“God isn’t making any more
wilderness. It’s up to us to protect what remains.”
Reverend Erin Gilmore, Holladay United Church of Christ.
“I am here today to ask Utah representatives to
listen to the call for action coming from the people represented here today: a
diverse group from many faith traditions who found a common ground in
wilderness.” Dede Carpenter, Community of Grace Presbyterian Church.
“Our beliefs may differ, but our
values harmonize on this essential point: Wilderness teaches humility, wonder,
respect and gratitude for the creator.” George Handley, Church of
Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
“The Faith and the Land
conversations have found neglected and elusive common ground. We have
tapped into shared mainstream values in Utah:
citizens from all walks of life and faith traditions passionately and sincerely
want their grandchildren to have the same liberty to visit and explore
untrammeled wilderness and leave it as they find for their
grandchildren.” Steve Trimble, member of Utah’s Jewish Reconstructionist
congregation Chavurah B’Yachad.
Representative Mike Noel views the
Wilderness Stewardship poster exhibit.
Members of diverse faith communities speaking with Mike