HeartEdge Creation Care Course

The remains of Walande Island

Interested in learning more about climate change and our role as Christians in caring for the environment?

HeartEdge has developed a free 4-week Creation Care Course, giving you the opportunity to learn more about climate change, its drivers, its impacts, theological perspectives on caring for God’s Creation, and options for practical Christian climate action.

The course is divided into four sessions, each focusing on a different aspect of Creation Care.

In Week 1: Caring for Creation (17th June 2021, 16:00-17:30), we will take a theological perspective on Creation Care and tackling climate change, using bible studies and a wide range of theological resources.

In Week 2: Understanding Climate Change (24th June 2021, 16:00-17:30), we will look at climate change, its drivers, and impacts from a scientific perspective.

In Week 3: Living Climate Change – Stories from Melanesia (1st July 2021, 16:00-17:30), we will learn about the effects of climate change on people and draw upon examples of climate impacts and human responses in Melanesia.

In Week 4: Taking Action – Caring for the Environment, Caring for People (8th July 2021, 16:00-17:30), we will hear about various options for climate change mitigation and adaptation that we can take as individuals, as parishes, and as a Christian community.

To find out more and register for a zoom invite please go to https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/4-week-creation-care-course-tickets-145829458837 

Marie Schlenker

Marie Schlenker, the principal contributor of the Creation Care Course, is a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Southampton, researching climate change impacts in the Solomon Islands. Marie conducts her research in close collaboration with the Anglican Church of Melanesia and the Melanesian Mission UK. She holds a BSc in Geosciences, an MSc in Environmental Physics, and a Postgraduate Certificate in Disaster Management.

The course has further input from members of the Melanesian Mission UK and wider organisations promoting church engagement on this vital topic as we journey towards COP26.

Photo: The remains of Walande Island (Solomon Islands), an island that once hosted a population of over 1,000 people and has been eroded by the waves (Alex Leger).