Focusing on the 99% of Christians who minister through their workplaces, Lausanne’s Global Workplace Forum <www.lausanne.org/gatherings/lausanne-global-workplace-forum> held in Manila June 25-29 was also an opportunity to draw the church’s attention to the vital importance of caring for God’s creation. One of the evening plenaries featured a creation care segment with Dave Bookless appearing on video, Ed Brown interviewing Rocio Parra, an environmental attorney and PhD candidate from Chile who specializes in the Law of the Seas. Lausanne’s Director of Regions Las Newman from Jamaica closed the segment with an eloquent prayer. Creation care was well represented during the rest of the week as well, with seminars on Environmental Justice (in partnership with the Justice Network), Biodiversity and Business, and Climate Change in the workplace.
Two years ago Shelley Spruit’s cooking was the highlight of the LWCCN Europe Conference in France. But Shelley is more than a cook – she’s a grain farmer in Ontario, Canada, working with her husband Tony to grow and distribute ancient traditional grain varieties to other farmers, chefs and restaurants. Read Shelley’s latest note to us.