Dr Rowan Williams speaks on ‘Soil & Soul’
Former Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams, is bringing his response and passion for the natural world to Sussex. His much anticipated talk, comes in the wake of the recent ’ publication of the encyclical from Pope Francis, ‘Laudato Si’ which is subtitled ‘Care of our common home’ and is addressed to ‘every person living on this planet.’ In it Pope Francis calls us to an ecological conversion, to care for our world and to praise God for the gifts of creation.
Rowan also highlights the greatest threats facing us today: climate change, growing global inequality and the destruction of nature and this is also important because of its’ timing – in December, international leaders will meet in Paris to secure a global climate deal.
The former archbishop has spoken out in the past about his fears about climate change and has blamed our western lifestyle for ‘pushing the environment towards crisis’, but as yet, no-one from the Anglican church has officially responded directly to what the Pope has said.
The event takes place at 7pm on Friday 2 October 2015, at Firle Place, near Lewes. For tickets to Rowan Williams exciting event, priced £10, which must be purchased in advance, please click here.
It’s good to see that a (former but still influential) senior member of the Anglican church is is puting their weight behind this. Let’s hope their influence spreads – with our help!
This is wonderful. As a Christopagan, I am Episcopal (American Anglican) and a Druid in OBOD, I am always thrilled to to hear of such things. I heard Lord Williams speak at our Cathedral in Seattle WA just three months ago and spoke with him briefly. If I had seen that picture prior, I would have asked him about his experiences with Druidry in general and OBOD in particular.
Rowan Williams was inducted into the Welsh Eisteddfod – the Welsh druid group, not OBOD Rich! 🙂
Still! That’s a good thing.
PS OBOD would be better, but you can’t have everything 🙂