Welcome to these web pages, which offer information about ‘Caring for Our Common Home’, a day conference organised by the Cumbria Theological Society, Churches Together in Cumbria Environment Group and St John’s Church, Keswick.

What is the day conference about?

It’s a day to reflect on why we should care for the earth, our common home, and the challenges we face in doing so. It’s about becoming aware of faith perspectives on the environment and environmental challenges, and to identify practical actions we can take, both as individuals and as communities.

Who is it for?

The day is aimed at sixth-form students, local churches, local businesses and anyone interested in environmental issues.

When and where is it held?

The conference will take place on Saturday, 2nd February 2019 from 9am to 4.30pm.

The venue is Keswick School, Vicarage Hill, Keswick CA12 5QB.

What to expect?

Apart from two keynote talks by Keith Ward and Peter Scott, the day will feature a range of workshops to choose from, including a conversation with local politicians, as well as a marketplace for the sharing of information and ideas. Opening and closing worship will be offered for those who would like to take part.

The programme for the day is as follows:

9:00   Registration
9:30   Opening Worship
9:45   Welcome: Sarah Moore, President of the United Reformed Church, Cumbria
10:00   Keith Ward, ‘Deep Ecology: Creation and the Environment’
11:00   Introduction to Workshops
11:15   Refreshments
11:45   Workshops
12:45   Lunch Break
1:30   Peter Scott, ‘Sharing Our Common Home?’
2:30   Break
2:45   Workshops
3:45   Closing Reflections: Sarah Moore
4:15   Closing Worship

Spreading the word

We would be delighted if you could help us spread the word about Caring for Our Common Home, which promises to be an exciting and inspiring day. To help you with this, we have designed some promotional materials for download and distribution:

The documents will open in another tab and can be downloaded from there.

Please follow the links at the top for further information about the day, or click here to book your place.

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