We are delighted to welcome Rt Revd Bishop Nicholas Holtam, Bishop of Salisbury, to Sherborne to close our lecture series on the Environment and Poverty. Since 2014 +Nicholas has been the Church of England spokesman for the environment. On his appointment Bishop Nicholas said: “There is an urgency about environmental issues. They press hard on all of us, but the poorest of the earth are the most vulnerable.
The Revd George Otieno is an Anglican priest from Tanzania. He has spent much time considering the outcome of Christianity for African ecology and is in the UK at present writing a PhD on the subject. He suggests that the Western European understanding of the Christian gospel is not always in harmony with the way Africans think of and relate to the world around them.
We hear much of the environment in our news. Whether climate change, dwindling oil supplies or spectacular weather events the way we interact with our world has never been more urgent. We are prone to considering our environment as something different from ourselves, something we consume. In this talk Prof Tim Gorringe, well known as a champion of the Transition Town initiative, invites us to take another look at the world we live in.
Poverty & Environment We are used to hearing reports about the environment, local and global, and we are also accustomed to hearing about poverty. In the 21st century the poor, it seems, are always with us but perhaps we do not always stop to consider whether there might be a connection between these two. Images such as these are commonplace on our televisions and in our newspapers but is it possible that the way we think of and treat our own…