environment

Making a Difference

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.

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European God, African World

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.

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My sister’s keeper?

Loretta Minghella OBE Loretta is the CEO of Christian Aid and leads Christian Aid’s involvement in Aprodev (a group of 17 European church-related development agencies) and as a member of the British Overseas Aid Group (BOAG) and the Disasters Emergency Committee.

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A place to live and the means to prosper

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.

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Summer Insight 2015

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…

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Lectures and Study Days

Our programme of informative and thought provoking lectures, study days and summer schools offers the chance to hear from experts in many fields. Recent lecturers include Frank Field MP, Rose Hudson-Wilkin, Kate Adie OBE and Nick Spencer of the Theos think tank. In 2014 we covered topics as diverse as Woodbine Willie, John Duns Scotus and Faith & Politics. For Summer 2015 we shall be looking at Faith, Environment & Poverty with Study Days on Faith in the Public Square and…

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Hilfield Friary

We are delighted to announce a new partnership for the Insight Programme with our friends of the Society of Saint Francis (SSF) at Hilfield Friary. Most residential courses are held at the Friary which is just to the south of Sherborne. Hilfield Friary is set on the edge of the Dorset Downs with magnificent views across the Blackmore Vale – rural England at its greenest, the countryside of Thomas Hardy’s novels. There have been Franciscan brothers living here in a collection…

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Forthcoming Events
  1. Incarnation

    Monday, 12 February, 2018 @ 19:30 - 21:00
  2. NT Greek in a Week

    Monday, 23 July, 2018 @ 09:30 - Saturday, 28 July, 2018 @ 15:30
  3. Beginning Biblical Hebrew

    Monday, 13 August, 2018 @ 09:30 - Wednesday, 15 August, 2018 @ 15:30