IT’S TIME TO REGISTER!
Registration is now open across the country for participation in the Green Churches Forum 2017 on May 11th in Ottawa at Saint Paul University. Some 200+ participants are expected to attend this day-long event featuring a keynote speech, workshops, kiosks and a prayer service on "Celebrating the Spirit of Creation". Christians of all denominations will share their best environmental practices and rediscover a Christian spirituality mindful of our close relationship with God’s Creation.
Canada's Minister of Environment and Climate Change, the Honourable Catherine McKenna, will be present to show her support for Canadian churches of all denominations as spiritual and moral leaders in their efforts to reduce their ecological footprint. Keynote speaker, the Right Rev. Mark MacDonald, will open the Forum. He became the Anglican Church of Canada’s first National Indigenous Bishop in 2007 and is also a third order Franciscan. Bishop MacDonald has contributed to many publications, including "Holy Ground: A Gathering of Voices on Caring for Creation".
The introductory presentation by this spiritual and ecological leader will be followed by workshops on topics related to spirituality, education and action. During the break for a “green” lunch, it will be possible to visit the kiosks of various ecological organizations that work as stewards of Creation. Other workshops will be presented after lunch, and the day will end with a beautiful ecumenical celebration.
This fourth Forum organized by the Green Churches Network follows those held in Montreal (2010), Drummondville (2012) and Quebec City (2015). Begun in 2006 in Montreal, the Green Churches Network presently numbers more than 60 churches of various denominations. As the mission of the organization covers Canada in its entirety, the National Capital is the best choice for a meeting site in this anniversary year.
The theme of our Forum is "Celebrating the Spirit of Creation". We want to celebrate in conjunction with the celebrations taking place throughout the National Capital for Canada's 150th anniversary. As believers, we see Creation manifested in abundance in our home and native land. This event will also be a testimonial of thanksgiving for the beauty and greatness of God's work in our country from coast to coast to coast.
To register for the Green Churches Forum 2017 visit http://forum.greenchurches.ca
or contact us at 1-844-490-6464 (toll free).