All Saints Presents.... is our monthly lecture series, where we invite guest speakers to share their perspectives on important topics facing the church and the world today.
Our next series for autumn 2023 is Eco Theology. We’re excited to invite three guest speakers to share their perspectives on a faith-based response to the climate emergency.
The format of the sessions will be a talk plus Q&A, and One Bread café will be open afterwards serving drinks and refreshments so you can stick around to continue the conversation.
The lectures are free to attend, and there will be a retiring collection for All Saints' local social action projects.
Sep 21st, 7pm - Ruth Urbanowicz, Christian Climate Action - ‘Christian Climate Action and a Faith based approach to the Climate Emergency'
Christian Climate Action are a community of Christians supporting each other to take meaningful action in the face of imminent and catastrophic, anthropogenic climate breakdown, inspired by Jesus Christ and guided by the Holy Spirit. Following the example of social justice movements of the past, they carry out acts of public witness, nonviolent protest and civil disobedience to urge those in power to make the changes needed.
In this talk, Ruth will speak from her perspective as a leader in the local Christian Climate Action group on what a faith-based response to the climate emergency looks like, and what this means for us both individually and collectively.
Oct 19th, 7pm - Cameron Conant, Operation Noah - ‘Towards fossil free Churches'
Operation Noah believe that Churches need to divest from fossil fuel companies, invest in climate solutions and manage their land sustainably if they are to retain their integrity in the face of the climate crisis.
In this talk, Cameron will explore what this means practically, and how churches can make a tangible difference in the face of the climate emergency and move towards being fossil free. This talk is ideal for anyone who wants to make a practical impact in their local church context.
Nov 16th, 7pm - Bishop Nick Holtam, Former Bishop of Salisbury - ‘Sleepers Wake - Caring for Creation'
As the Church of England’s former lead Bishop on the Environment, Nick has ensured that Climate Change is at the top of the agenda for the Church, with a commitment to being carbon neutral by 2030.
Nick will speak from his extensive experience of encouraging Christians and the Church of England to engage with the urgency of the climate crisis, and explore what caring for creation looks like for us both individually and collectively.