On the cover: Delegates at the Western District 2012 Synod used technology to review and share documents to reduce paper use. Photo by Mike Riess
Every year for almost three centuries, printed Moravian Daily Texts books have been a staple of Moravians’ daily prayers. For 2013, the North American Daily Texts will be entering a whole new realm when they are made available for the first time as a digital book for the Kindle.
“We are hard at work on the printed editions, which we will continue to offer,” says Mike Riess, executive director of the Interprovincial Board of Communication, the agency charged with producing the North American versions of the Daily Texts. “We do know, however, that many people have grown accustomed to the convenience of carrying an e-reader like the Kindle. We are working to make it possible to expand the printed version into the digital realm.
“The Earth is the Lord’s, and everything in it!” — Psalm 24:1
Following those words — and looking for ways to put them into action — brought more than 40 Moravians together for the third annual Environmental Stewardship Conference in March.
Held amongst the natural surroundings of Laurel Ridge Camp and Conference Center in North Carolina, the Stewardship Conference invited Southern Province Moravians to discover, learn and share best practices of caring for the environment. The Conference featured speakers, group discussions and resource-sharing, all aimed to put environmental concerns at the forefront and raise awareness of the importance of caring for nature, especially within the context of the church.