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Creation Care: How can Christians Respond to the Environmental Crisis?
- Course Dates: Mon 24 May, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
The environmental crisis is now much in the news, but what is the Christian response? What are the big issues for our relationship with the environment?
This online day will begin with an overview of our environmental problems seen through the lens of Planetary Boundaries, before focusing on an update on climate change. We will then look at what the Bible has to say about the environment. How does the environmental crisis impact on Christian faith and mission? In the afternoon we will consider two further environmental issues: biodiversity loss, and the Covid-19 pandemic.
Finally, we will explore how we can respond to the crisis in a practical and fully missional way.
Timetable for the day
10.00 Welcome and opening prayer (Jill Hopkinson)
10.10 What are the issues? Planetary Boundaries and Climate Change (Martin Hodson)
11.30-12.30 Our Christian response: how can we understand this biblically and how does this fit with mission? (Margot Hodson)
1.30-2.30 Two further big environmental issues: biodiversity loss and the COVID-19 pandemic (Martin Hodson)
2.45-3.30 How can we make a practical response? (Margot Hodson)
3.30-3.45 Plenary 3.45-4.00
Closing reflection (Margot Hodson)
This course is open to all and available free to those eligible for the Salisbury Diocese CMD programme.