logo_conf1st Green Church Conference

An ecumenical event to share a new calling in the Church: stewardship of creation.

 

Thanks to all 150 participants,

to the volunteers, to workshop presenters, to St-Charles Church, to St.Columba House...

 

 

st-charlesREVIEW

of February 9, 2010 at Saint-Charles Church

green church in Pointe-Saint-Charles (Montreal)

 

 

In the morning, there was a keynote address by Mr. André Beauchamp intitled "A Time for New Hope" followed by a workshop on Environmental Action (recycling, energy efficiency...). In the afternoon, there was a first workshop on Environmental Awareness (green tips, eco-fairs...) and another on Christian Ecology (Bible, saints, theology...). The conference finished with an ecumenical liturgy "Praise God through creation".

 

This conference was a success. It gave first steps to a theological reflection on Creation and it also gave concrete examples to be stewards of the environment.  The Conference gave great tools so every Christian community can develop activities and projects in respect of creation. Press Release.  

Our honoured guests were:

  • Fr. Andre Beauchamp, keynote speaker, theologian and environmentalist
  • Mgr. Jacques Berthelet, bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Saint-Jean-Longueuil
  • Rev. Arlen Bonnar, Secretary of the Montreal Presbytery in the United Church of Canada
  • R. Rev. Barry Clarke, bishop of the Anglican Diocese of Montreal
  • Mgr. Andre Tiphane, episcopal vicar, sent by Cardinal Turcotte, archbishop of Catholic Diocese of Montreal
  • A video from Mrs Mardi Tindal, moderator of the United Church of Canada
  • A letter from Mrs Line Beauchamp, minister of Sustainable Development in Quebec

 

Useful Tools

Introduction and Keynote address

Workshop « Environmental ACTION »

Workshop « Environmental AWARENESS »

Workshop « CHRISTIAN ECOLOGY »

Worship on the theme of Creation

Note: To consult tools in French presented at the conference, click here.

Photo Album 

colloque_n_levesque colloque_a_beauchamp colloque_participants

 

A few comments

"My Sincere Thanks and Deepest Congratulations on yesterdays Conference. The Service to conclude tied together the various streams of thought and action described in the talks and workshops, and was itself a Superb Religious Experience, Spiritually moving with a real sense of the Father, Son and Holy Ghost being our Inspiration and Driving Force to Preserve and Nurture God’s World and Universe.

The Service saved us from thinking we can achieve anything on our own. St. Columba House also showed us those who are ill, poor in mind and spirit, outside the norms of Society being cared for by true dedicated humble Christians. My Congratulations and Prayers for the Green Church Project." - Tony