Steward of God's Creation Award

The Steward of God?s Creation award is bestowed to those individuals who exhibit courage and commitment in the caring and keeping of the earth in a heroic, distinguished and effective manner. Awardees are determined by a vote of religious leaders and bestowed at a public event, normally the National Prayer Breakfast for Creation Care, which is sponsored annually by a coalition of religious organizations and affiliates.

   

Ann Alexander
Chicago, Illinois

Ann AlexanderIn 1998 as the RCFC was struggling to articulate a religious theology and ethic of forestry, Ann Alexander, a New York City attorney and national chair of the evangelical Christian Environmental Council, headed a committee in Redwood National park which sought to define those appropriate actions which religion might provide in defense of America’s forests. Ann and her committee surprised the gathering by proposing an end to commercial logging on public lands. While this conclusion seemed radical, her arguments in support of this perspective were persuasive and she brought the entire gathering of religious representatives into support of this concept. In subsequent years this position has spread widely and has become by far the dominant perspective among religious organizations on forest policy. In gratitude for her pioneering efforts in articulating the rationale for an end to commercial logging on all public lands, the RCFC awarded Ann with a 2002 Steward of the Forest award.

 

 

 

LIST OF RECIPIENTS

1999
Vincent Rossi
Chad Hanson

2000

Dr. Bob Marshall
Rev. Owen Owens
Julia "Butterfly" Hill
Jim Davidson
Dr. Robert Jonas

2001

Chief Michael Dombeck
Dr. Barak Gale

2002

Hume Davenport
Ann Alexander

2003

Rep. Cynthia McKinney

2004

Connie Hanson
Fr. Jacek Orzechowski

2005

Rev. Peter Moore-Kochlacs

 

 

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2006

Allen Johnson

2007

Rabbi Warren Stone
Thomas Herschelmen

2008

Carlos Agnesi
Fred Krueger

2009

Dr. Calvin DeWitt

2010

Dr. James Hansen

2011

Lisa Jackson

2012

Wendell Berry
Dr. Tom English
Dr. Lise Van Susteren

2013

Bill McKibben
Larry Gibson