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 environment contributes towards global poverty?

Over the summer of 2015 we welcome four speakers to Sherborne all of whom believe passionately that there are indeed connexions to be made between poverty and environment.

Prof Tim Gorringe
is St Luke’s Professor of Theology at the University of Exeter and well known as a speaker at Greenbelt. He is a champion of the Transition Town movement in the UK. A place to live and the means to prosper 11th May 2015.

Loretta Minghela OBE
is the CEO of Christian Aid. Her work takes her all over the world and she sees at first hand the outcomes of how we in the West treat the world around us. My sister’s keeper? 1st June 2015.

George Otieno is an Anglican priest in Tanzania. He teaches theology at St John’s University in Dodoma and has some challenging questions for Western Christianity. European God, African World 8th June 2015.

Rt Revd Nicholas Holtam, Bishop of Salisbury, is not only our diocesan bishop but the Church of England’s spokesman for environmental issues.
He is in no doubt of the links between environment and poverty, both locally and globally. Making a Difference 6th July 2015.

A series ticket to all four lectures is available @ £16.




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