Conservation and Hope for the Earth: A Christian understanding of planetary stewardship
Monday 25th June 7.30 – 8.45 pm, Trinity Meeting Place, Essex St. Norwich NR2 2BJ
Dr Jeremy Lindsell, Director of Science and Conservation, A Rocha International
Concern for the planet is rarely out of the news these days. Plastic pollution, climate change, the mass extinction of a species – these are some of the major challenges that we must face over the next few decades. From a religious perspective, what should be our responsibilities in caring for God’s creation?
Dr Lindsell will discuss nature conservation and planetary stewardship. He will explore some of the contemporary themes in conservation and consider the impact of a Christian world-view on questions such as: How should we value the natural world? How can we save the planet? What motivates us to do conservation work, and how do we maintain hope when faced with such a massive challenge?
The meeting will take place on Monday 25th June from 7.30 – 8.45 pm at Trinity Meeting Place, Essex St., Norwich NR2 2BJ. All are welcome to this open lecture and discussion organised by Science and Faith in Norfolk (SFN), a Norwich-based group loosely affiliated to Christians in Science. No booking is required. There will be a (voluntary) retiring collection. Meetings and lectures aim to explore the interface between science and religious belief.
Jeremy Lindsell is a conservation scientist working as Director of Science & Conservation for A Rocha International. His interests are in tropical forest ecology and conservation, biodiversity and the conservation of globally threatened species. He holds a degree in Geography from the University of Cambridge and a PhD in Ornithology from the University of Oxford. He is currently based in Cambridge.
There is also a link to Network Norfolk.
A poster can be down-loaded from the SFN website for display in your local community.
The Norfolk Show 2018 will take place on Wednesday 27th & Thursday 28th June at the Norfolk Show ground.
The RNAA Show Chaplain, Revd Canon Paul Thomas, will be leading a team of voluntary Ecumenical Show Chaplains who will be out & about around the Show.
The Diocese of Norwich will also have a presence: speaking about their vision, Gordon Darley, Director of Marketing & Communications, said:
“The Show is an amazing opportunity to highlight what God is doing across Norfolk and Waveney through the local church as well as promoting Christians working together through many different charities. Through a vibrant, colourful and engaging presence we want to give just a taste of the love God has for all.”
Other local Christian charities and organisations will be exhibiting with the Diocese to showcase the work they do, including Scripture Union, Christian Aid, Norfolk Community Chaplaincy, Celebrate, Norfolk YMCA, Norwich Cathedral, Norfolk Postal Bible School, Mothers’ Union, PlayVan, Horstead Centre and Spire Property Consultants.
There is one NCCL session left this term:
- Saturday 30 June the Revd Phil Charlesworth looks at “The fate of the perishable seed”: death and resurrection in 1 Corinthians 15 and its impact on Anglican doctrine and liturgy.
The Summer School
This is at Belsey Bridge conference centre, Thursday 26 to Friday 27 July 2018.
Strangers, sojourners and citizens: addressing contemporary themes such as economics and migration through a range of approaches and disciplines. NCCL’s first summer school provides an extended opportunity to engage with issues of faith on a daily basis, through an exciting programme of speakers.
See www.norwichcentreforchristianlearning.co.uk or contact NCCL Admin Team, NCCL@cathedral.org.uk, 01603 218443 for further information
Norfolk Day is Friday 27th July & a wonderful opportunity to highlight our unique county.
There will be an Ecumenical service at St Peter Mancroft church at 09.30h led by the Bishop of Norwich, Rt Revd Graham Jones. Everyone will be most welcome.
For more information, please contact Revd Graham Kirk-Spriggs (email@example.com)
NWCT is an Intermediate Body of Churches Together in England covering the whole of Norfolk and those parts of the Waveney area around Lowestoft.
Our work is to enable Christian denominations to work together to spread the Good News that Jesus Christ, the Son of God, came to us to rescue us from the penalty of falling short of God’s standards and to offer us his gift of life in Jesus.
Artificial Intelligence: Hopes and Fears – John Wyatt, Professor of Medical Ethics, University College, London.
This is the advance information about this lecture – put it in your diary now!
Artificial Intelligence (AI) is creating machines that increasingly behave like humans. How does this affect a Christian understanding of the uniqueness of humans and our relationship to God? And how do we balance the benefits and risks of powerful machine intelligence? Professor Wyatt will explore the hopes and fears around AI and its ethical and religious implications.