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Borrowed Time: building pastoral care in the climate emergency

In Green Christian we think the climate and ecological emergency is probably the greatest mission challenge the churches have ever faced.

We want to create places where people can meet together for a journey through climate grief and eco-anxiety. It’s work which requires new skills, new insights and new ways with words.

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Questions to ask General Election Candidates

Hustings will take place all over the country. Please go along and ask one or more of these questions.

Question on the CLIMATE EMERGENCY

We are in a climate and ecological emergency. According to the head of the UN, we face a direct existential threat and have less than 18 months to change course.

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There is no more “later” – The Time is Now.

I have recently been working as an exam invigilator, supervising GCSE and A-Level students in one of the top boys Grammar schools in London. In between collecting in their mobile phones and handing out extra paper, there has been quite a lot of time to think.

I think about the boys and wonder whether they are interested in what they are studying or if it is just a means to an end for them.

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What are you doing about it mummy?

A journey of awareness and action

First published in Woman Alive magazine, June 2019

Last Summer, in temperatures approaching 30 degrees C, I was walking through London with my eight-year-old son. He was crying. This in itself was not unusual, he is a sensitive child, and it was incredibly hot and dusty.

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Extinction Rebellion and Faith

Thalia Carr has written these two articles on the Christian Climate Action web site about the relationship between Extinction Rebellion (XR) and her Christian faith.

What do we as Christians have to learn from Extinction Rebellion?

I was fortunate to spend some time with rebels at Marble Arch and Parliament Square last week.

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Ask your Denomination to Declare an Emergency

On 1 May 2019 a national climate and environmental emergency was declared in the UK Parliament. Green Christian is calling on church denominations and their governing bodies to play their part – but we need your help.  Please ask your elected church representatives and leaders to:

  • Declare a climate and ecological emergency as a church –

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Talk by Mike Berners-Lee: 12 June: There is no Planet B

New: Mike Berners-Lee’s book There is no Planet B – A Handbook for the Make or Break Years.

Mike Berners-Lee’s books are: fun to read. They are filled with astonishing facts and analysis. They have practical and inspiring ideas about what you can actually do.”

and he is coming to speak to us at Settle!

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European Mobility Week 2019: 16-22 Sept and Car Free Sunday 22 Sept

European Mobility Week 2019 – 16-22 September

Green Christian encourages people to support National Car Free Day,

 Churches in Croydon supporting Car Free Sunday     in 1998

which is also European Car Free Day – Sat 22 Sept 2019

Note the interest this year in London Car Free Day

Should a church wish to organise their own Car Free Sunday,

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