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Missionary Earthkeeping Conference 2013


In 2013, Au Sable held a conference for directors and faculty of Missions and Development programs around North America in conjunction with the Faith and International Development Conference at Calvin College. The conference sought to aid in integrating the environmental knowledge and skills of creation care into mission and development programs that train students for service in advancing the gospel and seeking peace, justice, and prosperity for all people. Missions and Development programs are interdisciplinary fields of study, but in reviewing curriculum at a number of colleges, most featured course work in Religion, Economics, or Sociology, with limited science courses. This conference advanced integrating Biology and Environmental Studies courses directly into these programs, making plain that humans are inextricably linked with creation and can only flourish as God intended if the waters, soils, forests, and all other ecosystems on which people rely, are well cared for.

Click on any link below to watch a conference presentation: