Woke Bible Study: is God an environmentalist?

Tuesday 23 January
19:00-20:30 (UK time)

Photograph of an ancient tree showing massive roots and light shining through the branches

The Jewish and Christian Bibles are both clear: humans are to treat the creation with care, respect, and humility. In this session, we’ll explore this “divine environmentalism” through the lenses of the Bible, Christian theology, and Quaker tradition.

The Bible is, despite claims to the contrary, an environmentalist text, from the emphasis on the Divine love for – and Presence throughout – the universe, to the oft-repeated human responsibility to care for all of creation. We will learn how the Bible’s environmentalism can offer tools for engaging in the vital work of climate justice.

In this session, we will explore how this emphasis is often overlooked and ignored, including exploring the common misinterpretations of the Bible’s ecological teaching. Using Quaker theological and interpretive tools, you will be invited to consider how to integrate both Biblical environmentalism, and Quaker theology and spirituality, into own your work for climate justice.

This course will involve:

DiscussionOnline Learning MaterialsZoom Session

Accessibility info:

On the booking form, there is a chance for you to let us know about any accessibility or communication adjustments that will enable you to participate more fully in the course. Automated Zoom closed captions are available for all live sessions but if you feel you require more accurate closed captioning please email us directly in addition to booking.

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