From September 1 to October 4, the Christian family celebrates the good gift of creation. This global celebration began in 1989 with the Ecumenical Patriarchate’s recognition of the day of prayer for creation and is now embraced by the wide ecumenical community.
This year, the global reach of the novel coronavirus revealed our shared human nature and the inter-connectivity of our economies, political structures, health care systems, food production chains, energy and transportation systems in devastating ways. The pandemic also demonstrated that the entire web is rooted in the earth and limited by the earth’s capacity to sustain our economic and ecological demands. The unjust effects of climate change are a consequence of our inability to find a sustainable balance of this web.
During the Season of Creation, we unite as one family in Christ, celebrating the bonds we share with each other and with “every living creature on Earth.” (Genesis 9:10) The Christian family celebrates the season by spending time in prayer, considering ways to inhabit our common home more sustainably, and lifting our voices in the public sphere.
On 8 June, speakers from the organisations promoting Season of Creation 2020 will be together in a webinar to reflect on the theme of this year’s edition.
What: “Jubilee for the Earth: New Rhythms, New Hope” – a webinar for the 2020 Season of Creation
When: 8 June 2020, 16:00 – 17:30 (CET)
Where: Zoom (registration link: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_lp2I_plNTpOA9Qf5IJ2gwg)
Ruth Valerio (Tearfund)
Rei Crizaldo (Micah)
Martin Kopp (GreenFaith)
Fr. Joshtrom Kureethadam (Ecology and Creation Sector of the Vatican Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development)
Ruth Padilla deBorst (Latin America Theological Fellowship)
Rev. Dr Chad Rimmer (The Lutheran World Federation)
Rev. Dr Dave Bookless (A Rocha)