Networking Seminar

Creation Care and Christian Mission: The Gospel in Action

How should Christians respond to growing concerns over the environment? And what does this have to do with Christian mission? This seminar will explore the biblical basis for creation care before discussing how this relates practically to the church’s mission. You will hear about real-life examples of faith in action as well as discussing how to apply this in your own contexts.
About the speaker
Marcial Felgueiras

Marcial Felgueiras is an Agricultural Engineer with a master's degree in Agronomic Engineering and postgraduate qualification in Interdisciplinary Landscape Management. He participated in the Christian in the Modern World course with Rev. John Stott. He is currently the Executive Director of the Christian Environmental NGO, A Rocha Portugal. Having worked with this association since 1992, he has over the years been responsible for several areas: environmental education, scientific research and environmental advocacy. He is also a certified bird ringer. Recently, he participated in Brussels as an expert in the design of the new (Greener? Unfortunately not!!!) Common Agricultural Policy. He is married to Paula, and they have two grown up children: Beatriz, 25 and Zé, 23.

About the speaker
Hilary Marlow

Biblical scholar Dr. Hilary Marlow is a researcher, writer and speaker on the Bible and environmental issues. She is a Fellow and Graduate Tutor at Girton College, Cambridge and teaches Old Testament in the Faculty of Divinity at the University of Cambridge. Her PhD explored reading the biblical prophets in the light of environmental ethics (published by OUP in 2009), and she has authored numerous other articles and books. In her spare time Hilary is a trustee of the Christian conservation NGO, A Rocha International. She is an enthusiastic birder and relaxes by tending a small field just outside Cambridge with her husband Ian, where they grow fruit and vegetables and have nesting barn owls.

About the speaker
Las Newman

Las Newman, PhD, DD, JP is the past President of the Caribbean Graduate School of Theology (CGST) located in Kingston, Jamaica. A graduate of Tyndale University College, Toronto, and the University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, he holds a PhD in Mission Studies from the Oxford Centre for Mission Studies/University of Wales. His teaching and research interests are in the areas of interactions between Christianity and Social Change, Theology and Environment, and African and Caribbean Histories. He currently serves as the Global Associate Director for Regions for the Lausanne Movement and was one of the principal organizers and host of the Lausanne Global Consultation on “Creation Care and the Gospel” in Jamaica in 2012. The consultation issued the "Jamaica Statement on Creation Care: A Call to Action" (https://www.lausanne.org/content/statement/creation-care-call-to-action) and published its findings in a book, "Creation Care and the Gospel: Reconsidering the Mission of the Church" (2016) (https://www.lausanne.org/content/creation-care-and-the-gospel-2). This was launched in London on 6 June 2016.