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.

   

Jim Davidson
St. Paul, Minnesota

Jim DavidsonDuring the first exploration by religious leaders to articulate the religious and spiritual values of forests in 1998, Jim chaired a study committee in Redwood National Park which consisted of participants from many different faith traditions. Over several days of study, reflection and discussions his committee began early and worked long into the night to reach consensus on a statement summarizing the theology of forest conservation. By relentlessly pressing his committee, by maintaining late nights and by successfully steering through all difficulties and challenges, Jim succeeded in leading his team to a clarion theological articulation of the religious values of forests.

Again, in late 1999, Jim set aside the duties of his busy import company and applied his mediation skills to the coordination and inspiration of religious leaders in drafting an ethic of forest products consumption which encourages a reduction in the use of forest products.

Jim serves as the CEO of Larand, International, a St. Paul, Minnesota import company. For his continuous service to the cause of forest protection, Jim was awarded a 2000 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

 

Return to Home Page

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