A day exploring the intersection between environmental activism and the Church. Frequently ignored, sometimes ridiculed yet passionate about a powerful and important message, environmental activists and Christians have much in common. By way of a green interpretation of scripture and case studies from the past and present, this study day will consider some theological responses to the climate crisis and ask what Christians and activists can learn from each other.
Led by: The Revd Ruth Newton.
Ruth is the parish priest of St John’s Sharow, (an award winning Eco-Church) and a member of the General Synod. She has been ordained for 17 years and has ministered in multi-parish benefices, as a Cathedral Canon and a Lay Training Officer. She is author of the blog greeningthelectionary.net, which provides weekly lectionary based reflections on the climate crisis and she is currently undertaking a practice based doctorate on Church and ecology.
Starts 10 am (coffee on arrival from 9.30am)
Ends 3.30 pm