PROGRAMME

Here is the draft Programme for “Creation: ecology, theology, revolution” conference (Common Ground 2018). Start – end times for some activities on Saturday may change closer to the conference.

The Conference opens at 3.00 pm on Friday  7 September.


COMMON GROUND 2018 CONFERENCE PROGRAMME – download pdf


Friday 7 September
From 12.30 pm: Registration + Afternoon tea
3.00 pm:
CONFERENCE OPENS
Pōwhiri
Introduction, scene setting: Progressive Christianity history and theology

GUEST SPEAKERS
Hon Grant Robertson MP—”Living Standards Framework—Triple bottom line of people, environment, economy
Matt Matāmua—”Wellbeing for Tangata Whenua in Aotearoa”
FACILITATED Q&A
Summary—Housekeeping—Liturgy

6.00 – 7.15 pm
DINNER—own expense—at local venues

7.30 – 9.00 pm
MOVIE: Living the Change
 
Saturday 8 September
9.00 am
Welcome—Housekeeping—Liturgy
GUEST SPEAKERS
Dr Emily Colgan: “A Place to Call Home? Reading the Bible from the Perspective of Earth”
Small group discussion & questions
Prof Martin Manning: “One Earth, One Future, One People”
Small group discussion & questions

12.45 pm
LUNCH—provided by Blue Carrot

1.30 – 3.30 pm
WORKSHOPS
Creating down to earth prayers—Bronwyn Angela White
Earthed! Progressive Funerals—Rev Dr Jim Cunningham
Full Immersion: Jungian slow release from Christian ties that bind—Sande Ramage
Labyrinth
Guided local walks—Botanical Gardens, Bolton Street Cemetery, “He Tohu” at National Library

Visit the bookshop!

4.00 pm
Singing hymns with progressive lyrics—led by Ray Coats
PANEL CONVERSATION: How we “do” Progressive Christianity—facilitated by Rev Adrian Skelton
Singing hymns with progressive lyrics—led by Ray Coats
 
from 6.30 pm
Drinks and nibbles
CONFERENCE DINNER and Entertainment by Stuart Coats

Sunday 9 September
10.00 am
CHURCH SERVICE
Morning tea

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