150 People booked. Still some places left. Book as soon as possible. – The Economics of Hope: 7 Nov, Bristol



WHAT: Green Christian conference on ‘The Economics of Hope’.

WHEN: Saturday 7 November 2015, 11am to 5pm

WHERE: St Michael’s Centre, Stoke Gifford, Bristol BS34 8PD. Five minutes walk from Bristol Parkway railway station.


Keynote speakers:

Molly Scott-Cato MEP is a speaker on finance for the Green Party and was formerly a professor of economics at Roehampton University. http://mollymep.org.uk/ and http://www.gaianeconomics.blogspot.co.uk/

Jonathan Rowson is Director of the Social Brain Centre at the Royal Society of Arts where he is conducting research on spirituality, neurology, social change and the environment.  https://www.thersa.org/discover/publications-and-articles/jonathan-rowson-blog/

Paul Bodenham, Chair of Green Christian.


Measuring Progress – Andy Lester, Campaigns Director, A Rocha.

Economic Education – Josh Lawson from Re-Thinking Economics.

TTIP and Corporate Power – Effie Jordan from Global Justice Now.

Monetary Policy – Dora Meade, Network Organiser from Positive Money.

De-marketing – Rachel Aston from Mothers’ Union ‘Bye-bye childhood’ campaign.

Inequality – Paul Wheeler from Equality Bristol.

Building a spirited movement for economic change – Paul Bodenham, Tim Higgins, Darren Hall.

WHY:  “With escalating environmental loss, inequality and debt, our current economic model is in ‘system failure’” says, Paul Bodenham, Chair, Green Christian,   “We believe there is an alternative, inspired by our faith and by integrating ecology and the economy, and we dare to believe it can be realised. As Christians, we are challenged from the roots of our faith to propose a new economic purpose – joy in enough for all, within Earth’s limits and in reverence for our own creaturehood”.

‘Joy in Enough’ (JiE) is an invitation to all people, to join in building a just economy within the ecological limits of the Earth. Initiated by Green Christian (formerly Christian Ecology Link) two years ago and already backed by a host of other faith and environmental organisations from A Rocha to Speak – this year’s ‘Joy in Enough’ 2015 conference, entitled ‘The Economics of Hope’ will feature two top-class speakers. To book visit www.greenchristian.org.uk/joy

The 2014 conference has already resulted in work on developing declarations on ‘Awakening to a new economics’ which will be launched after the 2015 conference.

Those that have already booked their tickets for 2015 are looking forward to participating in:-

  • forming a vision for an economy in which both people and planet will flourish
  • helping the churches rethink their own mission and advocate for the alternative
  • stoking the debate with policies and stories which will make change happen.

You are invited to join them and have your say. For tickets (priced between £5 – £20) and more information on ‘The Economics of Hope’ conference and the ‘Joy in Enough’ project visit www.greenchristian.org.uk/joy.




Our 2015 AMM takes place on the evening before our Joy in Enough conference. It is from 6pm to 8pm in the Seminar Room, St Michael’s Centre, Stoke Gifford, BS34 8PD. This is the same venue as the conference and just a few minutes walk from Bristol Parkway Station. We are having a shared meal together at 6pm. The formal AMM starts at 7pm followed by a talk by James Goodship on the newly formed Bristol Green Christian local group, and a discussion on members’ activities in their own areas. Please bring food to share. We will provide drinks.

Non-members are very welcome to join us for the shared meal and meeting.



* GREEN CHRISTIAN – Support in greening your church and world.
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Green Christian works with churches and individuals in search of sustainable living, by running conferences, workshops and retreats. It sponsors the LOAF campaign (eco-friendly food production), ecocell groups (carbon footprint reduction) and the Joy in Enough initiative, and publishes magazines, pamphlets and leaflets giving information about best environmental practice. Green Christian is a registered trading name of Christian Ecology Link   (https://www.greenchristian.org.uk.)




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