11 May – Pastoral care for climate change – Jessica Morthorpe

Join the meeting online via ZOOM.

At CCL Australia’s May Monthly Meeting, Uniting Earth Advocate Jessica Morthorpe will talk about her work with ministers, priests, chaplains, pastoral care practitioners and church leaders showing how religious leaders can prepare to provide pastoral care and support in the context of a changing climate.

With qualifications in environmental science, marketing and theology, Jessica is passionate about advocating for the environment and action on climate change, particularly with communities of faith.

She is the founder and director of the Five Leaf Eco-Awards, an ecumenical environmental change program for churches and religious organisations; and a Uniting Earth Advocate with Uniting NSW/ACT.

She is currently planning a one-day conference to train those with pastoral care responsibilities to provide support in the context of climate change.

More info here: https://www.facebook.com/events/2084393374975689/


About the Conference

Ministers, Priests, Chaplains, Pastoral Care Practitioners and Church Leaders – this one is for you!

Church members – you want your minister to come to this!

Did you know that Climate Change is increasing individual and societal anxiety, depression, existential dread and solastalgia?

Have you experienced the increased conflict it can create in couples, families and congregations?

Australians are worried about climate change, what it means for their own futures, and what it means for the health and safety of their children. They are looking for hope and support in these difficult times.

This training, including experts from around Australia, will be an opportunity to share experiences of climate anxiety you have encountered, and to discuss how best to provide pastoral care in an age of climate change and global ecological destruction.

This will be a full, one-day event, with an additional free evening public lecture open to the public. The program will be available soon.

For more information contact organisers Uniting Earth Advocate Jessica Morthorpe and Dr Byron Smith at jmorthorpe (at) uniting.org

To join the conversation beforehand, visit this group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/329376501219273/

Join the meeting online via ZOOM or at a local CCL Australia group, contact us at info@ccl.org.au to find one near you. Members and friends are all welcome.

Join our Monthly Guest Speakers on Zoom from a computer, tablet or smartphone: PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: Enter https://citizensclimate.zoom.us/j/3920795005

Or Telephone: Dial 02 8015 2088 then enter the Meeting ID: 3920795005 into your phone keypad.

Note: If you need to improve your audio/video quality, download the Zoom app, and if required close other applications and web browser windows. Your audio may be muted by default on this video conference until the end.