Time: September 16, 2019: 10 a.m. New York; 3 p.m. London; 4 p.m. Rome
Moderator: Rev. Rachel Mash, Environmental Coordinator for the Anglican Church of Southern Africa and Green Anglicans
- Rev. Dr. Dave Bookless, Director of Theology, A Rocha International/Lausanne Catalyst for Creation Care
- Rev. Dr. Neddy Astudillo, eco-theologian, Presbyterian pastor and director of GreenFaith Latino America
- Dr. Celia Deane Drummond, Director, Laudato Si’ Research Institute, Campion Hall, University of Oxford, United Kingdom
Sponsored by the Season of Creation Ecumenical Steering Committee: World Council of Churches, Lutheran World Federation, World Evangelical Alliance, Global Catholic Climate Movement, Anglican Communion Environmental Network, Lausanne Creation Care Network, the World Communion of Reformed Churches, the European Christian Environmental Network, and Act Alliance.
Christians who commit themselves to creation care are sometimes asked if they have their priorities straight. Does the Gospel’s call to love the world extend only to humans, or all things that God has made? Does doing one mean we can’t do the other?
A line-up of leading theologians and clergy will address these questions and more during the webinar “Should we be Saving Souls or Seals? What Christianity Says about Biodiversity.” As Christians prepare to celebrate the Season of Creation from September 1 to October 4, the webinar will focus on this year’s theme of biodiversity and the web of life.
Webinar speakers will explain why Christians should care about biodiversity. They will explore why Christians care for the Earth’s myriad creatures. They will also discuss how different Christian denominations understand these issues as part of our shared value of protecting our common home.