Faith Communities and Environmental Activism: Day 2, summary

The highlight of the second day of the conference was a round of parallel papers. Their themes included: initiatives for environment; identity as green + Christian; environmental activism as a spiritual issue; "eco-anxiety"; environmentally engaged Buddhism; and Petroleum theologies. These sessions were followed by an open space discussion on Religion in Environmental Activism. In the evening, we have enjoyed a conference reception, drinks and dinner at the National Storytelling Centre, entertained by a skillful storyteller and one of this event's organiser Mark Borthwick. The evening was concluded by a brilliant plenary address by Andy Atkins, the CEO of A Rocha UK and former CEO of Friends of the Earth UK, on Mobilizing Churches on the Environment.