Energy and the Earth: Fracking, Climate Change and Stewardship

Date: 11th-13th Jan 2016
Location: St. John’s College, Durham University
Audience: Senior Leaders

Keynote speaker Dr Ruth Valerio deconstructs the notion of ‘Stewardship’ and reflects on why she is hesitant about referring to a ‘Theology of Ecology’. Rather than having a specific theology, Ruth wants the viewers to recognise that the earth and its environment has always been important to God, and therefore caring for the planet should be a central part of Christian belief.

Themes:

  • Care for the environment: a gospel imperative- caring for the planet should be a central part of Christian belief
  • Geology and Christian faith
  • Geophysics, faith and the environment
  • Fracking and the church

Keynote Speakers:

  • Dr Ruth Valerio
  • Prof Bob White
  • Revd Dr Michael Roberts

 

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Video Resources

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Care For The Environment: A Gospel Imperative – Dr Ruth Valerio

Dr Ruth Valerio deconstructs the notion of ‘Stewardship’ and reflects on why she is hesitant about referring to a ‘Theology of Ecology’. Rather than having a ‘Theology of…’ Ruth wants the viewers to recognise that the earth and its environment has always been important to God. Ruth’s key message is that caring for the planet should be a central part of Christian belief.

Lecture BIBLE
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The Environment And The Gospel – Dr Ruth Valerio

Dr Ruth Valerio interviewed by Canon Prof David Wilkinson on how she came to be passionate about the environment. Ruth reflects on her studies at university and recalls the crucial moment that she became deeply inspired by the stories of creation and how they link to ecology.

Interview BIBLE
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Geophysics, Faith And The Environment – Professor Bob White

Canon Professor David Wilkinson interviews Professor Bob White on being a Geophysicist and a Christian. Bob reflects on his work as a scientist as another means of exploring God’s creation.

Interview Creation
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Geology And The Christian Faith – Michael Roberts

An interview with Michael Roberts on his experiences of being a Geologist with Christian faith. Michael recalls feeling a sense of awe and wonder towards the natural world which he sees as being a reflection of God.

Interview Creation
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