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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

6-8 Mar: Doncaster & Gomde, Hatfield Moor Navigating ecological tragedy: a collaborative inquiry with Buddhists and Christians
23-25 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

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

9 May: Sheffield: One Earth: God’s Earth. Opening welcome from Bishop Pete, Bishop of Sheffield, worship, keynote speakers and practical workshops. With Green Christian stall.

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
7 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

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

Quakers and Climate Justice: an Introduction

  • 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.


Thur 20 Feb: Clun: Sustainable Futures 7.30p.m. at the Methodist Church, A presentation by Lizzie Hulton-Harrop and Tim Selman Middle Marches,. A community led initiative to protect, conserve, restore and enhance our environment. Refreshments

26 Feb – 12 April: Westminster. Christian Climate Action Ash Wednesday Vigil followed by 40 Days of Action and Prayer. Sign up to join the Parliament Square vigil.

22 Feb: Baildon Methodist Church, nr Bradford: Visit the Future!. The Fold is open. This near-carbon-zero building reveals its secrets. Take a Free tour with trained guides. Meet at 10.30 in Wesley’s cafe.

22 Feb: Exeter Cathedral: The Big Green Event: 10:00 – 16:30 GMT Keynote speaker: Bishop Nick Holtam, Bishop of Salisbury and lead bishop for environmental affairs. workshops, Visit The Big Green Event for impressive list of speakers .

23 Feb: Settle: Eco Explorers: St John’s Methodist Church 3pm-5pm: Fun for All. (Indoor Wildlife Activities cum-Messy Church)

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

26 Feb – 12 April: London: 40 Days – Parliament Square 24/7 Interfaith Prayer Vigil with Christian Climate Action

28 Feb: Christian Climate Action Leeds: All welcome. 7.30-9pm St George’s Church, Great George Street, Leeds.

Thur 29 Feb: Barnes: Churches Together in Barnes (CTiB) 7 for 7:30pm at St Osmund’s Church Hall Castelnau, Barnes SW13 9RT. Theology, Ethics and Environment. Rev. Dr Martin Poulsom SDB LENT TALK 2020 incl reflections on Laudato Si

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

7 March: Winchester: at the Wessex Centre, Winchester Cathedral. 9.30am Launch of Christian Aid’s new 2020campaign: New Deal for Climate Justice starting with coffee and pastries and then a morning of info about the campaign, time for planning effective local action and worship. Please could you spread the word?   caid.org.uk/campaignkickoff2020, or book on eventbrite.

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.

14 March:  Norwich  Launch of Christian Aid’s new 2020campaign: New Deal for Climate Justice starting with coffee and pastries and then a morning of info about the campaign, time for planning effective local action and worship. Please could you spread the word?   caid.org.uk/campaignkickoff2020, or book on eventbrite.

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

25 April: Pickering, N Yorks: Towards caring for God’s creation & responding to the unfolding disaster – Lady Lumley’s School, Pickering
Talks Workshops and Displays. Bishop James Jones * Professor Jon Lovett * Professor Nick Cowern. Ryedale Christian Council.

9 May: Sheffield: One Earth: God’s Earth. Opening welcome from Bishop Pete, Bishop of Sheffield, worship, keynote speakers and practical workshops. Do visit the Green Christian stall!

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

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

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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