GC events: 17 Nov: London: Green Christian 2018 Annual Members’ Meeting
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14 Nov: : Bishop’s Cleeve Methodist Church, GL52 8NT : “Sustainability and single use plastics” led by Peter Price-Thomas – local consultant in sustainability, and has worked for Forum for the Future.
Time: 12.15 – 1.30pm (you can bring a sandwich and drinks will be provided). Time at end for discussion on an EcoChurch Award (A Rocha) for sharing ideas and mutual support. Run by and for Gloucester Churches Environment Justice Network. – All welcome
17 Nov: London: Green Christian 2018 Annual Members’ Meeting – at St Andrews Church Hall, Short Street SE1 8LJ. Speaker: the Rt Rev Dr David Atkinson who will give a talk based on his new book ‘Hope Rediscovered’ 1 pm-4.30pm
17 17 – 29 Nov 2018: COP14 for Biodiversity – Fourteenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity, at Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt, a) Official site; b) Excellent article in the Guardian – “Stop biodiversity loss or we could face our own extinction,” warns UN, Pray for representatives of 195 states at the conferences and for the people on the ground implementing the laws and looking after the nature reserves.
The Convention for Biodiversity meets alternate years. We are in year 8 of the 10 years of the decade of biodiversity. In 2o1o we – GC (then CEL) wrote prayers for the 2010 convention. .I hope to update one of them shortly
17 Nov: Settle Catholic Church: ‘The cry of the earth and the cry of the poor’ An introduction to Pope Francis’s encyclical Laudato Sí: On Care for our Common Home. Talk led by Professor P.J. Hampson on 17th Nov 3pm in the church hall.
18 Nov: Lancaster: Caring for our common home: The bottom line–CARBON FOOTPRINT REDUCTION” A presentation by Pam Martin (an Assessor for Eco Church: 12 noon Christchurch Church Hall, Lancaster.
24 Nov: York: St Bede’s Pastoral Centre: THEOLOGY FOR A FRAGILE EARTH – a study day with Celia Deane-Drummond Sat 24th Nov, 10-4pm
Countering Consumerism Retreats: Lessons from Gaudete et Exsultate–Sat 10 Nov: Leeds retreat: Hinsley Hall,
Sat 24 Nov: Nottingham/Hallam retreat: St John’s College,
Sat 24 Nov: Salford reteat: Wardley Hall,
Sat 24 Nov: Southwark retreat: Bishop Challoner School,
Sat 1 Dec: Westminster retreat: CAFOD Westminster Volunteer Centre,
1 Dec: London: Together for Climate Justice: 1.5 to stay alive – and on facebook 12.00-16.00 Demonstration – before the COP talks in Poland. – Hurricanes and heat waves. Climate change is happening right now, tipping the balance towards more extreme weather.- Organised by the Campaign angainst Climate Change
26 Dec: Annual Pilgrimage Walk from Ripon Cathedral to Fountains Abbey. See pictures of a previous event
11th – 13th Jan- Christian’s Aware Conference: Future Earth? – Sustainability for the Environment. For Farming and for Healthy Food. The Hayes, Swanwick Alfreton, Derbyshire DE55 1AU
Tue 29 Jan: Peterborough Eco-faith Network. 7.30 pm: Peter Brotherton (Natural England). An appraisal of 2018 and hopes for the future- Friends’ Meeting House, Thorpe Road, Peterborough, PE3 6 AB. – Always an informative and challenging presentation and discussion.
Th 21 Feb 2019 7.30 p.m. Clun Methodist Church : Film: “ After the Flood”
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