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12th Assembly of European Christian Environmental Network

On the way to economic and ecological justice – ‘To give you a future with hope’ (Jeremiah 29:11) A gathering to share stories and experiences for our future Friday 5 October

Saturday 6 October

Sunday 7 October

Monday 8 October

Tuesday 9 October Morning prayer

8.45 - 9.00

Wednesday 10 October Morning prayer

Climate justice - is it achievable?

followed by the guided city tour

10.30 - 11.00

Katowice old and new

Economy and climate justice - a Global Framework for Energy Consumption

Arrival of Assembly participants Meeting of ECEN Leadership team 11.00 - 12.30 Lunch

Arrival ECEN LT

12.30 - 14.00

Ethics and climate change - the challenge for churches and faith communities

14.00 - 15.00 15.00 - 15.30 Welcome of participants Registration Coffee/Tea

Opening of the Assembly ECEN Activity 2016 - 2018 ECEN 20th anniversary Plenary discussion

15.30 - 16.30 16.30 - 16.45

ECEN LT 16.45 - 18.00 18.00 - 20.00


Future of ecumenical cooperation in addressing environmetnal challenges Fr. Heikki Huttunen CEC General Secretary Dinner

Coffee / Tea

Discussion in thematic groups

Coffee / Tea

On the way to COP 24

Prof. Dariusz Pieńkowski, Un. in Poznan & Prof. Elzbieta Lorek, Un. Katowice Response: Prof. Hans Diefenbacher (EKD) & Adrian Shaw (Church of Scotland)

Plenary discussion incl. pilgrimage witness



Implementation of Paris agreement - perspectives and vision of government of Poland

On the way to economic and ecological justice and a future with hope

Bishop Nicholas Holtam (Church of England), Prof. Mikael Fortelius (University Helsinki)

Thomasz Chruszczow Counsellor to the Minister of Environment, COP24 Special Envoy for Climate Change

Coffee / Tea

Coffee / Tea

Coffee / Tea

Roman Juriga Award Presentation of the awarded projects Discussion

Where do we go from now? Final plenary Conclusions

Case studies: Churches’ contribution to the discussion on closing of coal mines in Germany Bishop Markus Dröge (EKD) &

The role of environmental education in church schools – an experience from Hungary

Initiatives of churches in different countries

Eszter Kodacsy, Lutheran Church in Hungary Plenary discussion Break


Discussion in thematic groups

Discussion in thematic groups



Care of creation and response to climate change in Poland


Welcome in Poland Welcome by the Ecumenical Council of Churches in Poland

20.00 - 21.00


School Church Hotel Katowice

Care of creation in European churches Open forum

Panel discussion with Zygmund Łukaszczyk, head of local government of Silesia from 2007-14 Rev.Dr.Witold Kania, Faculty of Theology, University of Silesia in Katowice Rev.Prof.Dr.Marek Jerzy Uglorz, Christian Theological Academy in Warsaw Dr. Agnieszka Sobol, Economic University, Katowice

Festive evening


Worship service

9.00 - 10.30

Jukka Uosukainen, Director of the UN Environment Climate Technology Centre and Network Response: Henrik Grape (WCC) & Martyn Goss (Church of England)

Profile for ECEN

12th Assembly 2018 Programme and Timetable  

12th Assembly 2018 Programme and Timetable