Webinar: ‘Care for Creation’ : 23 Oct, ONLINE

October 23, 2021 | 11:00 am 4:00 pm
online

Saturday 23 October 2021, 11am – 4pm on Zoom
(with a break from 1 – 2 pm).

A day with UK and Global perspectives looking at the theological issues around care for the environment ahead of the COP26 summit in November 2021.

Organised by the Society for Ecumenical Studies.

Speakers 

  • Professor Mario Ignacio Aguilar – Chair of Religion and Politics at the School of Divinity, University of St Andrews.
  • James Buchanan – Operation Noah.
  • Dr Anderson Jeremiah – Lecturer in World Christianity, Department of Politics, Philosophy and Religion at Lancaster University.
  • Dr Elizabeth Joy – Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church.
  • Hannah Malcolm – editor Words for a Dying World: Stories of Grief and Courage from the Global Church (SCM 2020).
  • Carol Ng’gan’a – Community Development Practitioner, Kenya.
  • Maina Salasopa – Ekalesia Kelisiano, Tuvalu.

Registration Details

  • Cost: £10, SfES / Members: £5
  • Book your tickets via Eventbrite.

For more information, please contact the secretary at sfes.secretary@gmail.com.

Speaker Bios

Professor Mario Ignacio Aguilar is Chair of Religion and Politics at the School of Divinity, University of St Andrews. He is also a poet and an eremitic Camaldolese Benedictine Oblate, and has published widely in his interests in the theology of contemplation, the history of religion and issues of interfaith dialogue.

James Buchanan joined Operation Noah as the Bright Now Campaign Manager in March 2016. He leads work with divestment campaigners in various Churches, along with campaign strategy and research. James previously worked for the Church of England as Project Coordinator of the Pilgrimage2Paris ahead of the UN climate talks in 2015. He has also worked for Christian Aid and CAFOD.

Dr Anderson Jeremiah is an Anglican theologian and priest who was ordained in the Church of South India and now serves in the Church of England. He lectures on World Christianity, Christian Theology and Politics at Lancaster University and has published widely on the interface between Theology, Faith, and Politics.

Dr Elizabeth Joy, who is a member of the Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church in the UK, has served in a variety of leadership roles in the ecumenical world for the past 32 years. She is currently a director of Churches Together in England.

Hannah Malcolm writes and campaigns around the subject of climate justice and the Church. She is training for ministry in the Church of England and writing a PhD on a political theology of climate and ecological grief. She edited the new SCM Press collection Words for a Dying World: Stories of Grief and Courage from the Global Church (2020).

Carol Ng’ang’a is a community development practitioner from South Africa. She has spent the last 10 years walking alongside various communities towards interventions for their empowerment. Carol was part of the first 2018 Tearfund Young Theologians programme and is currently part of their 2020’s Inspired Individuals programme.

Maina Salasopa is a leader in the Ekalesia Kelisiano, Tuvalu. He has worked with the United Nations and has spoken at many international conferences about climate change and in particular, about its effects on the Pacific region.

Sponsors

This event is sponsored by:

  • Churches Together in England.
  • Churches Together in Britain and Ireland.
  • The United Reformed Church.
  • The Samuel Gurney Foundation.
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