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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

3 Oct: Colchester: Green Christian on the Road CO2 &RY
23-25 Oct: Green Christian Retreat: Ringsfield Hall, Suffolk, NR34 8JR.
7 Nov GC Annual Members’ Meeting: 1pm-5pm, St Aloysius, London
27-30 Aug 2021; Green Christian stall at Greenbelt ( 2020 event cancelled)



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

28 May: 7.30pm: Worcester Local Green Christian Group / Zoom: What can Coronavirus teach us about responding to Climate Emergency? A Christian Perspective. Margot and Martin Hodson

17-19 July: The Hayes Conference Centre, Swanwick: 42nd Annual Justice and Peace Conference- ‘2020 Vision – Action for Life on Earth’ includes GC members running workshops – Postponed till July 2021

19 Sept: London: A faith response to the climate emergency – with Ruth Jarman and friends – The Meditatio Centre, St Mark’s EC1R 1XX



3. EVENTS OF ALL ORGANISATIONS


May-June: CofE Webinars on getting to net zero carbon. Please book

1. Forming your team This webinar focuses on how to gather the right people within your working group, to help you develop and implement a ‘net zero carbon’ action plan. Current dates:    Monday 11th May, 1-2 pm.  Thursday 14th May, 4-5 pm. Monday 18th May, 4-5pm.

2. Action planning This webinar focuses on developing an action plan for getting to net zero across all diocesan activities, including churches, schools and land. Current dates:    Monday 8th June, 4-5pm.   Thursday 11th June, 1-2pm. Tuesday 23rd June, 1-2pm. Thursday 25th June, 4-5pm. For all dates and times, register here.

3. A positive vision of a zero carbon church This webinar focuses on buildings. What practical changes can be made to buildings, to reduce the carbon emissions from heating, lighting, and running the buildings?  Current dates:    Tuesday 19th May, 1-2pm.   Tuesday 19th May, 4-5pm.  Monday 1st June, 4-5pm.  Tuesday 2nd June, 1-2pm.  For all dates and times, register here.

4. Defining and measuring net zero This webinar focuses on what we mean by net zero; what is in and out of scope.  It also discusses ways we can start to measure net zero. Current dates:    Tuesday 16th June, 4-5pm Thursday 18th June, 1-2pm. Monday 29th June, 4-5pm. Thursday 2nd July, 1-2pm.


May-July: Hope for the Future Webinar Series: Common Hone, Common Ground

18th – 21st May: Is the media failing us on climate change? The media is a powerful way that politicians communicate with the public, yet over recent decades many argue that reporting on the climate crisis is falling short. This webinar series will look at how we can better connect decision-makers and media to tackle climate change.  
1st – 4th June: COVID, COP26 and Political Leadership on the Road to Recovery This webinar series will focus on the national and international climate conversations we need to be having in response to COVID-19, and how we can have those conversations effectively.   
15th – 18th June: Families for the Future “Children are the Future” but how do we support them in shaping that future? What is our role as parents who care about climate change? This series of videos and discussions for sharing experiences and emotions towards parenting during the climate emergency and give you practical advice on how you can take action.   
29th June – 1st July: Voices from the Youth Climate Movement With young people often at the forefront of global climate activism this webinar series will investigate the power of youth in creating change, the effects of this on their mental health, the problem of diversity in the climate movement and look at how best to facilitate the engagement of all young people in the climate movement.  
13th – 17th July: Keeping Faith in the Climate Climate change raises important moral questions about who we are in relation to the earth and in relation to others. Faith is a crucial lens through which many people seek to answer these questions. This webinar will look at what can be learned from different faith traditions in how we approach the problem of climate change. 
 

23 May: Barnett Local Green Christian Group: Zoom Meeting: 11am-12. Sarah Edwards of Tearfund will be talking about and leading a discussion on:- “Coronavirus and Nature: what are the connections and what can we learn?” Email for the link

28 May: 7.30pm: Worcester Local Green Christian Group / Zoom: What can Coronavirus teach us about responding to Climate Emergency? A Christian Perspective. Margot and Martin Hodson

7th June Open Farm Sunday

Sun 7 June: Bradford Cathedral online Hope on the Edge from 6pm  ‘Homes and Buildings’;  ‘Transport’;  ‘Trees and Nature’. Each section will be followed by prayer and reflection.

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

22 June: Worcester Green Christian Local Group: Talk by Jenny Cook Designing for Sustainable Travel. 7.30pm by Zoom This session will look at how low carbon transport can enable the UK to achieve net-zero emissions based on the Zero Carbon Britain report. Sustainable travel in all its forms, using Worcestershire Parkway as a case study alongside opportunities to shift the thinking around active travel such as bike and walking post-COVID19.

14 June: Tax Justice Sunday

19-21 June: Nr Rickmansworth nr London: FaithJustice UK Summer Festival (Young adults) What Would You Risk For Your Faith? at the Catholic Worker Farm

27 June: On The Road Together in Medway. St Stephens Church, Chatham

4 July: London: Connecting Prayer and Action in the Midst of the Climate Emergency – with GC member Peter Musgrave and friends

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

1 Sept – 4 Oct: Creation Time

6 Sept: Climate Sunday

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

3 Oct: Colchester: Green Christian on the Road: 10am to 4pm. St Stephen’s Church, Canterbury Road, Colchester, Essex CO2 7RY. Programme details later.

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.

2021

23-25 July: The Hayes Conference Centre, Swanwick: The 2020 conference will be held in 2021 –

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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