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CHRISTIAN ECOLOGY LINK: 5th to 7th July 2002

A Series of CEL Events in Sheffield

Either come for the full weekend programme, with accommodation in University Halls of Residence, or join us for one or more of the following events.

Friday 5th July:CEL Academic Seminar with formal academic papers.
Download as pdf file or rtf file
This costs £40 if paid by 31 May or £50 if paid after 1st June

Friday 5th July 8.00 pm: Public Debate: 'Worldly Goods: God's Blessing or Curse?'

Saturday 6th July: Day Conference
While Stocks Last? Christians, Consumerism and Creation
           Details             Booking form           This costs £18. Please book as soon as possible

Sunday 7th July: Walk in the Peak District National Park or Visit to the Earth Centre. Both locations are easily reached by train from Sheffield.

Christian Ecology Link, 3, Bond Street, Lancaster, LA1 3ER, UK. (01524 36241)

Booking form for Conference of 6 July described below
Pdf file of Poster of Information Below

While Stocks Last?: Christians, Consumerism & Creation

University of Sheffield, 10.30 am to 5.30 pm

CEL Annual Members' Meeting
9.30 am - 10.15 am
Conference Registration: 10.30 am
Conference Opens: 11 am


Rt Hon John Gummer, MP
Chairman of the Oxford Commission on Sustainable Consumption
'Sustainable Consumption'

Sir John Houghton
Co-Chair of Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Scientific Assessment Working Group
'Global Warming: a challenge to Christians' lifestyles?'

Prof. John Rogerson
Emeritus Professor of Biblical Studies, University of Sheffield
Biblical Perspectives on Consumption

Rev Christine Jones
Director of Studies, Urban Theology Unit
Ecology and Inner City Issues

Dr Tim Cooper
Head of the Centre for Sustainable Consumption, Sheffield Hallam University
Waste and Our 'Ecological Footprints'.

Ruth Conway
Author: Choices at the Heart of Technology
Sustainable Consumption in the Context of the Earth Summit

Dr Simon Shackley
Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research, Manchester
Obstacles to Cutting Fossil Fuel Use

Ruth Jarman & Paul Bodenham
CEL Energy Campaign Team
Operation Noah and CEL's Church Energy Campaign

Dr Euan McPhee
Lecturer, Ecologist & Smallholder
Living Simply

Sarah Darby
Environmental Change Institute, University of Oxford
Domestic Consumption choices and Possibilities

Richard Buckley
Christian Aid Area Co-ordinator (S. & E. Yorks)
Globalisation: good or bad?

Cost: 18 (includes Saturday Conference fee and vegetarian lunch). People are welcome to come for the full weekend programme, with accommodation in University Halls of Residence, or to join us for one or more of the events. See below for details of accommodation costs, more information about the events on Friday and Sunday, and to book a place at the Saturday Conference.

Booking is essential for the Saturday Conference.


Academic Seminar: 10.30am
Consumption, Christianity and Creation
An interdisciplinary seminar with around 20 academic papers.
Keynote address: the Rt Rev James Jones, Bishop of Liverpool.
Sheffield Hallam University. 10.30 am to 4.30 pm. Cost 40 (tbc).
Academic Seminar as pdf and as rtf
Further details. 0114 225 2864 or

Public Debate: 8.00 pm
Victoria Hall Methodist Church, central Sheffield.
7.30 pm onwards: Refreshments & Bookstall.
The Question to be debated is:
Worldly Goods: God's Blessing or Curse?
Donations on the door to cover costs. There is no need to book. Further details: 0114 244 3394 (evenings) or

9.30 am - 10.15 am
Stephenson Building, Oakholme Road, University of Sheffield.
CEL's Annual Members' Meeting is FREE and open to all to attend. However, those wishing to stay on for the Saturday Conference must book a place on the booking form below.

Walk in the Peak National Park from Edale
The walk, in beautiful surroundings, will be led by a National Park Ranger.
Visit the Earth Centre at Conisborough
The Earth Centre is one of Britain's most innovative visitor attractions. A guided tour will be arranged.
Departure for both these events from Sheffield railway station. Further details will be sent to all who book for the conference. You will need to pay your own fares and admission costs.

The Conference is being held at the Stephenson Building, Oakholme Road, Sheffield, (part of the University of Sheffield). The number 60 bus runs every 10 minutes from Sheffield railway station to a stop 10 minutes walk from the conference venue. Travel directions and a draft programme will be sent to all who book.


Rooms are available at the Stephenson Hall of Residence for people wishing to stay overnight. The cost is 57 for Friday or Saturday night bed and breakfast and evening meal, plus the Conference fee (including lunch). To stay over Friday and Saturday the cost is 96 which includes a meal on both evenings.
Contact details for more information
Christian Ecology Link, 3, Bond Street, Lancaster, LA1 3ER, UK. 01524 36241 or 01428 723747.
Bursaries may be available on application for students and those on low income.

A Rocha UK, Baptist Union of Great Britain (Mission Department), Board for Social Responsibility of the Church of England, Christian Aid, Christians Aware, Columbans (Faith & Justice), EcoCongregation/Encams, Environmental Issues Network of Churches Together in Britain & Ireland, Ethical Consumer Magazine, Global Action Plan, Institute of Consumer Sciences, John Ray Initiative, Methodist Church (Church & Society Section), Life Style Movement, Modern Churchpeoples Union, Newman Association, Pax Christi, Quaker Green Action, Secretary for Environmental Justice (Catholic Bishops' Conference of England & Wales), Student Christian Movement, Tearfund, Urban Theology Unit (Sheffield), United Reformed Church (Church & Society).


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