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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

Wed 21 April, 7pm: GC Online Workshop: Bible Discussion: What does scripture say to believers about Creation Care? With Deborah Tomkins

More Wednesday evening GC online workshops…

Mon 26 Apr (5.45pm for) 6pm to 7pm: Green Christian Allotment Group monthly meeting

15 May 11am-12 noon: CEE Bill – Understanding how the CEE Bill works to meet the mandates of our faith (Co hosted by Green Christian and Christian Climate Action) Details to come. If you have a questions to put, please email info@greenchristian.org.uk

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

Thurs 22 April: Climate Emergency Toolkit – National Training Webinar. Training webinar to help you get started with using the Climate Emergency Toolkit, or to take the next steps. There are two time slots available which will both run for an hour (the content will be the same for both): 1-2pm & 8-9pm.

Wed 28 Apr 7.30pm: A New Moral Ecology for a World where Climate Catastrophe is Real – Lecture by The Very Revd Dr Frances Ward, theologian, researcher and writer, preacher, speaker and teacher, is the author of Like There’s No Tomorrow: Climate Crisis, Eco-Anxiety and God, The Hook Lecture is organised jointly by Leeds Church Institute, Leeds Minster and School of Philosophy, Religion and the History of Science at the University of Leeds. By Zoom. book now.

Wed – Fri 12-14 May: 10am-12.30pm each day: Sitting Among the Ashes: An Online conference on spiritual accompaniment: Led by Andii Bowsher and Paul Bodenham (both on the board of Green Christian). Details from andii.bowsher@northumbria.ac.uk ) – More info in the main Whatson Section below.


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3. EVENTS OF ALL ORGANISATIONS

Thurs 15 April, 2pm: Making COP26 count as UK faith groups, webinar by Faith for the Climate

Wed 21 April, 7pm: GC Online Workshop: Bible Discussion: What does scripture say to believers about Creation Care? With Deborah Tomkins

22 April Earth Day

Thurs 22 April: Climate Emergency Toolkit – National Training Webinar. Training webinar to help you get started with using the Climate Emergency Toolkit, or to take the next steps. There are two time slots available which will both run for an hour (the content will be the same for both): 1-2pm & 8-9pm.

Sat 24 April, 9.15 – 4.15: The climate crisis – what on earth can we do? A free conference via Zoom to explore what individuals can do themselves to lessen the effects of climate change. Featuring Bishop James Jones, Prof Nick Cowern and others with loads of exciting and challenging workshops.

Mon 26 April (5.45 for) 6pm: Green Christian monthly Allotment group – by Zoom

Wed 28 Apr 7.30pm: A New Moral Ecology for a World where Climate Catastrophe is Real – Lecture by The Very Revd Dr Frances Ward, theologian, researcher and writer, preacher, speaker and teacher, is the author of Like There’s No Tomorrow: Climate Crisis, Eco-Anxiety and God, The Hook Lecture is organised jointly by Leeds Church Institute, Leeds Minster and School of Philosophy, Religion and the History of Science at the University of Leeds. By Zoom. book now.

Sat 1 May Pray and Fast for the Climate – the first day of each month.

Wed 5 May, 7pm: GC online workshop: Exploring the Way of Life: Prayer and Devotions with George Dow

Sun 9 May: Rogation Sunday

Wed – Fri 12-14 May: 10am-12.30pm: Sitting Among the Ashes: An Online conference on spiritual accompaniment:

Spiritual direction and pastoral care in climate emergency and ecological
crisis: accompanying those awaking to climate grief and anxiety. Learning
to grow beyond the tyrannies of hope and despair: becoming keepers of a
threshold to the future. Paul Bodenham of Green Christian and Borrowed Time will be a main leader.

More exact details will be emailed out nearer the time to those who have
expressed an interest. Responses (to andii.bowsher@northumbria.ac.uk ) would be appreciated to help identify how best to enable discussions between participants and for feedback and plenary discussions.

15 May 11am-12 noon: CEE Bill – Understanding how the CEE Bill works to meet the mandates of our faith (Co hosted by Green Christian and Christian Climate Action) Details to come. If you have a questions to put, please email info@greenchristian.org.uk

17-30 May: UN Biodiversity Conference (CBD COP 15) China

Sat 15 May – 11am – noon. The Climate and Ecological Emergency Bill – Q&A. This event is co-hosted with Christian Climate Action

5-13 June: Churchyards are often treasure troves of biodiversity. As part of Caring for God’s Acre’s “Love Your Burial Ground week” 5th June to 13th June, the C of E is asking churches to use the week as a springboard to start recording the wildlife within their churchyards. Churches Count on Nature Could you or someone in your community organise a wildlife spotting event? Covid-safe, inclusive to the wider community and great for mental health!  Read more..

11 June – 30 Oct: – Relay from St Ives to Glasgow: – Rise to the Moment. Find out where you can join in here To Raise awareness about COP 26. Organised by Young Christian Climate Network

 Sun 13 June: Open Farm Sunday

13 – 14 July – 9.00 am to 5.00 pm- Digital Conference run by Modern Church – Climate Emergency: the search for hope beyond denial and despair Book now!

21-22 July: Sustaining Church – Reimagining Communities of Faith in Climate Crisis- Online Conference – Hazelnut Community Farm -RUTH VALERIO | NORMAN WIRZBA | NURYA LOVE PARISH | ELLEN DAVIS
& OTHER THEOLOGIANS, FARMERS, DREAMERS, AND ENVIRONMENTALISTS – Call for papers by 16 April

23-25 July: The Hayes Conference Centre, Swanwick: The 2020 Annual Justice and Peace Conference-conference (or a form of it) has been postponed till 2021 – Related to – Action for Life on Earth’ includes GC members running workshops –

27-30 Aug 2021; Green Christian stall at Greenbelt

1 Sept – 4 Oct: Creation Time

18-26 Sept: Great Big Green Week – Promoted by the Climate Coalition.

2 Oct 2021: Colchester: Green Christian on the Road: 10am to 4pm. St Stephen’s Church, Canterbury Road, Colchester, Essex CO2 7RY. Programme details later.

8-10 Oct – Green Christian Retreat at Ringsfield Hall,  Beccles NR34 8JR Suffolk – book early as numbers limited. Send us an email.

1-12th November – UN Climate Summit COP26

27 Nov – Green Christian Annual Members Meeting: Aloysius, 20 Phoenix Road, Euston, London NW1 1TA

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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