We are pleased to announce Dr Ruth Valerio as the keynote speaker for our upcoming conference: Creation Restored: Ministry in a time of Climate Crisis.
Dr Ruth Valerio is Global Advocacy and Influencing Director at Tearfund. An environmentalist, theologian and social activist, Ruth holds a doctorate from King’s College London, and honorary doctorates from the Universities of Winchester and Chichester. She is Canon Theologian at Rochester Cathedral and her home church is part of the 24/7 Prayer Network. She enjoys living sustainably - practising what she preaches and inspiring others as she does so - in the South of England with her family. She is the author of L is for Lifestyle: Christian Living that doesn’t cost the earth, Just Living: Faith and Community in an age of Consumerism, and the children's book Planet Protectors: 52 ways to look after God's world. She also wrote the Archbishop of Canterbury’s 2020 Lent book, entitled Saying Yes to Life. Ruth is a regular contributor on Radio 4 and the BBC World Service.
Ruth will explore the despair and hope that accompany Christian engagement with the climate crisis and the considerations for our ministry.
Join us on Saturday 17 September at Pattern Church Swindon for an inspiring and challenging day for all in church leadership - lay, ordained, youth or environmental! - to share in fellowship, and explore the challenges, sensitivities and opportunities of leading church life in a time of climate emergency.
Other speakers will include friends from organisations as diverse as Operation Noah, Christian Climate Action and Green Christian, as well as friends closer to home from across the Diocese.
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