The Christian Approach to Catastrophe - Symposium 2020
1. ‘State of Nature'
Andy Lester - Conservation Director
A Rocha UK
Andy is a Chartered Environmentalist, with a background in ecology, economics and the corporate sector. With the assistance of specialist staff, interns and community volunteers, Andy has led conservation work at A Rocha UK’s nature reserves Wolf Fields and Foxearth.
2. ‘The End Times: Revelation and Catastrophe'
Rev Dr Simon Woodman is Minister of Bloomsbury Central Baptist Church in the West End of London, and the Free Church Chaplain at King's College London. He grew up in Sevenoaks in Kent, and has degrees from Sheffield, Bristol and Cardiff Universities. He has previously been a market stall holder on Camden Market, a Baptist Minister in Bristol, a Tutor at South Wales Baptist College, and a lecturer at Cardiff University. He is married to Liz.
3. ‘Future Medical Disasters'
Dr John Day is Consultant in Infectious Diseases & Tropical Medicine at Southend University Hospital, Essex and Honorary Senior Lecturer at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, University of London. He previously worked in Zimbabwe and South Africa, developing HIV and TB services amongst gold miners. He and his family are part of Tower Hamlets Community Church in East London.
4. ‘The Uncontrolling Love of God' - and Interview with Thomas Jay Oord
Thomas Jay Oord is a theologian, philosopher, and scholar of multi-disciplinary studies. Oord is a best-selling and award-winning author, having written or edited more than twenty-five books. A twelve-time Faculty Award-winning professor, Oord teaches at institutions around the globe. He is the director of the Center for Open and Relational Theology. Oord is known for his contributions to research on love, open and relational theology, science and religion, and the implications of freedom and relationships for transformation.
2020 Annual General Meeting - followed the symposium at 3pm via Zoom
Agenda for Annual General Meeting - 16th May 2020 (online via Zoom, please sign up to mailing list to recieve an invitation)
1 - Chairman - the Rev. Dr. R. H. Allaway
2 - Minutes of previous AGM 18th May 2019 have been published in Faith&Thought and are also available here.
3 - To approve the re-election of the:
4 - The annual accounts, which are available here, will be presented by the Hon. Treasurer, Rev. John Buxton, for approval and to appoint auditors.
5 - Academic Grant award - Council are recommending the award of an academic grant to an applicant who is studying for a PhD on 'General revelation and the common grace of God: their place in a Christian theology of religions'
6 - Amendments fo Constitution and adoption of Finance and Probity Policy - both have been available on the website here for several weeks
7 - Symposium 2021 - we are planning a symposium to consider 'Alternative Visions of Doing Church'