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Clarkson plays down dung dumping

Environmental group, Climate Rush, targeted BBC Top Gear presenter Jeremy Clarkson for a protest in 2009 due to his often blasé attitude towards global warming. The group managed to access the driveway of his Oxfordshire home and dump a pile of manure.

Clarkson played down the stunt, calling the protesters "silly little girls".

While commenting on the incident to the BBC, he stated "the oil will run out one day and we'll have to come up with something then, but let's not worry about it now".

Clarkson stated that, having read reports from various scientific bodies, no-one seemed to know whether man was adding to global warming or not.

Activity

  • What do you think about Jeremy Clarkson's view that the protesters were 'silly little girls'?
  • What would you say to Jeremy Clarkson when he says that we don't have to worry about the oil running out at the moment?
  • "Nobody knows whether man is contributing to global warming or not". What do you think Christians should do about informing ourselves? Do you feel adequately informed?
Continue: read an extract from David Shreeve's blog
© CTBI and MTAG 2012

Navigating the pathways

You have a number of pathways through the various spaces of this house:

You can mix and match your journey through the different spaces depending on what you would most like to explore, study or do.

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Welcome

Opening challenge to learn more about mission and care for creation with some introductory material to think about.

Scripture passages with questions

  • Genesis 1. 26-31
  • Romans 8.18-21
  • Genesis 6.11-21
Also:
  • Earth Abbey resources
  • Jubilee Centre resources

Images

Pictures of extinct and endangered animals; conservation issues

Gift-giving and baggage dumping

A chance to review what gifts you bring to the topic or what things to leave behind. A chance for confession or saying sorry and to make new commitments

Quote, unquote

What people have been saying about climate change and care for the planet. With questions to consider.

Prayers

A series of prayers, images and activities for meditation on the words of the fifth mark of mission
Also links to other prayer resources

Resources

Books and online resources for self study and online research

Diary/blog

A chance to review notes or entries you have made and to read others thoughts about the topic

Theology

Theologians writing on care for creation: Dave Bookless, The Ecumenical Patriarch and Claire Foster. With questions to consider.

Hymns and other music

Suggestions for listening to natural sounds, hymns, psalms, Taizé chants, classical, popular music and new music on the theme of care of creation

Films, Music

Films to watch, music tracks and clips with an ecological theme

Footsteps of Jesus

  • Consider the lilies Matthew 6. 25-34
  • The Storm
  • Matthew 8.23-27
  • The Fig Tree
  • Mark 11.12-14; 20-21

Conversation and Dialogue

Listening to people talking about the environment, including: a group of theologians and scientists talking to ARocha, Jeremy Clarkson and David Shreeve.

Reflections and Story telling

  • Can the earth sustain 7 billion people?
  • What about food security for people?
  • What about health?
  • Reflections from Sharing God's Planet
Reflections from Sharing God's Planet

Hospitality

A recipe for a meal and suggestions for hospitality, trying new things

Exit: Dispossession

Final review of what may have changed in using the resource. A few ideas about what to take away, or how to live differently, or to do more in future, and a chance to leave feedback
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