Thu 22 Oct - More Questions than Answers
When: Thursday 22nd October 2020, 7.30-9pm
Where: Online via Zoom
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More Question than Answers is an experimental reflective space in which to consider the theological questions that are raised by the current crisis. Each time we meet, we invite different academics to kick off the conversation and stimulate our thinking by sharing their emerging reflections with us. There is then time for us to respond to their input and discuss together.? This month we will be joined by Ruth Valerio. At the end of the conversation, it’s likely we’ll still have more questions than answers but hopefully we’ll have captured some initial theological responses that, going forward, will enrich our experience, inform our questions and help frame our thinking.
To sign up visit: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/122959233377
Confirmation of your registration will be emailed to you. It will contain a link which says 'Click to connect to Zoom for 'More Questions than Answers' which will take you through to the Zoom meeting on the night.
Ruth Valerio is an environmentalist and theologian, social activist and author.
She is Global Advocacy and Influencing Director for Tearfund and carries a vision to inspire and equip Christians to a whole-life response to poverty, helping build a movement that brings about lasting change on the issues that impact the poorest and most vulnerable.
She has a particular interest in environmental issues and longs to see the culture of the Church change so that caring for God’s earth becomes an integral part of church life, rather than an optional extra. To that end, before Tearfund, she was Churches and Theology Director for A Rocha UK, a Christian charity that works for the protection and restoration of the natural world, where she spearheaded Eco Church.
Academically, Ruth has a theology degree from Cambridge and a doctorate from Kings College London, in which she looked at simplicity and consumerism and particularly at the relationship between Thomas Aquinas’ virtues of temperance and justice. She also holds honorary doctorates from the Universities of Winchester and Chichester and is currently Canon Theologian at Rochester Cathedral.