Bristol: sustainable living conference

 Rt Rev Declan Lang, Bishop of Clifton, is going to open a thought provoking conference entitled 'Sustainable Living', at Broadmead Baptist Church, Bristol on Saturday 22 November 2003. Starting at 1.30pm the event aims to make us think about the way our lifestyle choices affect both our environment and the lives of people in the developing world. 'Sustainable Living', has been organised by the Diocese of Clifton Justice and Peace Commission. Bishop Declan will preside at the first session of the conference, which will focus on the sharing of some very practical lifestyle questions, experiences and decisions. These will then be developed by Bristol-based sustainable development consultant Roger Levett and set in their theological context by local justice campaigner, Mary Anstey. The keynote speaker, Roger Levett, of Levett-Therivell, is the main author of 'A Better Choice of Choice', a report commissioned by the Fabian Society on sustainability. The Commission's chairperson, Lisa Loveridge, said: "Roger Levett is an exciting speaker who will situate our everyday practical lifestyle choices within a local, national and global context. This conference is about our quality of life and the quality of life we hope to give our children. We hope this will be an inspiring afternoon that will both encourage us in what we do already and challenge us further". Entrance to the conference is free. For a copy of the programme and further information please contact Sue Ingham on telephone number 0117 924 3011 or email The Justice and Peace Commission of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Clifton is made up of people from all parts of the diocese who work to raise awareness of issues of justice, peace and care for the environment both at home and overseas. Reflecting on this in the light of scripture and the Church's social teaching; they foster and encourage action for justice and peace in the parishes of the diocese, and are committed to working with other Christian denominations where possible.

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