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We are in a climate and ecological emergency. Read on to see how Green Christian is responding.

Letters to MPs re cutting of UK air passenger duty tax

The air company Flybe is in financial difficulties. One suggestion made on 14 January was to make a cut in the duty charged on all short haul flights in the UK.

Nine Green Christian members have written to their MPs about this in the last two days. Here are just three examples of letters that were sent:

14 Jan 2020

Dear …….

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Navigating ecological tragedy: a collaborative inquiry with Buddhists and Christians: 6-8 March

Navigating ecological tragedy: a collaborative inquiry with Buddhists and Christians

6-8
March 2020 at Gomde Lindholme Hall, nr Doncaster

In
partnership with Doncaster Metropolitan Borough Council and Doncaster Climate
Commission

The climate crisis has
only just begun, but it confronts us with ancient questions – the ultimate
questions of faith. 

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Ways, Means and Marvels: Christian Responses to the Ecological Crisis – Iona SW Gathering with Green Christian: 28 March

Iona SW England Gathering

Saturday 28th March 2020, 11.00am till 4.00pm. arrivals from 10.30am

At South Street Baptist Church, Exeter.

Theme: Ways, Means and Marvels: Christian Responses to the Ecological Crisis

Where: 

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Thou Shalt Not Kill

By Martin Davis

I used to think “Thou shallt not kill” the easiest of the 10 Commandments to obey. As a junior lawyer, to disobey would, I reflected, certainly have seen the end of my career, but I had few temptations to go about murdering people, and could for the most part resist driving dangerously.

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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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PRESS RELEASE: “The Church of England must inspire change, not mimic societal norms.” Green Christian calls for Church of England to set an example on carbon targets

Green Christian welcomes plans by the Church of England, announced last week, to “recognise the Climate Crisis and step up its action to safeguard God’s creation.”

The charity is seriously concerned, however, by the Environmental Working Group’s proposal that General Synod should support the Government’s carbon reduction of net zero carbon by 2050.

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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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Extinction Rebellion Diary

by Ruth Musgrave, Green Christian member

Some diary entries written in the first week of the Rebellion. Each morning we went to Bart’s hospital for radiotherapy treatment for my husband  Pete’s cancer and then went on to the Rebellion.

Oct 7th: 
We got to Lambeth Bridge at about 9-45am.

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