Economics of hope conference
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Date(s) - Sat 7 November
11:00 am - 5:00 pm

St Michaels Centre



The economics of hope

Saturday 7 November 2015

11.00am to 5.00pm

St Michael’s Centre,

Stoke Gifford, Bristol BS34 8PD.

Green Christian invites you to a day with two world-class speakers which will take further our ground-breaking Joy in Enough initiative.

Keynote speakers and workshops

Molly Scott-CatoMolly Scott-Cato is MEP for South West England and speaks for the Green Party on finance.

Previously a professor of economics at Roehampton University, she is the author ofGreen Economics (2009) and Environment and Economy (2011).

Jonathan RowsonJonathan 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 recently published Spiritualise: revitalising spirituality to address 21st century challenges.

In the afternoon we are running seven workshops on a variety of related themes: Measuring progress, Economic education, TTIP and corporate power, Monetary policy, De-marketing, Inequality, and Building a spirited movement for economic change.

Why you should come

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.

This one day conference is sponsored by Green Christian, A Rocha and SPEAK.


Tickets: £18 for Green Christian members (£20 after 31 August 2015).  £20 Non-members. £5 with student card.

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Annual Members Meeting
Our Annual Members Meeting will also be held at St Michael’s Centre on the evening of 6th November.

Travel Directions:   here
Please note that the LIFTS on Bristol Parkway station will be out of action during November.

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For more information on the Joy in Enough project visit