Change in a Time of Chaos

A science and faith webinar series

Next Lecture
Tuesday 7th December 2021, 8.00pm

By Ian Murray MP, Edinburgh South

Post COP 26 – celebration or wake?

Now COP26 is over, what are the real life problems of managing change facing politicians?  And how realistic are hopes for a Just Transition?  Ian Murray will explore some of the real politik issues which he and colleagues have to address. He will be joined on the panel by Sarah Boyack, a Labour MSP, and Claire Miller, a Green Party Edinburgh City Councillor.

Ian Murray is a member of the Scottish Labour Party and for seven years prior to being elected to Westminster he served as an Edinburgh City Councillor for the wards of Liberton and Liberton/Gilmerton. He has been the MP for Edinburgh South since 2010, serving on the Business, Innovation and Skills Select Committee and the Environmental Audit select Committee. In 2011 he was appointed as Shadow Minister for Trade and Investment and since 2020 has served as the Shadow Secretary of State for Scotland.

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First Lecture
Tuesday 1 December 2020, 7.30pm

By Dr Murdo Macdonald, Policy Officer of the Church of Scotland Society, Religion and Technology (SRT) Project

Restraining Climate Change:
What is the Role of Faith Communities?

Second Lecture
Wednesday 27 January 2021, 7.30pm

By Dr Bethany Sollereder, Postdoctoral Fellow in Science and Religion at Oxford University

Creation Past the Anthropocene Tipping Point

Third Lecture
Wednesday 3 March 2021, 7.30pm

By Dr Rachel Howell, Lecturer in Sustainable Development at Edinburgh University

Carbon Cutter or Climate Marcher?
Personal and Political Action on Climate Change

Fourth Lecture
Tuesday 27th April 2021, 7.30pm

By Ed Johnson-Williams, Senior Campaigns Officer at Traidcraft Exchange

How can we secure climate justice and trade justice together?

Fifth Lecture
Tuesday 25th May 2021, 7.30pm

By Professor Stephen Peake, The Open University

A Just and Warm Transition to Net Zero for Scotland?

Sixth Lecture
Wednesday 6th October 2021, 7.30pm

By Professor Mark Harris, Professor of Natural Science and Theology at Edinburgh University

What does Jesus think about the ecological crisis?