Creation care week with Dave Bookless
12 September - 18 September
Living hope for a wounded world
The Bible contains visions of a future era of hope and peace beyond tragedy and judgment. Jesus also taught us to pray for God’s kingdom to come on earth as in heaven. Yet, we live in an era of ecological disaster and fear, with predictions of disastrous climate change, loss of wildlife, plastic pollution and waste. In addition, many are in despair at economic, social and political trends which cause injustice, division and poverty.
- What is the Bible’s message to today’s context?
- How does caring for creation relate to the Gospel message?
- Is the task of the church to prepare people for heaven, or to seek transformation here and now?
- How can we live with hope, wonder and joy in a world of wounds?
We will explore God’s two books, the Christian scriptures and the beauty of God’s creation in the Domaine de Courmettes, as we reflect on our place in God’s world using our heads, our hearts and our hands.
Teaching will be in English with simultaneous translation in French.
Rev. Dr. Dave Bookless was born in India, and has lived for the past 30 years in multiracial urban London, along with his wife Anne and four daughters. He is a pastor, author and speaker, who serves as Director of Theology for A Rocha International, and is also a Global Catalyst for Creation Care for the Lausanne Movement. He has spoken in more than 30 countries across six continents, and his book Planetwise has been translated into Chinese, Dutch, French, German and Spanish.
Practical information :
The seminar (full board) will begin on Sunday, 17 September, 2021 at 5:00 pm and will end on Saturday, 17 September at 9:00 am. The teaching will take place from Monday to Friday mornings from 10am to 12.30pm. Excursions will be possible in the afternoons, and activities will be offered in the late afternoon or evening.
Accommodation: single or shared room (twin), either en suite (limited) or shared bathroom. Other possibilities: dormitory, camping or family apartment (limited availability – contact us).
Access: you can get to or near Les Courmettes by train, bus, plane or car.
By car: we encourage carpooling to come to Les Courmettes. Please contact us so that we can put you in touch with other people coming from your area.
By train or plane: the nearest airport is Nice; the nearest train station is Cagnes-sur-Mer or Antibes. From any of those places, please continue by bus to Vence, from where we will organize transport to Les Courmettes (shuttle 8 € / person / trip). Full directions and details are on our website.
o Full board plus all excursions and activities on site (price per person for the week) :
- Double or shared en suite room – 360€ (depends on availability)
- Double or shared room with toilets/showers on the same floor – 310€
- Supplement of 105€ for people wishing a single room
- Dormitory – 255€
- Camping – 175€
o Registration and training fees: free participation (suggested amount: 75€ per person).
Reduction for pastors and students: -15%