprised of members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and others who have an interest in the Church and/or have a member of Congress who is LDS. The Team seeks to raise awareness of climate change among members of the LDS Church and also raise awareness among LDS Church leaders of the desire of members to learn about climate change and earth stewardship from them. The Action Team holds monthly Zoom meetings with members to share its membership's ideas and actions and learn from experts in the field. These meetings are enjoyable and provide a safe and friendly place to network and meet others in a common cause of stewardship. All are welcome.
Perhaps one of the best available ways to learn about the current stance of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints regarding climate change is to review the documents posted in the section below.
A. IMPORTANT PARTNERS:The LDS Action Team of CCL also helps advocate for the Latter Day Saint Creation Care Coalition (C3). The organizations that participate in this endeavor are:
B. GENERAL STATEMENTS OF BELIEFS AND DOCTRINES (Downloadable):
Statement of Beliefs and Doctrines of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Regarding Stewardship of the Earth and Climate.
Statement of Beliefs and Doctrines, based on Science of the LDS Action Team of the Citizens Climate Lobby Regarding Stewardship of the Earth and Climate.
C. VALUABLE LINKS TO TALKS, VIDEOS, & INITIATIVES:
Sustainable Saints Video (Compilation): A Faith-Based Approach to Caring for the Earth. Video
Individual Sustainable Saints Videos. Video Collection
BYU Y-Talk Initiative: A student-led campaign to have one million conversations about stewardship. World Map of conversation progress.
Talks by General Authorities and other Church Leaders:
April 2000 General Conference Talk: Russell M. Nelson "The Creation"
October 2022 General Conference Talk: Bishop Gerald Causee "Our Earthly Stewardship"
Utah Valley University Sustainability Conference 10/5/2022 with Bishop Todd Budge as a lead speaker on “Care for the Earth."
Bishop W. Christopher Waddell on 3/17/2023 at the 28th annual Wallace Stegner Center Symposium at the University of Utah:
A Perspective from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
October 2019 Sister Sharon Eubank — That We May Be One — 1st Counselor of the Relief Society , talk at the Fall Forum of LDS Earth Stewardship
Elder Marcus B. Nash's address on 4/12/2013 at the 18th Annual Stegner Center Symposium at the University of Utah
Elder Steven E. Snow's address on 10/10/2018, "The Moral Imperative of Environmental Stewardship."
BYU Forum and Creation Care Coalition Addresses:
October 2021 — Faith & Climate: Exploring Climate Issues from an LDS Perspective —
Dr. Jani Radebaugh, professor of geological sciences at BYU, and Dr. Kip Solomon
April 2022 — Katharine Hayhoe (at Dome Chapel in Salt Lake City)
October 2022 — Paul Cox
November 2022 — Katharine Hayhoe at BYU
CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS Media and Newsroom Statements:
Other Relevant Media:
Kelsey Dallas' article in Deseret News, April 2022, Finding Hope and Faith in the Climate Change Debate
Relevant Presentations By Elected Officials:
John Curtis 8/25/20 talk “Confessions of a Climate Conservative” at Sutherland Institute, video, and transcript (Transcript)
John Curtis Introduction of the Conservative Climate Caucus.
Republican Delegation Press Conference at October 2022 COP27 in Egypt.
Mitt Romney 12/8/2022 interview (start at minute 34).