Monday, August 1 – Saturday, August 6, 2016
THE CLIMATE IS NOW: Climate Science and Christian Witness
with Ken Gray and Geoff Strong
Pope Francis, Anglican bishops, Naomi Klein and, increasingly, the shopkeeper, musician and indigenous elder all agree that more than ever we must prepare for a new world with a greatly changed climate.
We must do all we can to mitigate the effects of fossil fuel emissions and adapt our economic and environmental practices, right now!
In this two-tiered course we will develop and share answers to three questions: What in the world is going on, why is it happening ? What in the world can individuals do about it right now !
We will explore climate change and environmental justice from perspectives of both science and scripture as a prelude to action.
We will then share resources and strategies for speech and action in parishes, dioceses and communities. For this special symposium we aim to gather lay and clergy leaders, whether experienced or new, to climate justice advocacy and creation care.
Come prepared to learn, to laugh, to struggle, and to find hope in what will be a very special community.
KEN GRAY is no stranger to Sorrento Centre, having taught courses in music and liturgy and having led worship numerous times over the past twenty years.
Drawing on his environmental justice work in the Diocese of BC, with the General Synod and globally as secretary of the Anglican Communion Environmental Network, he is delighted to return wearing a different hat, a passion for ecological justice and concern for climate change justice and advocacy.
GEOFF STRONG is an atmospheric scientist whose career includes weather forecasting, atmospheric research, and teaching with Environment Canada, Alberta Research Council, and several universities.
Geoff is a Fellow of and former National President of the Canadian Meteorological & Oceanographic Society, and has received several awards from that society. In retirement, he continues writing and speaking on thunderstorms and drought, but more often on environmental justice.
Geoff is the Diocesan Representative for PWRDF, co-chair of the Diocesan Creation Matters Group, and bible study leader in his parish.
Course fee: $260 (shorter week, due to statutory holiday)
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