Uniting Church Chaplaincy and Armidale Uniting Church are hosting a forum on faith and climate change on Thursday, 23 August. The same session will be run twice – once at 3.00 pm in the Youth Centre Lounge at the Uniting Church, 114 Rusden Street (opposite Civic Video) and once at 7 pm in the Drummond and Smith College Main Seminar Room.
Update 27 July
Note that the afternoon session time has changed from the originally advertised 2.30 pm.
Emeritus Prof Barry Leal, Coordinator, Earth Ministry, Uniting Church in Australia, based at Denistone Uniting Church and Macquarie University, will speak on God and Climate Change.
Barry is a former Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) at Macquarie University and Vice-Chancellor, University of Southern Queensland. He has a PhD in Theology and is the author of three books on faith and the environment:
- Wilderness in the Bible. Towards a Theology of Wilderness with Particular Reference to place (New York, Peter Lang, 2004).
- The Environment and Christian Faith. An Introduction to Ecotheology (Strathfield, St Pauls, 2004.)
- Through Ecological Eyes. Reflections on Christianityâ€™s Environmental Credentials (Strathfield, St Pauls, 2006.)
Glen Klatovsky, National Carbon Business Manager for Greening Australia, will speak on Carbon Trading – what it is, why we do it and what role individuals might take in carbon trading.
Glen has fulfilled a range of roles in the environment movement in Australia, including Conservation Director (Advocacy) for WWF-Austalia; Sustainable Landscapes Manager for WWF-Australia; NSW Manager for The Wilderness Society and National Forests Campaigner for The Wilderness Society. He has worked closely with the Wentworth Group of Concerned Scientists and was a member of the Premier’s Native Vegetation Reform Implementation Group in NSW. He is also a graduate of UNE.
Entry to both sessions is free and open to all interested people, there will be an opportunity to ask questions of the speakers both during the formal proceedings and informally over tea and coffee afterwards.