Christians care about God's Creation; however, from experience, the message from many advocates, including us in the Church, can inadvertently come across as out-of-touch, negative, judgmental, problems-focused & even alienating to many Christians.
The workshop will provide participants with an alternative way to reframe climate & creation care communications and conversations among Christians.
This alternative approach is centred around shared values, positive framing and solutions, so that messaging emphasises hope and agency & is communicated in a respectful & effective way.
The suggested reframed messaging has been developed to assist clergy & lay people involved in communications to more effectively engage Christians who are unsure where they stand or may be ambivalent.
Peter Branjerdporn supports the Social Responsibilities Committee at ACSQ where he engages Christians in a range of justice spaces. He became engaged in the climate space after volunteering as a pharmacist in 2012 on the Myanmar border, witnessing firsthand the effects of flooding on local communities.
Michelle McDonald works for ACSQ as Editor of anglican focus and Communications Specialist. Michelle is a descendent of the Wiradjuri people and a granddaughter of graziers. She became actively engaged in the climate space in 2014 upon finding out the impacts of damage to the climate on farmers.
The Very Rev’d Dr Peter Catt is Anglican Dean of Brisbane. He has a PhD in microbiology & was a scientist before being ordained. Damage to the climate first came to his attention in the 1980s when his farmer uncle commented on how weather changes were impacting his crops. Peter has since become increasingly engaged in the climate & creation care space at local and national levels.
Friday 23 April 2021
9.30 am to 12 noon AEST
Register by: 5 pm AEST Tuesday 20 April
Contact: Peter Branjerdporn via firstname.lastname@example.org or 0431606432