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Greening our Preaching
July 2, 10:00 am - 11:30 am
We’ll be hearing from Ruth Newton, parish priest of a Silver Eco-Church in Yorkshire. The work her church has done to care for local wildlife has been recognised with a County Wildlife Status. Ruth has an impressive background in green preaching* and is guaranteed to bring lots of interesting tips and ideas to help you inspire and motivate your congregation to care for your local patch of creation.
If you’re working on your Eco Church Award, or have considered getting started, you may know that regular Christian teaching on green issues is one of the five key areas you need to demonstrate. This is an excellent opportunity to hear from someone who’s done it well, and to chat with others at the same stage as you. If Eco Church isn’t for you, but you’re interested in topics for Creationtide or introducing this very current concern to your preaching, you will also get a lot out of the morning.
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More about our speaker
Ruth is parish priest of St John’s Sharow, a Silver Eco-Church, whose award winning Churchyard has been awarded County Wildlife Status. She is a member of the Church of England General Synod. Ordained for 17 years, Ruth has ministered in three multi-parish benefices, as a Cathedral Canon and as a Lay Training Officer. Ruth has a Masters in Theology, a PGCE and an associate fellowship with the Higher Education Academy. She is undertaking a doctorate in teaching “Green” Theology. She is an environmental champion for the Ripon Episcopal Area, and the author of greeningthelectionary.net a blog which looks the lectionary readings through a “green” lens of ecological and social justice. Born in Cumbria and ministering in Yorkshire, she is a member of the Church of England’s Rural Affairs Group and a trustee of the Arthur Rank Centre.