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12 Apr – 12 Apr

7:30 pm

Zoom Webinar

Online Diversity Centre Lecture - April 2022

Online April 2022 Diversity Lecture: L is for Lifestyle – Christian choices that don’t cost the earth

The Diversity Centre Team would like to welcome you to the third virtual lecture of the 2022 spring semester.

Semester theme: Faith and environmental action


  • Ruth Valerio – Global Advocacy and Influencing Director for Tearfund

Time and place: 19:30 (GMT), Zoom Webinar

Ruth Valerio is Global Advocacy and Influencing Director for Tearfund – the international Christian relief and development agency.  Her work as an environmentalist and theologian, a social activist, writer and popular speaker, expresses her vision to inspire and equip Christians for a whole-life response to poverty. Her goal is to build a movement that brings about lasting change on the environmentally rooted issues that impact the poorest and most vulnerable.

She particularly longs to see the culture of churches change so that caring for God’s earth becomes an integral part of church life, rather than an optional extra. In her previous job at A Rocha, she spearheaded Eco Church, a movement to care for God’s earth in different areas of their life and work.

She says, “I do my best to practice what I preach, and over the years we have had a lot of fun as a family experimenting with ways of living as lightly as possible.”

She will share some of those ways of living and so much more in her lecture.

Ruth holds a doctorate from King’s College, London and honorary doctorates from the Universities of Winchester and Chichester, and is Canon Theologian at Rochester Cathedral. You can find a list of her books and publications and more on her website,

An interactive Q&A will follow the lecture – please note, only registrants to the webinar will be able to submit their questions.

We look forward to seeing you!

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