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A sustainable future? A serious look at the Sustainability Development Goals

A day conference looking at the UN's new Sustainability Development Goals (running from 2015-2030), how they might help guide us towards a sustainable future, and what an appropriate Christian response might be. Run by the John Ray Initiative in association with ForMission, A Rocha UK and Micah Global. Birmingham, 5 March 2016.

 

 

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On Tuesday 1 December, the UK’s leading environmental theologianProfessor Michael Northcott (University of Edinburgh) spoke in Cambridge on ‘The Paris Climate Summit: A Theological Response’. The Paris Summit, just under way on 1 December, is the hugely important United Nations conference on how to address the urgent issue of climate change. The event was hosted by St Paul’s Church Eco-congregation Committee in partnership with KLICE.

Colin Bell spoke on a Christian perspective on the environment at a 'multi-faith climate change event' organised by Cambridge Carbon Footprint on 8 February 2015.


KLICE is signatory for Lausanne Movement's 'Call to Action'

KLICE agreed to be an institutional signatory for the Lausanne Global Consultation on Creation Care and the Gospel: Call to Action. Further details on this are available on the Lausanne Movement website here.

 


'Big Society - Bigger Nature?': October 1, 2011

60 people attended this conference on civil society, big society and the ecological crisis, organised by Dr Peter Scott, director of the Lincoln Theological Institute, University of Manchester. The event was co-sponsored by KLICE and two other organisations. Jonathan Chaplin gave a lecture entitled 'Can "nature" tell us how big society should be?'

 


Sustainability in Crisis, Cambridge, September 2011

This major conference was the culmination of a 3-year project jointly with the Faraday Institute. Aimed at practitioners, academics and policy-makers, 'Sustainability in Crisis' was an interdisciplinary, international, and inter-faith conference on the contribution of Christianity and other major world faiths to diagnosing and addressing issues of sustainability in consumption, production and governance.
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Audios of the sessions are in our Resources section (below).

Visit the conference blog for pre-conference reflections and post-conference follow-up.

Media coverage: here and here and here and here.

Read Guardian posting on 'Earth Day' by project staff member Colin Bell.

 

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Audios of the Sustainability in Crisis Conference sessions can be found starting from this page on the Faraday Institute website.

Sustainable Growth Paul Ekins
Ann Pettifor
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Panel on 
Sustainable Growth

Tim Cooper,
Mawil Izzi Dien
Laszlo Zsolnai

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Sustainable Consumption Bill McKibben Watch
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Panel on
Sustainable Consumption

Tom Crompton
Satish Kumar
Ruth Valerio

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Sustainable Production Juliet Davenport Watch
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Panel on
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Cal Bailey
Harfiyah Haleem
Roy Tindle
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Spirituality and
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Satish Kumar Watch
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Governing for Sustainability Paul Chambers Watch
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Panel on
Governing for Sustainability
Andy Atkins
Douglas Crawford-Brown
Peter Melchett
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Religion and Sustainability
in Global Perspective
Fazlun Khalid
Elaine Storkey
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Public Lecture:
Faith in a Sustainable Future
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Ethics in Brief

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'Hope for Creation' Project

KLICE is a partner in an ambitious three-year project on environmental theology and ethics, in partnership with the Faraday Institute for Science and Religion, St. Edmund’s College, Cambridge.  For more information see the Projects page.

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1. KLICE Comment June 2017 on why churches should sponsor refugee families.

2. Latest Ethics in Brief - Why Do Humans Allow Suffering: Towards a Better Theology of 'Natural' Disasters Roger Abbott

3. KLICE News June 2017.

4. Faith, Energy and Society workshop report published.

5Three responses to Philip Sampson's article on hunting plus author reply, here.