Young voices on the climate crisis

Join us on Tuesday 21 May, 6 - 7pm for the latest webinar in the Ecumenism: The Next Generation series.

“As stewards of God’s creation, we are called to make the earth a beautiful garden for the human family. When we destroy our forests, ravage our soil and pollute our seas, we betray that noble calling.” – Pope Francis.

“When will we understand that a crime against nature is a crime against ourselves and sin against God?” – Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew.

This online event by young Christians for young Christians will be of interest to anyone who is passionate about caring for our planet.

Join us for the diverse perspectives of young adults from both the Global North and Global South as they shed light on the urgent climate crisis.

In a fast-paced hour, we’ll discover the vital role of faith communities in addressing this global challenge. And we’ll also explore why, in a General Election year, it’s important for Christian voices to be heard.

Don’t miss this opportunity to engage with the voices of tomorrow on one of today’s most pressing issues. Sign up now to join the conversation and be part of shaping a sustainable future!

With contributions from:

Shilpita Mathews, Trustee at Operation Noah. Operation Noah is an ecumenical charity which campaigns for fossil fuel divestment by churches, and investments in climate solutions, such as renewable energy. It also encourages churches to manage their land in more environmentally-sensitive ways. Shilipita was active with the Young Christian Climate Network and works as an environmental analyst in the private sector.

Charles Bakolo, Climate change advocate and member of ClimateYES. Former Malawi spokesman on creation care for Tearfund. Charles led a campaign in his home country of Malawi to ban ‘thin plastics’. He is now studying Environmental Management at the University of Manchester.

Jacob Owens, lead policy analyst and researcher for the International Affairs Department at the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales. Jacob advises the Bishops on a range of issues including racial justice, migration, peacebuilding, disarmament and caring for our common home.

Rev Tim Norwood, National Officer for Local Ecumenism, Church of England. Tim Norwood believes that Christians can make a bigger impact if they work together. He has experience in collaborative leadership, community organising and ecumenical mission. He studied theology in Aberdeen, served as co-chair of the Citizens UK Council, and was part of the steering group for “Christmas Starts with Christ”. He is an Anglican vicar who likes being creative.

This webinar will be hosted by the Churches Together in England Principal Officer for Pentecostal, Charismatic and Multi-cultural Relations Min. Shermara Fletcher-Hoyte and the Mission Adviser from the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales, Elliot Vanstone.

Download and share the event flyer (pdf)

Ecumenism: The Next Generation is a series of webinars aimed at young church leaders from 18 to 35, but everyone is welcome. These webinars are a strand of CTE’s work with young ecumenists alongside the awarding of grants from The Bill Snelson Young Ecumenists Fund.