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12 Years to Save the Planet?

September 16 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm

| £10

SEEFF Annual Conference 2019 Provisional Program

SEEFF Conference 2019 Registration Form

Twelve Years to Save the Planet?

SEEFF 2019 Annual Conference

University of Surrey GU2 7HX

16 September 2019 10am to 15.30pm 

In 2016, the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change commissioned a science-based report on climate change. Last October, it reported that without major action, in 12 years-time our planet will be irrevocably damaged.

During their climate protests in May 2019, the Group Extinction Rebellion called governments to “unite behind the science” to bring a swift end to the emission of greenhouse gasses and destruction of ecosystems around the world.

Pope John Paul II said that humans were put on the earth to look after everything on it. He said that God had a plan, and that we should be living in harmony with our fellow creatures, with creation and with God.

Teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg has said: “The message is clearly not getting through…

This is not a single-generation job. It is humanity’s job.”

Drawing on these and other calls to action, SEEFF’s annual conference this year will be examining faith, belief and non-faith perspectives on climate change, and the influence and impact that faith and non-faith groups can and should have on the future of our planet.

We will be bringing speakers together from different beliefs and traditions, to offer us their insights into attitudes to our common environment and responsibility for our planet. We are keen to hear from young people, and will be asking how we can best work together to maximise those twelve precious years.

The conference will be of great interest to decision-makers in environment, education, crisis management and the workplace, to faith leaders as well as the voluntary and community sector, Interfaith activists and anyone with an interest in informed responsibility for our planet’s future.

We have secured some significant speakers for our informative plenary sessions and also provide an opportunity for you to attend the Q&A Panel Session where questions to be collected during lunch break (see the Provisional Program attached for more information).

The Conference registration fee will be £10 inclusive of refreshment breaks and a vegetarian lunch. We will also ask the attendees to sign a pledge to save the planet.

Please complete the registration form and submit as early as possible, but no later than Monday 2nd September 2019, to secure your place.

Details

Date:
September 16
Time:
9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Cost:
£10

Venue

University of Surrey
Stag Hill
Guildford, GU2 7HX United Kingdom
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Website:
www.se-faithforum.net