John Stott London Lecture 2021

Inaugurated by John Stott in 1974, the London Lectures in Contemporary Christianity were designed to prompt Christians to think deeply about issues of the day. After John’s death in 2011, several organisations close to John’s heart decided to honour his legacy of ‘double listening’ by continuing the annual lecture. The John Stott London Lecture has since been organised by representatives of All Souls Langham Place, A Rocha, Langham Partnership, and the London Institute for Contemporary Christianity. As in 2020, the lecture will this year be presented online, providing an opportunity for an even wider audience to benefit from the insights offered.

As world leaders and delegates gather in Glasgow for the COP26 Conference, one can scarcely imagine a more pressing issue facing the world than climate change. In this year’s lecture Dr Laura Yoder, editor of Living Radical Discipleship (Langham) and co-author of John Stott on Creation Care (IVP), will speak on ‘Loving Our Future Neighbour: Earth-Keeping as Christian Witness.’ Dr Yoder will draw directly on John Stott’s writings on creation care, as well as her own research into human-environment interactions in Asia. She will demonstrate that loving our future neighbour- those not yet born- is an essential aspect of the witness of the Church.

The lecture will be held on Thursday 11th November, 7PM London, 1PM Chicago. You can book to attend the event here. Tickets are free with an optional £5 donation. The event is online only.

Dr Laura Meitzner Yoder

Dr Laura Meitzner Yoder is Director and John Stott Chair of Human Needs and Global Resources and Professor of Environmental Studies at Wheaton College, Illinois. Her research highlights the sociopolitical aspects of our common ecological issues, drawing on years of grounded fieldwork. In 2021, she completed Living Radical Discipleship (Langham) and John Stott on Creation Care (IVP), an anthology of Stott’s writings revealing his passion for the environment and the place of creation care in Christian discipleship.