Economic growth can’t go on for ever, so what’s the alternative? And how can churches be at the cutting edge of change?
Join Christian Ecology Link in partnership with SPEAK and A Rocha UK at a ‘Joy in Enough’ day conference.
Who for: all who are interested in learning about and discussing a genuinely sustainable economy.
When: Saturday 29 March 2014, 11 am to 5 pm.
Where: Carrs Lane Church Centre, Birmingham B4 7SX (close to Birmingham New Street).
What: themes we’ll be discussing:
- Reform of the financial sector; changing national economic goals and how to measure progress; investment in low-carbon economic activities that employ people in ways that contribute meaningfully to planetary well-being.
- The big trans-boundary questions of limiting resource use, tackling emissions targets, and minimising the production of waste.
- Tackling social inequality and promoting work-time reductions and work sharing to challenge the idea that we can only solve unemployment through growth.
- Promoting conditions that can improve family and local community relationships; challenging consumerism.
- The imperatives in scripture and theology for this new kind of economics, and the implied implications for the churches’ mission.
Who: Keynote speaker – Dan O’Neill. Lecturer in ecological economics at the University of Leeds; and chief economist at the Center for the Advancement of the Steady State Economy (CASSE)
How much: £20 (£15 CEL and A Rocha members).
£15 ‘early bird’ price for all before end of January.
Bargain £5 price for SPEAK network and other young people under the age of 26.
More information and booking forms on CEL website www.greenchristian.org.uk/joy
Or you can book through eventbrite https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/event/8860595279
See you there!!!