Helping parishes respond to climate change and the environment
Are you interested in how your parish can help the environment? The Church of Ireland’s Church and Society Commission is holding a climate change and environment seminar at Church of Ireland House, Donegall Street, Belfast.
Stephen Trew, one of the speakers at the event said: “The Church has a key role in tackling climate change. We can speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves and develop sustainable lifestyles and mission. This seminar will explain how your church can do more.” When: Wednesday 14 November at 10.00 am, concluding with a light lunch at 1.00 pm SpeakersStephen Trew (environmental campaigner) – A Biblical Perspective on the EnvironmentDavid Thomas (Christian Aid Belfast) – Impact of Climate Change on the Developing WorldDavid Ritchie (Chief Officer, Representative Church Body) – Practical Action in Parish LifeAttendance is free but booking is essential. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Yesterday was the seminar on 'Helping parishes respond to climate change' organised by the Church of Ireland. It was very good to see this happen in Belfast and the was a lot of interest from attendees on how churches can do more on climate.
I was one of the speakers and it was great to have a full room in the Council Chamber in Church House in Belfast, beside the beautiful cathedral.
I have reproduced the slides and the text of the talk below.
A Biblical Perspective on the Environment
[Slide 1] I have been asked to set the scene and provide a Biblical Perspective on the environment. But to be honest, I do not know why I was asked, for I am not a theologian nor I am not a clergy person.
But I think the reason might be this - several years I was impacted by what the Bible has to say on about creation, how we treat it, and how the church has responded to the crisis unfolding before us.
And we are facing a crisis. Be it climate change, pollution, or loss of biodiversity. As the …
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