Leeds Diocesan Eco Book and Film Group
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Posted on: 23rd August 2023
Both science and common sense tell us that human activity is damaging our planet’s ability to support life. Many people would like the opportunity to talk through these issues, to explore, discuss and share fears and hopes for the future. Through reading together, we can provide that space and opportunity to talk together about the environmental crisis through the themes and topics of the books we read and discuss.
Our Book Club chooses both fiction and non-fiction books, both accounts and personal stories, and touches on themes of wide concern. We include faith and secular perspectives and world views; we look at how people and planet interact. We start to see the world more imaginatively and to think more carefully about the issues which concern us and possibilities are opened up. You can find reviews of the previous books below. Film adaptations and thematic film and tv explorations will be discussed at each meeting.
Tuesday, September 19
Places of Enchantment: meeting God in Landscapes - Graham B. Usher
Bishop Graham is the lead Bishop for the Environment in the Church of England.
Tuesday, October 17
Striking Out: Poems and Stories from the Camino - Stephen Cottrell
Stephen Cottrell is the Archbishop of York. Canterbury Press.
Tuesday, November 21
Greenfingers : a ‘ blooming comedy’, with Clive Owen, Helen Mirren, and David Kelly