Jubilee for the Earth: New Rhythms, New Hope

The area of San José de León, Mutatá, Antioquia, Colombia, is rich in clean water - a great asset, but also a threat to the community, as mining companies and other interests may enter the scene to exploit or damage the natural resource. Photo: LWF/Albin Hillert
The area of San José de León, Mutatá, Antioquia, Colombia, is rich in clean water - a great asset, but also a threat to the community, as mining companies and other interests may enter the scene to exploit or damage the natural resource. Photo: LWF/Albin Hillert

A webinar to introduce the theme of the 2020 Season of Creation

(LWI) - On 8 June at 16:00 CET, the Lutheran World Federation (LWF) is co-hosting a webinar "Jubilee for the Earth: New Rhythms, New Hope", taking up this year's theme for the Season of Creation.

"It will be a chance to explore the theme in light of the global response to the COVID-19 crisis," says Rev. Dr. Chad Rimmer, Program Executive in the LWFs Department for Theology, Mission and Justice, who is one of the moderators of the webinar.

"Jubilee invites us to consider the integral relationship between the Earth and our ecological, economic, social, and political ways of living," Rimmer explains. "While the painful impact of our demands on the Earth is well-known, the need for just and sustainable systems has been underlined this year by the far-reaching effects of the global COVID-19 pandemic."

Other contributors to the webinar are

  • Martin Kopp, Chair Commission on Ecology and Climate Justice of the French Protestant Federation
  • Fr. Joshtrom Kureethadam, Coordinator Ecology and Creation Sector of the Vatican Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development
  • Ruth Valerio, Director of Global Advocacy and Influencing at Tearfund
  • Rei Crizaldo, Micah Global
  • Ruth Padilla deBorst, Latin America Theological Fellowship
  • Dave Bookless, Director of Theology, A Rocha

The Season of Creation is an ecumenical initiative, bringing Catholic, Orthodox and Protestant Christians together in celebrating a liturgical season devoted to a common human identity as creatures, and a common vocation to care for creation. The speakers and moderators are all engaged in this shared work from churches, developmental NGOs, theological institutions and advocacy organizations from across the ecumenical family and every region of the globe.

This webinar is open to all interested persons. It provides a "space for imagination about the kind of justice we might sustain if we embrace our true freedom to re-narrate our human self-understanding as God's creatures, and our common call to restore right relationships with the Earth and all beings," Rimmer concludes.

 

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