Lancaster University to host Christian Ecology conference

 Christians from many denominations in the North West and from across Britain will come together next Saturday 3rd November at Lancaster University Chaplaincy Centre to take part in a conference on Environmental Justice: Keeping the Ark Afloat: All Hands on Deck. There will be a range of debates and workshops aimed at generating action to care for the Earth. The theme is that of environmental justice and the day is being organised jointly by Lancaster Faith and Justice Commission and Christian Ecology Link. Workshops will include topics from climate change to species extinctions, from inspiring our children to live green to ethical investment. Three speakers will set the tone for the day: Ellen Teague on the consequences of climate change; Sr Margaret Atkins on the ethics of environmental responsibility and Prof.Leo Pyle on the challenge of sustainability. Ellen Teague, Editor of Vocation for Justice, said: "Environmental Justice is becoming more central to the mission of the Christian churches, as we become increasingly aware of the fragility of the natural world. All human society depends on a stable climate, clean air, fertile soil and fresh water. Let us celebrate God's Creation, not only in our liturgies, but in practical action to conserve resources and act to tackle human-induced climate change." The Christian Ecology Link Annual Members Meeting will take place immediately prior to the conference (from 9.15am to 10.15am) and all are welcome to attend. For more details contact 01524 383081 or visit:

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