What’s On

1. National GC Events; 2. Events with GC input; 3. Long list of events of all organisations
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1. NATIONAL GREEN CHRISTIAN EVENTS:

1 Feb 2020: Green Christian: “Way of Life” Day, London
6-8 Mar: Doncaster & Gomde, Hatfield Moor Navigating ecological tragedy: a collaborative inquiry with Buddhists and Christians
3-25 Oct: Green Christian Retreat: Ringsfield Hall, Suffolk, NR34 8JR.
7 Nov GC Annual Members’ Meeting: 1pm-5pm, St Aloysius, London



2. EVENTS WITH A GC INPUT, OR A LOCAL GC EVENT

8 Feb: Bristol: #LeaveNoOneBehind – Global Aware Bristol 2020 – Green Christian Stall
7 Mar: Derby: JPIT Conference: Renewal and Rebellion: Faith, Economy and Climate – Includes a Green Christian Stall
28 Mar: Exeter: Ways, Means and Marvels: Iona SW Gathering with Green Christian South Street Baptist Church, Exeter, EX1 1EB. 10.30-4pm Please book:  drosborne2@btinternet.com



3. EVENTS OF ALL ORGANISATIONS

Thu 23 Jan: Clun, Shropshire: ‘Energy from the Sea’ 7.30pm at Clun Methodist Church. Jim Halcro Johnson: will review progress by the European Marine Energy Centre in Orkney and others, on developing sustainable wave and tidal energy converters, in the context of the need to meet climate change targets and uncertain funding . Free admission, Refreshments, Donations welcome. More info: 01588 640789 or 01588 640776

 25 Jan: Reading: ” Say Yes to Life” – Retreat at Earley St Nicolas The retreat is based on Ruth Valerio’s new book ‘Saying yes to life’, which is the Archbishop of Canterbury’s Lent Book. It will be from 9:30 for 10:00 to 2:30, and will include reflections based on the book, times of prayer, quiet and opportunities to respond through creative arts (if that’s your thing!) and activities. A simple vegetarian lunch will be provided. Copies of the book can be provided if requested at registration. St Nicolas Church Sutcliffe Avenue Reading RG6 7JN Please register

25 Jan: Wallasey, The Wirral, Claremount Methodist CH45 6UE Church 12-3pm Details: 07910960316: Message in A Bottle: Rubbish Campaign. Plastic Free soup and bread lunch with stalls, activities and speakers. Help us persuade the word’s biggest plastic polluter to change their ways. Includes Green Christian Stall https://www.facebook.com/events/503422500291250/ http://www.claremountmethodist.org.uk/

25 Jan – 18 April Attend a climate or new economy workshop near you run by the Quakers

Transforming our economy for climate justice:

  • Welwyn Garden City, Saturday 25 January 2020 – 10.30am start with a shared lunch at 1pm. Welwyn Garden City Meeting House, 109 Handside Ln, Welwyn Garden City AL8 6SP

Quakers and Climate Justice: an Introduction

  • Beccles, Saturday 1 February 2020: 10.30am–12.30pm at Beccles Quaker Meeting House, 15a Smallgate, Beccles, Suffolk, NR34 9AB
  • Eastbourne, Saturday 8 February 2020: 10am–4pm East Sussex Area Meeting, further details forthcoming
  • Leicester, Sunday 23 February 2020: 12pm start, Leicester Quaker Meeting House, 16 Queens Rd, Leicester LE2 1WP
  • Okehampton, Saturday 14 March 2020 – 10am–12pm followed by a shared lunch. Ockment Centre, North Street, Okehampton EX20 1AR
  • Mid-Somerset Area Meeting, Saturday 18 April 2020 – further details forthcoming.

Further dates and topics will be listed here as bookings come in. Please email any queries to neweconomy@quaker.org.uk.

