CEL 2014 Annual Members’ Meeting and Changing Lives Workshop
CEL held its Annual Members’ Meeting on 22 November 2014 at St Aloysius Church, 20 Phoenix Road, Euston, London.
Barbara Echlin was in the chair for the meeting, and introduced the 2014-2015 Steering Commitee. Then Paul Bodenham, chairman for Steering committee raised highlights in the Annual Report the most eventful being our name change* to Green Christian from the 1st January 2015.
*Green Christian is a registered trading name of Christian Ecology Link
There are also more changes afoot with the retirement of the Green Christian magazine editor Chris Walton. Chris has made the magazine what it is today over his 14 years editorship, but we are delighted that Chris continues to be our chaplain and is also taking a lead in Joy in Enough our ongoing project.
We welcome our new Editorial team for the Green Christian magazine of Clare Redfern (Commissioning Editor), Simon Court (Editorial Team Convenor) and Suzannah Brecknell (Production Editor).
The changes go on as Jo Abbess retires as our very able Information Officer to be replaced by Amy Willshire from January 1st 2015.
Changing Lives Workshop
Ian Christie led an interesting and informative workshop based on his research work at the University of Suffolk in the Sustainable Lifestyles Reach Group. You can read about his talk here in this post by Jo Abbess.
He has kindly let us put his slides for his presentation here
Then followed our breakout groups who considered:
- Church: in communities and networks of faith and practice, and the collective stories our congregations tell.
- Community: in faith-led outreach to households beyond the church, and the new ‘rites of transition’
- Campaign: to reconcile the three-way standoff between Government, Business and Citizens through what we say and the way that we do it