Canon Paul Hills (co-chair of the Vellore Link Group) writes:
The world and all that is in it belongs to God! With love he created the earth and planted humanity in it to nurture and care for all. So far, so good, but humanity hasn’t got a good record on the nurture and care!
The issue of climate change and its consequences, therefore, is one that engages Christians particularly. How should we respond to it? What do we actually know about it? Does it affect us? What responsibility do we have towards those who are affected by it? What does the bible say that can guide us through what is probably the most pressing issues facing humanity in the years to come?
Big and important questions. The Vellore Link Group of the Cambridgeshire Ecumenical Council is providing an opportunity for Christians to get to grips with them. On 18th June 2016 a day conference is being held at St. Ives Free Church called “Weather Warning”. There will be a number of speakers including from Vellore which has been facing testing times through unusual flooding. Christian Aid will be
providing theological insight and we anticipate speakers from local farming and others concerned for the care of our environment. Break out groups will help us discern what we can do.
There will be more details and booking forms to come. Please put the date into your diaries. This is a unique opportunity to consider a vital issue incorporating a wider perspective than we can usually employ. Do try to come to the conference. Why not bring a group from your church so that impact of the day may continue into the daily life and witness of our churches?
With warm Christian greetings,
Revd. Canon Paul Hills – Co-Chair