CLERGY LEARNING DAY
Monday 14th November 2016, 10am - 2.30pm
Crypt of St Paul's Cathedral
This event is open only to clergy and their invited guests.
Cathedrals and churches on four continents have come together to raise awareness and activism about water by launching the JustWater website (justwater2017.org). This website is part of a new project focussed on celebrating, protecting and ensuring equal access to the gift of water for all, with an international programme organised by St George's Cathedral(Cape Town); St Paul's Cathedral (London); St Paul's Cathedral (Melbourne); and Trinity Church Wall Street (New York).
Major events are scheduled to coincide with the season of Lent and around UN World Water Day on 22 March 2017 to support social justice efforts on water issues. The programme aims to bring people together and encourage action on local needs and concerns, whether these are flooding, drought, rising tides or access to fresh water and sanitation.
Our forthcoming clergy learning day will build upon this work to bring together clergy and campaigners for an interactive day that will explore how churches can become part of the JustWater programme and add their places, voices and actions to the collective efforts occurring around the world. We will be talking about the theology of water, how we can make a bigger impact together, potential programming and engagement with water-related charities.
Speakers include the Very Revd Dr David Ison, Dean of St Paul's Cathedral; the Revd Canon Dr Edmund Newell, Principal of Cumberland Lodge;and David Shreeve, Environmental Advisor to the Archbishop's Council. You will also hear from representatives of organisations and charities that work closely with water-related issues, as well as an interactive session where you can brainstorm how your church might be able to get involved in JustWater throughout the season of Lent in 2017.
The day is provided free of charge and will include a sandwich lunch and refreshments. Further information and a full agenda will be sent to those who register.