Public Lecture sponsored by A Rocha Canada and Trinity Environmental Advocates

Langley, BC-Trinity Western University's student chapter of A Rocha Canada and Melissa Oaks, Field Resources Coordinator invite you to attend the free lecture entitled "This Planet Needs Some Serious Medicine" on Monday October 22nd at 7:00pm. The lecture profiles former ER doctor Matthew Sleeth who changed his lifestyle to help save the environment. Sleeth is now the Director of the US chapter of A Rocha, a faith based nature conservation organization.

Recently students at Trinity Western University created a student chapter of A Rocha under the guidance of Melissa Oaks who is working as the Field Resources Coordinator and missionary at TWU. The student chapter is the first of its kind in Canada and is supported by A Rocha Canada - Christians in Conservation, a national conservation organization working to show God's love for all of creation. A Rocha Canada has partnered with TWU for the conservation and protection of key sites such as its Langley campus and its Crow's Nest Ecological Research Area on Salt Spring Island, British Columbia. The lecture taking place on Monday October 22nd at 7:00pm is the first event organized by the student chapter.

Dr. Sleeth will tell of how together with his wife and two teenaged children, he began to bring his lifestyle in line with his values, cutting back on their fossil fuel by two thirds and electricity use by nine tenths. Following a calling to teach, preach, and write about faith and the environment throughout the country. His book, "Serve God and Save the Planet: A Christian Call to Action," was released in soft cover by Zondervan Publishing in April 2007. He is currently the executive director of Christians in Conservation/A Rocha USA www.arocha.org

Event information:

What:         Lecture entitled "This Planet Needs Some Serious Medicine"
Who:          Matthew Sleeth, MD - Director of A Rocha, USA.
When:        Monday October 22
Time:         7:00pm
Where:       Block Hall - Trinity Western University
Cost:          Free to attend, refreshments will be provided

Trinity Western University, located in Langley, B.C., is a not-for-profit Christian liberal arts and sciences university enrolling approximately 4000 students. TWU offers undergraduate degrees in 39 major areas of study ranging from biotechnology, education, nursing, theatre and music to business, communications and biblical studies. TWU's 15 graduate degrees include such areas as counseling psychology, business, theology, administrative leadership and interdisciplinary studies in English, philosophy and history.

 

Last Updated: 2007-10-18
Author: Erin Mussolum