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Tuesday, 23 June 2009, 12:00AM
St. Paul's Cathedral

Out of the Wasteland: Hope for a greener world

Dr Richard Chartres

Sweet Thames, run softly, till I end my song.

Dr Richard Chartres, Bishop of London and Emeritus Gresham Professor of Divinity, is a prominent campaigner in the fight against global warming and for conserving natural resources, and is one of the international signatories to the Upsala Interfaith Climate Manifesto 2008.  Here he addresses the hard facts and statistics of waste against the poetic London backdrop of T. S. Eliot's The Waste Land and offers a holistic vision for a sustainable future.

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This is a part of the series of events held in collaboration with the 2009 City of London Festival. Other lectures included:   
     The Idea of the North
     Metamorphoses: The Terrible Beauty of Change
     London's Lost Rivers
     Musical Morals and Moral Music: The Artist and the Environment
     Burns the European  

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Richard John Carew Chartres is the 132nd Lord Bishop of London, in office in November 1995 until 2017. He was previously Bishop of Stepney (1992-1995) and Gresham Professor of Divinity (1987-1992). His Gresham lectures covered topics as varied as prayer, the Shroud of Turin and the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem. He read history at Trinity College, Cambridge and was ordained as a priest in 1974. He is very concerned with environmental issues, and since 2006 has the led the Church of England's Shrinking the footprint campaign. In 2008, the Independent on Sunday named him the 75th most important environmental campaigner in Britain.

All the previous lectures by the Rt Revd and Rt Hon Dr Richard Chartres can be accessed on our website here.

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23 June 2009

Out of the Wasteland: Hope for a greener world
Dr Richard Chartres

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