Many spiritual communities have Rules or Ways of Life involving a set of disciplines to assist believers in living out their faith in a deeper and more structured way. The Green Christian Way of Life offers a framework for living more lightly on the earth and for deeper engagement and shared encouragement. It comprises a set of four disciplines: Prayer and Devotions; Living Gently on the Earth; Public Witness; and Encouragement.
The discipline of Public Witness entails committing to action for creation care, e.g. through active involvement in local or national projects or campaigns; giving out Green Christian leaflets; speaking out, whether to friends, at church, or in other public forums; writing or speaking to MPs or organisations. All these and more are ways of Public Witness, particularly when there is some resistance. This session will focus on how this discipline has been applied in the ongoing journeys of Way of Life Companions. George will be accompanied in this session by a fellow Companion.
George Dow is Green Christian Co-Chair and the Way of Life Co-ordinator.
George lives in Penzance, Cornwall and, having spent most of his life in London working in HR, is now active in his local church, which is working towards a Green Church Kernow gold award. George also enjoys walking on the Penwith moors, landscape painting and writing poems & songs.