Green Christian Festival 2020 Programme

Author: Editor 1 | Date: 15 September, 2020 | Category: Climate Emergency Energy GC Events Talks | Comments: 0

Re-imagining the Promised Land

 23rd-25th October 2020

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Friday 23rd October

5pm-6pm Green Christian Annual Members’ Meeting.  
A chance to find out more about the work of Green Christian. All welcome.


7pm Panel: “Re-imagining the Future”
Speakers: Jonathon Porritt, Melanie Nazareth, Cleo Lake, Jeremy Williams (facilitator), plus a recorded video message from Bishop James Jones.
Followed by questions from participants.


9pm Evening Prayer led by Martin Davis


Saturday 24th October

10am Worship: “Nature and imagination and building a better future”. Recorded worship led by Gina Hoff. 

10.30am Frankie Ward, in conversation with Paul Bodenham, exploring how to let go of unsustainable certainties in order to find renewed confidence to speak and act effectively and faithfully.

Followed by break-out groups and plenary discussions.

12 noon Lunch

Optional conversational break-out groups from 12.30 to 1.15.

1.30pm-3pm “Nature and Imagination”
Speaker: Rob Hopkins.
Followed by brief break-out groups and plenary questions for speaker.

3pm Break

3.30pm-5pm: Panel: “A Better Future: Politics and Practicalities”
Rachel Mander (Hope for the Future), Rebecca Willis (Expert lead for Climate Assembly UK, Geoff Stratford (Local activist) and Jenny Cooke (Sustainable transport engineer) 

5pm Break before evening session

7pm Caleb Parkin and Carrie Etter: “Eco-Poets in Conversation on poetry, nature, climate and activism”.  
Interactive session with opportunity for discussion and Q&A.

9pm Evening Prayer led by Martin Davis

Sunday 25th October  

10am Worship: “Re-imagining the promised Land”. Recorded Worship led by Andrew Norman.

10.30am Break

10.40 Climate, “Carbon and Land Use”
Speakers to be confirmed.

Final Prayer 

1pm Finish

Our speakers:

  • Jenny Cooke: sustainable transport engineer.
  • Carrie Etter: poet, writer and Reader in Creative Writing, Bath Spa University.
  • Rob Hopkins: Transition Movement.
  • Bishop James Jones: Green Christian patron and former Bishop of Liverpool.
  • Cleo Lake: former Lord Mayor of Bristol and Green Party Councillor.
  • Rachel Mander: Hope for the Future.
  • Melanie Nazareth: barrister and Christian Climate Action member.
  • Caleb Parkin: poet, teacher, and Bristol’s City Poet.
  • Sir Jonathon Porritt: Green Christian patron, author of Hope in Hell.
  • Geoff Stratford: local activist.
  • Revd Frances Ward: author of Like There’s No Tomorrow.
  • Jeremy Williams: author of The Economics of Arrival, activist, and Joy in Enough.
  • Rebecca Willis: author of Too Hot to Handle; the democratic challenge of climate change and expert lead for Climate Assembly UK.

Our worship leaders:

  • Revd Gina Hoff: Green Christian Chaplain.
  • Revd Andrew Norman: Green Christian Chaplain.
  • Martin Davis: co-ordinator of Cheltenham’s Green Christian Local Group.

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