Advent Saturday Sessions: Climate and Colour

Green Christian is delighted to be co-hosting Christian Climate Action’s Advent series: Climate and Colour.

The Saturday Sessions (11am to noon) will be focusing on the interrelationship between the climate and ecological crisis and racial justice. Please do invite anyone you think might be interested. 

Our guest speakers will talk for about twenty minutes before we break into small groups to think about the issues they have raised. We will then come together for a Q&A with our speakers. 

The link to register for the Saturday sessions is: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZArcuCqrTwpHdffq_aLH6Wq8iCv_l7ZP7L8

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. This is a recurring link you can use to attend any of the sessions.

Past sessions – including links to watch them on Youtube:

On 28th November Jeremy Williams spoke about climate privilege and how the climate crisis is a racist crisis.

Jeremy grew up in Madagascar and Kenya, which gave him a passion for both the natural world and for social justice. A writer and campaigner, he runs our Joy in Enough website and the sustainability blog The Earthbound Report. Jeremy is co-author of The Economics of Arrival and is the editor of Christian Climate Action’s handbook Time to Act.

On 5th December Radhika Bynon talked about her work with the climate activism stories of Christians of colour for the Christian Aid Black Faith Leaders and Creation Care project.

Radhika is a specialist in community-led change and social innovation. She has worked on equality and womens’ rights issues in the UK and internationally through The Young Foundation, Community Links, Asha Trust and the Global Fund for Women. She is active in Green New Deal UK and Extinction Rebellion Newham and is part of Black Faith Leaders and Creation Care with Christian Aid. Radhika wrote on ‘Climate, Covid and Racism’ in our latest Green Christian magazine.

On 12th December Samantha Lindo spoke about the racialised effects of air pollution in Bristol. 

Samantha is a Bristol based singer-songwriter, teacher and activist of mixed Jamaican heritage.  She is a member of Christian Climate Action and a contributor to the book Time to Act: A Resource Book by the Christians in Extinction Rebellion (2020).

 

On 19th December Rev. Israel Oluwole Olofinjana will give a talk about the Olive Agenda: the need to Promote the Brown Agenda alongside the Green Agenda. 

Israel is the founding director of Centre for Missionaries from the Majority World and an Honorary Research Fellow at Queens Foundation for Theological Ecumenical Education in Birmingham. He is an ordained and accredited Baptist minister and is the pastor of Woolwich Central Baptist Church, a multi-ethnic, multicultural inner city church in south east London. 

Our guest speakers will talk for about twenty minutes before we break into small groups to think about the issues they have raised. We will then come together for a Q&A with our speakers. 

The link to register for the Saturday sessions is: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZArcuCqrTwpHdffq_aLH6Wq8iCv_l7ZP7L8

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. This is a recurring link you can use to attend any of the sessions.

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Author: Ruth Jarman | Date: 23 November, 2020 | Category: Climate Emergency GC Events Talks | Comments: 5


Comments on "Advent Saturday Sessions: Climate and Colour"

Iain Climie:

November 26, 2020

Can I highlight that "Send A Cow" )(and no, it's not just cows, nor do they encourage overgrazing or similar concerns) is a Christian Charity which might be of interest. Interestingly they also make a point of working with women as a rule.

Ruth Jarman:

November 26, 2020

Hi Emma! Yes, we do intend to record the sessions!

Emma King:

November 26, 2020

Will these be available to watch after the event?

Paul Strickland:

November 24, 2020

I fully agree that racism is stupid as well as evil Iain, and am looking forward to this series.

Iain Climie:

November 23, 2020

A quick thought on racism, and even unconscious less severe (but still insidious) bias. Exactly how intelligent is it to assume someone is bad, inferior, expendable or even will have certain personality traits due to their choice of parents and/or birthplace? It is rather gormless isn't it or am I missing something?


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