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Is religion costing us the earth?
Sat 3 June 2017, 10:30 – 16:15 BST
Join us for a lively day of discussion, seminars, reflection and creative worship on the question "Is religion costing us the earth?" We will be joined by a number of theologians, activists and practitioners to consider how we approach the issue of the environment and creation care particularly from an Anabaptist perspective.
Including contributions from:
Joshua Searle - Tutor in Theology and Public Thought at Spurgeon’s College, London. Growing up in the foothills of the Cheviot Hills of North Northumberland, Joshua is a Northumbrian by birth and temperament. He is also a companion of the Northumbria Community, which draws inspiration from the Celtic Christian tradition with its emphasis on caring for creation and its rule of availability and vulnerability. Joshua is the author of books and articles on millennial studies and public theology and he has taught at universities and seminaries in the Czech Republic, Germany, Ireland, and Ukraine.
Ruth Valerio - Environmentalist and theologian, social activist and author. She is Global Advocacy and Influencing Director for Tearfund.
Cherryl Hunt - Theologian and former molecular biologist with wide interests including how the church reads the Bible and bio-ethical issues.
Chris Walton - Green Christian Chaplain and Steering Group Member
Bring and share lunch - please bring something to add to our lunch table, where we to plan to share a Peacemeal together.
Young eco-warriors welcome! There will be a room set aside for children and babies under 5 years old as a creche/ play area so please feel free to bring along your little ones. It will be the responsibility of parents to supervise their children.
We are finalising the details for the afternoon sessions, which will range from informal conversations led by participants, to working in a community garden or creating a piece of art, to seminars. More details to follow shortly.