How does the Christian faith speak into current debates about health sciences, technology, the climate crisis and distributive justice? How are church leaders engaging these intersections? USPG, in collaboration with scientists and theologians from around the world, is exploring these questions through a series of four webinars in February 2022. These aim to bring ordinands, new clergy and lay ministers from across the Anglican Communion together virtually to listen, respond and be inspired to go out together in ministry, better equipped to confront some of the most difficult challenges of our time.
Register to be a part of these informative, interactive webinars where you will join with participants from across the Anglican Communion.
Webinars will take place on:
Thursday 3 February 19.30 hrs (UTC): Health Science and Faith
Dr Anne Richards, National Adviser: Mission Theology, New Religious Movements and Alternative Spiritualities, The Church of England
Dr Mwai Makoka, Programme Executive for Health and Healing, World Council of Churches, Geneva
Thursday 10 February, 19.30 hrs (UTC): Technology and Faith
Professor Jolyon Mitchell, Director of the Centre for Theology and Public Issues, University of Edinburgh
Rev'd Jacqui Rivas, Minister at Gracepoint Church, Johannesburg, Methodist Church of Southern Africa
Thursday 17 February, 19.30 hrs (UTC): The Climate Crisis and Faith
Karenna Gore, Founder and Executive Director of the Center for Earth Ethics at Union Theological Seminary in New York
Dr George Zachariah, Wesley Lecturer in Theological Studies, Trinity Methodist Theological College of St John the Evangelist, Auckland, New Zealand and
Thursday 24 February, 19.30 hrs (UTC): Distributive Justice and Faith.
Dr Kortright Davies, Professor of Theology at Howard University School of Divinity
Dr Eve Parker, Postdoctoral Research Associate in Theology and Religion, Durham University