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April 2022 Diversity Lecture from the Newbold College Diversity Centre

(7:30 p.m. British Summer Time; 2:30 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time; 11:30 a.m. Pacific Daylight Time)


Semester theme: Faith and Environmental Action—Diverse Responses

Lecture title: L is for Lifestyle—Christian Choices that Don’t Cost the Earth

Lecturer: Ruth Valerio, Global Advocacy and Influencing Director for Tearfund

“I do my best to practice what I preach, and over the years we have had a lot of fun experimenting with ways of living as lightly as possible,” says Ruth. She will share some of those practical ways of living during her lecture.

Her work as an environmentalist and theologian, a social activist, writer and popular speaker, expresses her vision to inspire and equip Christians to a whole-life response to poverty. Her goal is to build a movement that brings about lasting change on the environmentally rooted issues that impact the poorest and most vulnerable people.

She particularly longs to see the culture of churches change so that caring for God’s Earth becomes an integral part of church life, rather than an optional extra. In her previous job at A Rocha, she spearheaded Eco Church, a movement where the vision is for churches of all denominations to care for creation as an integral part of loving their neighbors and following God faithfully.

Ruth holds a doctorate from King’s College, London and honorary doctorates from the Universities of Winchester and Chichester and is Canon Theologian at Rochester Cathedral. You can find a list of her books and publications and more on her website

Register for this event. An interactive Q&A will follow the lecture please note, only registrants to the webinar will be able to submit their questions.

See previous lectures at the Newbold Diversity Centre website.

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