Slowly and quietly we go: Christian Environmentalism in the UK


In this presentation, I share some analysis of the results of a 4 year study into Scottish Eco-Congregations (2013-2016). I highlight some features of Scottish environmentalism as it is expressed in churches through the social movement Eco-Congregation, particularly focussing on the mismatch between funding instruments such as the climate challenge fund and the kind of long-run, parochially focussed environmental citizenship expressed in this context, what I call eco-theo-citizenship. I also provide some scalar analysis, towards broader environmental policy applications, indicating some ways that Christian environmentalism is institutionally encapsulated, from local to international organisations.

Mar 27, 2019 12:00 AM
Environment and Society Seminar Series, School of Geography
University of Nottingham
Jeremy Kidwell
Jeremy Kidwell
Associate Professor in Theological Ethics

Ethicist, activist, hacker, ethnographer and eco-theologian. Interdisciplinary and unafraid.