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Environmental and Climate Crisis: a Christian Response

PLEASE NOTE. DUE TO THE GOVERNMENT ANNOUNCEMENT ABOUT CORONAVIRUS ON 16 MARCH, THE LECTURES HAVE UNFORTUNATELY BEEN CANCELLED. HOWEVER THE LECTURES WILL CONTINUE TO BE FILMED AND CAN BE VIEWED ON THESE WEB PAGES.

This Lent, the Bishops of our diocese and Archdeacon Elizabeth Snowden, Archdeacon of Chelmsford and Chair of the Diocesan Environment Group, have been presenting a series of lectures on the topic of environment and creation.

The five week series covering the themes of air, water, fire and life encourage us to reflect on our situation and our calling to live distinctively Christian lives in response to the climate crisis.

Archdeacon Elizabeth said:

“Our attention has been drawn to the environmental and climate crises with the unprecedented destruction and loss of species caused by the fires in Australia. The sadness is that we have ignored loss of land, extinction of species and the resulting loss of livelihood that has impacted some of the most vulnerable people in such diverse places as the Island States of the Pacific and the countries of East Africa such as Sudan, Kenya and Tanzania.  We are now hearing voices and calls for action from those around us in our society.

This course gives us time and space for us to reflect and consider by looking at what our tradition and our scriptures have to say about God, creation, the land and us. This can then help us to prayerfully and positively respond to the crises around us.”

 


Lecture one - Air

Rt Revd Peter Hill, Bishop of Barking

 

Lecture two - Water

Rt Revd Stephen Cottrell, Bishop of Chelmsford

 

Lecture three - Fire

Rt Revd Roger Morris, Bishop of Colchester

 

Week four - Life

Ven Elizabeth Snowden, Archdeacon of Chelmsford

 


Lent Lecutures resources 

Previous lectures

To watch or listen again to the lectures from previous weeks click here 


Poster 

This poster contains details of the Environmental and Climate Crisis: a Christian Response Lent Lecture series and can be printed and displayed on noticeboards. To purchase printed versions of the poster please email the Diocesan Print Unit.

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