Paradise: Lost & Found, 14.30 Sunday 20th May 2012
On Sunday 20th May, we are pleased to be hosting an afternoon of thought-provoking short talks from some of your favourite Greenbelt contributors including economists, campaigners, artists and thinkers (see below for the full lineup and talk titles).
The event – which takes place at the Greenbelt offices in London – will start discussion around Greenbelt’s theme for 2012 – Saving Paradise. Each of the ten speakers will be offering ideas around how paradise was lost, and how it might be possible to recover it again.
The event runs from 14.30 – 16.30. There are limited tickets available, so book online here »
This event is proudly supported by the Jerusalem Trust
Expelled from Eden: From a garden to a city
Tamsin Omond is the founder of Climate Rush which organises mass direct actions involving hundreds of Climate Suffragettes who will step outside their comfort zone to campaign for climate action.
Chasing the moneylenders out of the temple that is our democracy…
Ann Pettifor is the part-time campaigns director for Operation Noah, the climate change campaign based at Churches Together in Britain and Ireland (CTBI).
She is also a director of Advocacy International Ltd, a consultancy that advises organisations ranging from the Global Aids Alliance to the Nigerian government.
No noise nor silence; what does Paradise sound like?
Lucy Winkett is Canon Precentor of St Paul’s Cathedral in London. She is a founding advisor of the public theology thinktank Theos, a columnist for Third Way magazine and a regular contributor on Radio 4’s Thought for the Day.
Rose Hudson Wilkin
All are welcomed in Paradise
Rev Hudson-Wilkin was ordained Deacon in 1991, and Priest in 1994. In 2007 she was appointed a chaplain to the Queen, making her one of only 36 religious leaders who are invited to officiate and preach, on occasions, at the 400-year-old Queen’s Chapel beside St. James’ Palace. People in the know say she may be the first female bishop. We hope they’re right.
Can global development deliver us a new paradise?
Paul Vallely is a writer and activist on Africa and development issues. He is an associate editor of the UK newspaper The Independent where he writes about ethical, cultural and political issues. He is also a columnist for the Church Times and Third Way magazine.
Cafe Convivencia: Finding Common Ground over Common Grounds
Abdul-Rehman Malik is London-based journalist, educator and organiser. He is currently programmes manager for the Radical Middle Way, which works – in the UK and around the world – to create platforms for open debate, critical thinking and deep spiritual reflection enabling change, promoting social justice and combating exclusion and violence. A frequent participant at Greenbelt, Abdul-Rehman is also heard regularly on BBC Radio 2’s Pause for Thought.
The Occupy Movement – a signpost to paradise?
Symon Hill was dragged by police from the steps of St Paul’s Cathedral as he prayed during the eviction of Occupy London Stock Exchange. He is associate director of the Ekklesia thinktank and author of The No-Nonsense Guide to Religion. Last year, he walked from Birmingham to London as a pilgrimage of repentance for his former homophobia.
Technology as The Gateway to Paradise?
Christopher Barnatt is Associate Professor Professor of Computing and Future Studies in Nottingham University Business School, and runs the websites ExplainingTheFuture.com and ExplainingComputers.com. He is the author of seven books including “25 Things You Need to Know About the Future”, and appears regularly on the radio.
Are We There Yet? How To Tell When You’re in Paradise
Martin Wroe writes to stay alive even when he is burying the dead. He is trying to make a new book of poems but his most recent title is The Gospel According to Everyone: ‘twelve short stories of faith and doubt, love and longing by people you may recognise from a church you’ve never been to.’ He is a trustee of the Greenbelt Festival.
Can you save Paradise with a poem?
Peter Graystone develops pioneer mission projects for the Church Army. He is the author of many books about Christianity, culture and theatre, and writes a column for the Church Times.
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