We live on an amazing planet. The number of currently living species has recently been estimated at 8.7 million, give or take 1.3 million, yet 95% of all the species that have ever lived are thought to have become extinct over time.
As Christians, we believe that God not only created everything, but is actively involved in his creation, so it is important to understand how ecosystems work, how ecological communities are structured, how species come and go and how humans impact the world.
Scientific understanding helps us to be ‘planetwise’ * and to be effective stewards. *(title of a book by Revd Dave Bookless)
Speaker: Godfrey Armitage is the Diocesan Environment Officer for the Diocese of Coventry; he taught Ecology and Conservation at Warwick University for some years and is a tutor for the Christian Rural and Environmental Studies (CRES) Certificate.
Friday 11th June, noon-1pm.