TOWARD A THEOLOGY OF SOCIAL STEWARDSHIP: LDS PUBLIC ENTREPRENEURS IMPACTING THE THIRD WORLD This session is founded on radical, prophetic notions that Mormons can, should, and indeed are working to transform the world. In new systems for public entrepreneurship, modern pioneers are blazing trails in today’s Third World wilderness, suggesting paths others may take to act, to replicate, or otherwise move us toward a genuine Zion on earth. Differentiating between formal Church assignments and informal callings, many LDS advocates today are designing and developing strategies around the globe to empower “the least of these” among God’s children. New, ethical visions are becoming linked with practical interventions to make a difference: laboring for justice, building a sense of community, bringing peace to the restless, feeding desperate mothers and their children, all helping to achieve personal redemption by engaging in sacred work among the poorest of the poor. I will examine key elements of social stewardship by LDS individuals, families, ward organizations, neighborhoods, and newly-established humanitarian institutions.