Diocese of Bath & Wells, Mission Open Forum, 25 April

“For the people of God and the whole of his creation”

This year is a vital one for the planet and this Mission Open Forum at The Old Deanery, Wells, will look at the call of God to care for creation based on the fifth mark of mission: “To strive to safeguard the integrity of creation and sustain and renew the life of the earth”.

Some fossil fuels may suddenly be giving us cheaper energy but we need to be advocating a bigger hope that there will be consensus on a sustainable approach to the diverse ways that human beings effect the environment. Climate Change is a prominent issue this year with hopefully a ground breaking agreement addressing it coming in December in Paris at the 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference.

As part of a day for reflection and action, we will consider ways for individuals and parishes to respond. We will take in biblical perspectives, examine local changes happening within the Diocese to agriculture and climate, and learn from insights from Africa.

Our keynote speakers will be Bishop David Atkinson, Rev. Canon Dr. Kapya John Kaoma (Zambia) and Mr. Rob Walrond (Diocesan Rural Life Advisor). 

Details about the event, including how to book, are available here: http://www.bathandwells.org.uk/event/mission-open-forum-people-god-whole-creation/.