Over 50 percent of the world’s population now lives in cities, and due to today’s rapid global urbanization it is estimated that 75 percent of the world’s population will live in cities within the next 20-30 years. This is equivalent to building a city of one million people every week for the next 20-30 years. Cities, therefore, and in particular their ecological design and liveability, are a vital focal point for creation care. This is the reason why LWCCN co-leader and director of the WEA Creation Care Task Force, Dr. Chris Elisara, has focused on cities and invites LWCCN members to attend several important conferences focused on cities in November that the LWCCN co-hosting.
If you reside in the UK, Europe, or North America you are invited to attend the joint UN-Habitat Faith-Based Urban Thinkers Campus entitled, Faith and the Path Towards a Better Quality of City Life,at the Royal Geographical Society in London on the 23rd and 24th of November 2019, andimmediately prior to attendthe Urban Shalom Forum on Nov. 21-22 which will focus exclusively on Christian perspectives, dialogue, collaboration, and networking pertaining to cities and the future of urban development. To learn more about the purpose, outcomes, and to register for these free events go to this link: http://www.weacreationcare.org/usf_utc_london_2019/
If you reside in the Asia region we are also co-hosting UN-Habitat Faith-Based Urban Thinkers Campus in the Philippines on Nov. 29 and 30 at the Institute for Studies in Asian Church and Culture. To learn more about the purpose, outcomes, and to register for this free event go to this link: https://utc-asia.eventbrite.com.au.