Junior high students weigh in on stewardship of earth


As Catholics and as citizens of all ages, we are obligated to care for God’s creation. On April 22, the United States and other countries will celebrate Earth Day with many activities intended to educate people about environmental stewardship.

With that in mind, The Catholic Messenger invited seventh- and eighth-graders in the Diocese of Davenport to share their thoughts about environmental stewardship in an essay of 500 words or less. We asked them to answer this question: What can you do at your home, parish or school to help better protect God’s creation?

On this page and on our Web site (www.catholicmessenger.org) we share a sampling of the essays we received. Based on their responses, we think the youth of the diocese are developing a deep appreciation for God’s world and are striving to protect it.

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