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1 Feb 2020: Green Christian “Way of Life” Day, London

Thu, 6 Feb: Worcester: 19:30 – 21:30: St Andrews Methodist Church, Pump Street, WR1 2QT  Speaker meeting of Church Action for Tax Justice (CATJ) by Dr Justin Thacker

8 Feb: Bristol: #LeaveNoOneBehind – Global Aware Bristol 2020 This day is part of the Festival of Transformation, a day conference on social and environmental justice, run by Global Aware. Green Christian will be exhibiting – come and see us! The venue has good public transport links, both locally and nationally

Wed 12 Feb: Settle: 12 Feb: Settle:International development for a ‘Global Britain’: back to the bad old days?” Talk and discussion led by Daniel Willis,  Policy & Campaigns Manager at Global Justice Now. Settle Friends Meeting House. 7pm

25 Feb: Leeds Church Inst LS1 6DG: 18.30-20.30 : Carbon Conversations Taster Session: Join us to find out about Carbon Conversations training to see if this could form part of your faith community’s action for climate justice

7 March 2020 Derby: JPIT Conference: Renewal and Rebellion: Faith, Economy and Climate – The Riverside Centre DE24 8HY (Joint Public Issues Team of of the Baptist Union of Great Britain, the Church of Scotland, the Methodist Church and the United Reformed Church) Includes a Green Christian Stall

6 March Doncaster: Open public talk on the theme below: College University Centre.


7-8 March: Near Doncaster: Weekend:-Beyond Hope and Despair – A Collaborative Inquiry with Buddhists and Christians navigating Ecological Tragedy Speakers include: Karin Meyers Dr. Andreas Doctor , Paul Bodenham , Dr Jackie Turvey Tait ,. Dr Stefan Skrimshire (Moderator) gomde.uk. Gomde UK is a Buddhist Centre and registered charity based in the heart of the Hatfield Moors. The event is organised in collaboration with Green Christian’s Borrowed Time project and Doncaster Metropolitan Borough Council.

21 March: Falmouth: Responding to the Biodiversity Crisis – Churches Together in Falmouth 9.30am-1pm With Prof John Spicer of Marine Zoology, Univ. Plymouth at Falmouth Methodist Church

28 March: Exeter: Ways, Means and Marvels: Iona SW Gathering with Green Christian South Street Baptist Church, Exeter, EX1 1EB. 10.30-4pm Please book:  drosborne2@btinternet.com

12-14 June: Swanwick: The World Community for Christian Meditation on the UK Annual Conference 2020: Touch the Earth Lightly: Meditation and the Future of the Planet. Speakers: Tim O’Riordan, Carmody Grey and Patrick Woodhouse. The Hayes Conference Centre, Swanwick DE55 1AU

14 June: Tax Justice Sunday

17-19 July: The Hayes Conference Centre, Swanwick: 42nd Annual Justice and Peace Conference- ‘2020 Vision – Action for Life on Earth’

16-20 Aug: Oxford: Seventh Oxford Summer School on Animal Ethics – Animals and Public Policy – Embodying, Implementing, and Institutionalising Animal Ethics – at Merton College, Oxford

Sat 19 Sep: Wirral Earth Fest, St Bridget’s Church Hall and fields, West Kirby

19 Sept 2020 London: A Faith Response to Climate Emergency with GC Information Officer, Ruth Jarman, 10.30 am – 4.00 pm. Cost £30 Concessions £20. Please bring a packed lunch.  Coffee and tea provided. The Meditatio Centre, St Mark’s Myddelton Square, London EC1R 1XX

23-25 Oct: Green Christian Retreat: Ringsfield Hall, Suffolk, NR34 8JR. Open to all.

7 Nov GC Annual Members’ Meeting: 1pm-5pm, St Aloysius, 20 Phoenix Road, Euston, London NW1 1TA. Shared lunch, meeting, and talk. An opportunity to contribute to the work of Green Christian, and to gain inspiration for your own. Open to all.

Some dates for prayer and action collated by Christian Concern for One Wo-rld

www.projectbritain.com/calendar/
national-awareness-days.com

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