Commonwealth Policy Center

It’s Earth Day today. Fifty years ago, environmentalists founded the first Earth Day. They brought the issue of pollution and ecological degradation to our attention. After all, Earth is our common home and we all want clean air and clean water. Critics of the environmentalism point out that its fierce secularism which devalues human beings is also destructive. If environmental care is important, then humans ought to be rightly respected since they’re part of creation as well. Environmentalism also fails to articulate an ultimate reason for stewarding the earth. A better more enduring approach involves a theistic worldview that the says the earth is the Lords and we’re made to be good stewards of it. The earth does matter. But a more compelling environmental ethic recognizes our Creator at the center of its creation.


Psalm 19:1 The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands.