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From Sunday 31 October 19:00 (UK time)

Hope against Hope: Spirituality & Climate Change Vodcasts for COP26

Hosted by Theology and Religious Studies

Beginning on 31 October and continuing throughout COP26, this series of vodcasts features contributions from leading scholars, representatives of faith movements, creative artists, and climate activists, who will reflect upon the spiritual challenges of the climate crisis. Speakers include: Katherine Heyhoe, Ruth Padilla DeBorst, Amitav Ghosh, Ali Sethi, Salman Toor, Catherine Keller, Bill McKibben, Ariel Zinder and John Barclay.

Vodcasts will be posted daily on YouTube at 19:00 (UK time). Some highlights of the upcoming programme include:

  • Creative, Gentle and Strong: Craftivism and Climate Change | Wednesday 3 November
    Founder of the Craftivist Collective, Sarah Corbett and feminist theologian, Anna Fisk, join in conversation with Clare Radford to explore spirituality, activism and generative responses to climate change.
  • Age, Activism and Tradition | Friday 5 November
    Renowned climate activist and author Bill McKibben speaks about how the experience of older people and older spiritual traditions can contribute to climate change resistance.
  • Jungle Nama: Communicating Traditions of Spiritual Resilience in the Climate Emergency | Tuesday 9 November
    Award winning author and environmental campaigner, Amitav Ghosh, is joined by his collaborators, the renowned musician Ali Sethi and celebrated artist Salman Toor, to discusses their retelling of a popular legend, circulating amongst inhabitants of the mangrove forests in West Bengal, which has urgent relevance to the current context.

For full programme details visit