On Saturday 7 March 2020, JPIT’s National Conference ‘Renewal and Rebellion: Faith, Economy and Climate’ took place in Derby. We welcomed over 300 people to creatively explore our response to the climate crisis, and how the economy has a part to play in our impact on creation.
Barry Gardiner MP, Shadow Secretary of State for International Trade
Katherine Trebeck, Wellbeing Economist
Anthony Reddie, Director of Oxford Centre for Religion and Culture
Christine Allen, Director of CAFOD
Ross Greer, Green MSP
Revd Lucy Berry, Poet-in-Residence
Check out the highlights from our conference below:
Audio and video recordings of several of the workshops are now available:
Catch up with the video live stream of our plenary sessions on our Facebook page, or below:
Morning session: Hear Barry Gardiner MP, Katherine Trebeck and Anthony Reddie in conversation about faith, economy and the climate.
Afternoon session: A conversation by Ross Greer MSP and the Young Climate Activists Panel, and a reflection on the day by Christine Allen
Anthony Reddie, Katherine Trebeck and Barry Gardiner MP were then given an opportunity to go deeper into their own areas of expertise, with plenty of questions from their audience. You can watch recordings on our YouTube channel, or by pressing the video or audio play buttons below.
As the audio quality of the Digging Deeper: Politics session is poor, you may wish to go to engage subtitles within YouTube.
Worship at the JPIT Conference was led by Revd Rachel Parkinson, Chair of the Wolverhampton and Shrewsbury District of the Methodist Church. It focused on the installation ‘Acts of UnCreation’, created for the conference by Revd Michaela Youngson.
You can find the script for the opening worship here:
The worship featured a rewritten version of Andrew Graystone’s song ‘One Day’, using lines offered by delegates at the conference. You can find the words to this song and the music here:
The Revd Lucy Berry has been serving as JPIT’s Poet-In-Residence for the last two years. You can find some of the poetry she shared at the JPIT Conference here:
Throughout the day we were very blessed to have Siggy Parratt-Halbert take visual minutes of the main sessions. Check out her depiction of the day below:
‘Acts of UnCreation’ was created by Michaela Youngson for our conference. The six glass discs together echo the first creation story in Genesis. They remind us of the damage being done to our world and our life together.
You can have a closer look at Michaela’s artwork here.
Did you join us at the conference? We’d love to know what you took away, and particularly what you will do differently as a result. You can send us some feedback here: