‘Joy in Enough’ conference – Saturday 7th November 2015, Bristol

Building on the success of our sell-out conference last year,

Green Christian is organising a day with two world-class speakers

to take further our ground-breaking Joy in Enough initiative.

Put the date in your diary now!

The economics of hope

Saturday 7 November 2015


Our keynote speakers

Molly Scott-Cato is Member of the European Parliament for South West England, and speaks for the Green Party on finance.  Previously a professor of economics at Roehampton University, she is the author of Green Economics (2009) and Environment and Economy (2011).

Jonathan Rowson is Director of the Social Brain Centre at the Royal Society of Arts, where he is conducting research on spirituality, neurology, social change and the environment.  With the RSA he has just published Spiritualise: revitalising spirituality to address 21st century challenges.

With escalating environmental loss, inequality and debt, our current economic model is in ‘system failure’.   We believe there is an alternative, and we dare to believe it can be realised.

As Christians, we are challenged from the roots of our faith to propose a new economic purpose – joy in enough for all, within Earth’s limits and in reverence for our own creaturehood.  But we must start by rescuing economics from its captivity.

We look to churches to create the social space in which sustainable economies can be constructed, setting the ‘dismal science’ free to become joyful art and sacred enterprise.

Join us to:

  • form a vision for an economy in which both people and planet will flourish
  • help the churches rethink their own mission and advocate for the alternative
  • stoke the debate with policies and stories which will make change happen.

The economics of hope takes place from 11am to 5pm on 7 November at St Michael’s Centre, Stoke Gifford, Bristol BS34 8PD, adjacent to Bristol Parkway station.

Visit www.greenchristian.org.uk/joy-in-enough for more information on the Joy in Enough project.