At a time of unprecedented attention to ecological and cosmological concerns, the conference will explore ideas of creation and the cosmos as embedded in the worship life of the church. Conference speakers will highlight some of the rich traditions of the past (ritual, visual, and musical, among others) and also address contemporary concerns. The broader aim of the conference is to offer the resources of the liturgical tradition – and its particular insights – to the ongoing conversations around ecology and cosmology. It will become clear that liturgy has always been about more than human beings at worship: specific understandings of creation and the cosmos are in fact at the heart of all Christian worship.
The Rt Revd Dr Rowan Williams
Master of Magdalene Collete, University of Cambridge
Former Archbishop of Canterbury
Naming the World: Liturgy and the Transformation of Time and Matter
More information and schedule coming soon!