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NEW! Green Christian Workshops

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This new series of workshops is a response to the Radical Presence course, where we have got together to listen for God’s word in this time of pandemic. The participants spoke of a strong desire to see vision and leadership to address the climate crisis. These workshops aim to ‘bridge’ ideas and thinking into grass-roots action on the ground.

Next workshop:

Wednesday 7 October. “Sitting among the ashes” with Andii Bowsher

As someone who has long lived with some degree of eco anxiety and climate grief, Andii Bowsher (lead chaplain at Northumbria University) is concerned that we learn together to handle them as well as can be and to support one another in it. As Christians, liturgy and ritual have a part to play in this for ourselves and shared with others, this is a discussion on their role, and how they can help …

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Previous workshops

Workshop 1: Influencing Local Authorities for the Environment

Workshop 2: A discussion on Non-Violent Direct Action

Workshop 3: Followup discussion to Workshop 2

Workshop 4: Care of The Heart Space with Sister Zoë Leadbetter

Future workshops

Wednesday 21 October. Green Discipleship: Knowing your carbon footprint and doing something about it with Adrian Frost of Climate Stewards

This session is focused on the tools to help people and organisations to understand their impact on climate and how to take action as a result.

Adrian Frost works for Climate Stewards, one of the UK’s leading Christian climate charities, helping people to actively reduce their carbon footprints, then offsetting the rest through carbon offsetting and international development. Adrian developed Climate Stewards’ carbon footprint calculator for individuals, and a newly released collaborative platform for churches. Before Climate Stewards, Adrian worked as a pastor in Belgium for 8 years.

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Wednesday 4 November. Developing communication approaches for Green issues with Staffan Engstrom.

Staffan Engstrom has worked with many different organisations on strategy development for over 20 years. Attitudes towards climate have been evolving quickly over recent years, and there is now an urgent need to develop new approaches to address communications to address the current issues including: climate change denial, complacency, consumerism, eco-anxiety, and the role of faith. This session is designed to discuss the key issues and develop new approaches for communication.

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