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09 February 2011

TV vicar to speak at Christian Ecology Link event

TV vicar to speak at Christian Ecology Link event

The Revd Peter Owen-Jones, the whole nation's media chaplain, will be sharing from the heart at a Green Christian London conference End of the Age of Thorns on 5 March 2011.

He will be opening up about having a new relationship with money, and how we can survive the credit, jobs and planet crunches by digging for our spiritual roots.

In his BBC TV odyssey, Britain's favourite vicar tried living without his cheque book in the series How to Live a Simple Life, and travelled the world to peer into the human soul in the fascinating Around the World in 80 Faiths.

Now he comes back down to Earth in central London, bringing his unique, accessible style of presentation, to share the good news of life after money-making, in an all-day conference organised by Christian Ecology Link.

The programme for the End of the Age of Thorns features a wide range of talks and workshops asking questions about the ecology of money and life after mass marketing. What are the green shoots nurturing a new economics? Is there prosperity without growth? And can society grow up and leave consumerism behind?

Sustainability expert Professor Tim Cooper will lead a group learning the fundamentals of Green Economics; Ashley Ralston will guide a process looking at shopping as if the planet mattered; and Ruth Jarman will host a workshop on greening up the day-to-day life of church communities.

The Christian Ecology Link Conference takes place from 11am to 5pm on Saturday, 5 March, at St John's Church, Waterloo Road, London, SE1 8TY.

Tickets cost £20 for non-CEL members, £15 for CEL members and £5 for the first 20 students aged under-25. Visit the website to book your place.