‘Plenty!’ – Joy in Enough Lent Course
March 9, 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm
Do you want to have a better understanding of the economic drivers of the climate and environmental emergency? Are you seeking to make connections between Christian faith and environmental concerns? Are you wondering what actions you could take to make a difference?
‘Plenty!’ is a six-week online course exploring Christian responses to sustainability, consumerism and the environmental crisis. Plenty! has been developed by Joy in Enough, a programme of Green Christian which advocates for a just and green economy.
Chris, who has done the course previously, said:
“I joined the course thinking that I was reasonably informed about many environmental issues and I was surprised how much I didn’t know. It was shocking to hear details and facts about the UK; on the surface, we live in a civilised, wealthy country, the more you learn, you realise that we don’t.”
Each session lasts 75 minutes and the topics covered include inequality; consumerism and advertising; economic growth and debt; justice issues in economics and business; the climate emergency; sustainability and well-being.
The online sessions (using Zoom) include video clips and key questions for discussion. Participants receive pre-reading material including Bible passages and reflections, plus links to further reading, videos, and suggested actions for follow-up between sessions.
Plenty! will be offered on Wednesdays in Lent, starting 9 March 2022, each session running from 7.30 to 8.45 pm.
Please click here to book. Spaces are limited to 12 people.
The Revd Dr Julie Nelson is a retired Anglican priest who has made a home in Gloucester Diocese in the last four years. She is a member of Green Christian, and an Eco Ambassador for Cirencester Deanery, supporting churches on their EcoChurch journey, seeking to raise awareness of environmental concerns, and encouraging all Christians to see ‘Care for our Common Home’ as central to faith, discipleship and mission. Julie lives with her husband Ernest (also an Eco Ambassador) at Whiteway, near Miserden, and spends as much time as possible growing and gardening in their third of an acre garden and on their nearby allotment plot.