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Christianity and the Ecological Crisis: Lament, Hope, Action

2012-10-05 3:00 pm
2012-10-07 5:00 pm
Pacific/Auckland
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Ecumenical Conference on Ecological Ethics and Care of Creation

St John’s in the City, Willis St, Wellington, Friday 5 October 3pm - Sunday 7 October 4pm.

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It is now impossible to ignore the present ecological crisis and the looming reality of global warming and climate change. It is those who have played the least part in contributing to this crisis who suffer the greatest consequences of this new reality. For Christians, it is cause for profound lament; it is also a call to hope, and to action.

Featuring experienced speakers and contributors from around the country and from across the churches, this conference will:

  • describe the current ecological crisis, its causes, and the challenges it presents;
  • reflect on God’s redemptive purposes for creation, and describe the basis and practice of Christian creation care
  • offer a series of specific, practical workshops showing the many ways in which our Christian hope can shape dynamic expressions of ecologically-responsible and sustainable lives;
  • be an opportunity to join in worship: to lament the degradation of creation, to give thanks, and to ask for God’s blessing on our endeavours.

Caritas staff will run two workshops, one about international poverty and environment and one concerning children.

Registrations & Accommodation

Registrations for the conference and for accommodation are now available on-line.  Registration charges are $30 waged and $15 unwaged.  Accommodation is available at Tapu Te Ranga marae in Island Bay for $18 per night – those planning to stay at the marae will need to arrive for a pōwhiri in the mid afternoon before the conference begins in Wellington city at 6.00pm.

To register go to the conference website.

To book accommodation at Tapu Te Ranga marae click here

 

This event is being organised by Caritas in association with A Rocha Aotearoa-New Zealand, and the Centre for Theology and Public Issues at the University of Otago

 

 

 

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