The Synod of Quebec & Eastern Ontario

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Synod 2021

    • what:
        a three-day conference on
          Climate Change:
          What can I do?
          Christian Caring
          for Creation

    • when: October 14-16, 2021

    • where: online, via Zoom

    • who?
        keynote speaker
        Dr. Norman Wirzba, author, academic, caring Christian. He is Professor of Christian Theology and Ethics at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina. Read Dr. W's bio here. More info can also be found on Dr. W's website here. Dr. Wirzbe will address the theme in three plenary sessions, Thursday evening, Friday afternoon and Saturday morning.
        (see agenda below)
               
               
    register here:



    https://bit.ly/3jicYcJ



    Questions?

    qeosynod.pcc@gmail.com

    • what else?
        Climate Change Town Hall (Friday evening)
          Dr. Wirzba will join a panel moderated by Thomas Mulcair of David Heurtel, former Quebec Minister of the Environment and Climate Change, Dr. Jessica Moerman, environmental scientist and Dr. Caroline Begg, ecological agriculture professor, to discuss the Conference theme followed by thirty minutes of Q & A from the audience.

    • how much? (more detail)

      • Basic Registration, CA$25.00: all-conference access plus a charitable donation receipt

      • Premium Registration, CA$50.00: all-conference access plus a charitable donation receipt, book and study guide

      • Town Hall Only, CA$25.00: admission to Friday evening town hall

      • Advanced Study, [CANCELLED] Free: all-conference access plus book, study guide for those participating in advance recording sessions



    Conference resources:

    • poster (image above):   pdf   ·   Word (docx)

    • PowerPoint slide (pptx)

    • promotional video, for use in your congregation, youth group, Presbytery, wherever you think there may be interest

      conference video


    Agenda:

      Thursday evening

      • 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.: Plenary Session: "What Kind of World Are We In?"
      • 8:00 - 8:30 p.m.: Q&A with Dr. Wirzba

      Friday afternoon

      • 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.: Plenary Session What is the Point of the World?
      • 4:00 - 4:45 p.m.: Q&A with Dr. Wirzba

      Friday evening, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.: Climate Change Town Hall

        Dr. Wirzba will join a panel moderated by Thomas Mulcair of David Heurtel, former Quebec Minister of the Environment and Climate Change, Dr. Jessica Moermann, environmental scientist and Dr. Caroline Begg, ecological agriculture professor, to discuss the Conference theme including thirty minutes of Q & A from the audience.

      Saturday morning:

      • 9:30 - 10:15 a.m.: Plenary Session. "Eating Our Way to Heaven"
      • 10:15 - 11:00 a.m.: Q&A with Dr. Wirzba



    Synod Business Meeting (for all members of Synod)

      reminder: the opening service of worship includes communion - please have your elements (bread and wine/juice) prepared prior to the meeting

    • Friday morning (15-oct-2021), 9:30 - 12:30
    • Saturday afternoon, 1:00 p.m. on (was not required)

      Reports:

 

 

 

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updated 16-oct-2021