Creation Care: Theology, Spirituality and Mission

29 April, St Michael at the North Gate, Oxford, 10:00 am -1:00 pm

6 May, St Laurence, Reading, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Why do we care about creation? How do we ground creation care in our spiritual life? And how do we help others in our churches see creation care as part of our mission? Morning speakers will introduce different theological perspectives on creation care … then (Reading only) we’ll have a ‘taster’ session and workshops about spiritual disciplines relating to creation care (eg pilgrimage, prayer, sabbath).

In the late morning (Oxford) or afternoon (Reading), we’ll look in greater depth at our churches’ mission. In many churches there are people passionate about creation care. But how do we speak to more than a small group? Drawing on theology and on communications work by Climate Outreach and others, we’ll explore ways of speaking and taking action that help to engage communities and talk in groups about our own churches’ mission needs and priorities, and where creation care might fit.

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