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'Sowing the Seed'

Saturday 1st November, 2003
Bloomsbury Central Baptist Church
235 Shaftesbury Avenue, London WC2H 8EP

11.00 am to 5.30 pm (registration from 10 am)
4.40 pm CEL Annual Members' Meeting

KEYNOTE SPEAKER
Rt Rev James Jones, Bishop of Liverpool
'Earthing the Gospel'

Conference cost: 10 (5 for CEL members who pre-book).

WORKSHOPS:  Discuss:-
A Christian attitude to animals - Deborah Jones
CEL and the Internet - Dr Judith Allinson
The environmental implications of armed conflict - Deanna Douglas
Youth involvement in caring for creation - Miguel de Franca Doria
TRAINING SESSIONS:   How to:
How to:- Help your church to 'build the Ark' Paul Bodenham & Ruth Jarman
Campaign against GM food and farming Martin Haggerty
Get the national church moving Ven Michael Fox
Cet the local church moving George Dent
Use regional radio and newspapers Rev Donald MacDonald
KEYNOTE SPEAKER
The Rt Rev James Jones, Bishop of Liverpool, is giving the keynote talk on 'Earthing the Gospel'. He says this means 'taking Christianity out of its private box and planting it in the world for which it was destined. The Gospel is concerned for the earth - its present and its future.'

WORKSHOPS & TRAINING SESSIONS
These will run twice in the afternoon. The workshops will enable clarification of the issues with a knowledgeable leader and will provide an opportunity for discussion. The Training Sessions aim to help participants in getting the message of Christian responsibility for God's creation across to the wider church and society.

A Christian attitude to animals
Deborah Jones is Secretary of the Catholic Study Circle for Animal Welfare and edits their magazine 'The Ark'. She is studying for a doctorate on animals and the church.

CEL and the Internet
Dr Judith Allinson, a Methodist, a botanist and CEL's web editor will host a discussion on how both CEL and individual members can make more use of the Internet.

Environmental implications of armed conflict
Deanna Douglas of the London Mennonite Centre will focus discussion on the links between war and its consequences for the environment as well as the innocent civilians caught in the midst of conflict.

Youth involvement in caring for creation
Miguel de Franca Doria, CEL's Youth Officer, will provide an opportunity for younger people to meet and plan activities which will reach out to their own age group.

Helping your church 'build the Ark'
Paul Bodenham & Ruth Jarman lead CEL's climate campaign, Operation Noah. Find out how you can get your church or community group on board, and so protect the poor and future generations from dangerous climate change.

How to campaign against GM food and farming
Martin Haggerty, an experienced anti-GM campaigner, will lead a practical session exploring the ways in which Christians can tackle pro-GM propaganda in the media and in our churches.

How to get the national church moving
Ven Michael Fox is Archdeacon of West Ham In the Anglican Chelmsford diocese. He will give ideas on how to influence national church leaders and get the wider church moving.

How to get the local church moving
George Dent is a former CEL National Co-ordinator who has worked for many years at encouraging local churches to take action on caring for God's creation.

How to use regional radio and newspapers
Rev Donald MacDonald is a former communications officer for the Anglican Derby Diocese. He will give helpful ideas on using regional radio and writing press releases.

CONFERENCE DETAILS

Draft Timetable
10.00 Coffee & informal networking
11.00 Welcome & service of worship
11.20 Talk by Bishop James Jones, followed by questions and discussion
12.40 Networking introductions
1.00 Lunch
2.00 First group sessions
3.00 Tea break
3.30 Second group sessions
4.40 CEL AMM
5.30 Close with prayer.

How to get there

Bloomsbury Central Baptist Church is located at 235 Shaftesbury Avenue, London WC2. It is near the junction of Shaftesbury Avenue and New Oxford Street.

Parking is non-existent. Please come by tube or bus. The nearest tube stations are:

Tottenham Court Road (200m), Covent Garden (300m), Holborn (400m).

Lunch
Please bring your own food. Fairly traded tea and coffee will be available.

London SPCK Bookstall
Buy books on Christianity and the environment from SPCK during the breaks and lunchtime.

Disabled Access
A lift gives access to all floors in the church.

Contact details for more information
CEL, 3 Bond Street, Lancaster LA1 3ER.
01524 36241 or 01428 723747.
info@christian-ecology.org.uk
www.christian-ecology.org.uk
Bursaries may be available on application for students and those on low income.

Registered Charity No. 328744 Company Registration No. 2445198

CONFERENCE BOOKING FORM

The whole day, including CEL's Annual Members' Meeting, is open to non-members. Any CEL member is welcome to just attend the AMM at 4.40pm at no cost.
The cost is 10 per person for non-members and 5 for CEL members who pre-book. CEL members who do not pre-book will have to pay 10 on the day.
Please post this form with your cheque to:- CEL Conference, Foresta, Pines Road, Liphook, Hampshire GU30 7PL.

I wish to book .places at CEL's Conference
I enclose a cheque for
I am a CEL member YES/NO
(Please make cheques payable to CEL)

WORKSHOP/TRAINING SESSION CHOICES
Workshops and Training Sessions will run twice in the afternoon. My/Our Workshop or Training Session priorities are:-
(Please number 1 2 3 4 )
WORKSHOPS   TRAINING SESSIONS  
Christian attitude to animals Building the Ark
CEL and the Internet Campaigning against GM
Environment & armed conflict Moving the national church
Young people & creation Moving the local church
Using radio & newspapers
OTHER INFORMATION I/We can distribute publicity leaflets (Please specify number )
Send CEL membership details
I/We are willing to help on the day
Name ........................................................
Address ...................................................
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Telephone Number .........................
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