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CEL News Email No 70. 3 April 2010

Happy Easter!

1. GENERAL ELECTION http://www.christian-ecology.org.uk/election-2010.htm
2. POST ELECTION SERVICE AND ALL-NIGHT VIGIL http://www.christian-ecology.org.uk/vigil.htm
3. BP FORTNIGHT OF SHAME 1-15 APRIL
4. OPERATION NOAH GATHERING http://www.operationnoah.org/node/238
5. VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR LOW CARBON BUILDING PROJECT IN ESSEX APRIL-MAY http://bit.ly/ctGKXl
6. NEW PAGE S ON CEL WEBSITE
7. APRIL EVENTS

 

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1. GENERAL ELECTION

The upcoming general election gives us all the opportunity to promote democratic choice and to make climate change a doorstep issue. There is an introductory page on CEL's website on 'Ask the Climate Question' campaign.

http://www.christian-ecology.org.uk/ask-the-climate-question.htm

Especially if you live in a marginal seat, get involved with the 'Ask the Climate Question' campaign through:

Tearfund http://www.tearfund.org/Campaigning/Election+2010/Election_ACQ.htm

Christian Aid http://www.christianaid.org.uk/ActNow/election2010/index.aspx

CAFOD http://www.cafod.org.uk/election

Stop Climate Chaos http://www.stopclimatechaos.org/ask-the-climate-question

Whether or not you are in a marginal seat, it is still worth organising a hustings in your area. Go to the CTBI web site: http://www.ctbi.org.uk/CFH/427 for a step-by-step guide on how to go about it.

And when you have organised your event, or when you go to one, go to CEL's web site for ideas of questions to ask such as:

1. Massive reductions in energy use in this country are necessary but will not be easy. How unpopular are you prepared to be? Give us an example of the courage you will show in this area.

2. Addressing climate change requires a paradigm shift in our way of being in the developed world. What will you do to change the culture of our country from one of human-buyings to one of human beings?

More questions at www.christian-ecology.org.uk/election-2010.htm

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2. POST ELECTION SERVICE AND ALL NIGHT VIGIL

London 15th /16th May. The new government may need reminding of the importance of prioritising addressing climate change above the economy, education and the EU.

CEL is organising a service at St. Martin 's in the Fields at 11pm from which we will join the Campaign against Climate Change vigil as it processes down Whitehall to Parliament Square .

CaCC are organizing the overnight vigil in Old Palace Yard, outside Parliament. It will continue through the night of 15/16 May until 5am . A venue not far from Parliament will be open all night for

Taize, tea and toilets, and breakfast will be served at 6am .

Please join us. Visit CEL's website for more information.

http://www.christian-ecology.org.uk/vigil.htm

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3. BP FORTNIGHT OF SHAME 1-15 APRIL

Rising Tide ( http://risingtide.org.uk/index.htm ) and others are calling for BP to reverse their plans to move into Canada 's tar sands. According to the NASA scientist Dr. James Hansen humanity can

probably burn all the oil in the earth and survive. But we must leave most of the coal and all of the unconventional fossil fuels, such as tar sands, in the ground. BP must know this, they just need

reminding. The BP Fortnight of Shame runs between the annual Fossil Fools day on April 1st and BP's Annual General Meeting on April 15th. Please pray that the fortnight is effective and let Ruth know if you plan to join the demonstration outside the AGM on the 15th at ruthj@phonecoop.coop .

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4. OPERATION NOAH GATHERING

By Cloud and Fire - spiritual journeys to climate safety. The Operation Noah gathering and AGM will be held at 11am , 22nd May, Friends' House, Euston Rd. Michael Northcott, Mary Grey, Paul

Bodenham and you will chart a path through the post-Copenhagen spiritual and political wilderness.

http://www.operationnoah.org/node/238

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5. LOW CARBON BUILDING PROJECT VOLUNTEERS NEEDED APRIL-MAY

The Othona Community, at Bradwell on Sea, Essex , has opportunities during April and May 2010 for volunteers to get involved with our award-winning low-carbon building project, which has won £103,000 funding from the EEDA Cut Your Carbon competition.

Volunteers can spend from a few days to a few weeks on the project, and will gain hands-on experience of natural building techniques including constructing walls using strawbale, earth-ramming and cobbing. No experience necessary - training will be provided, and accommodation on site is available. Find out more at http://bit.ly/ctGKXl 01621 776 564

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6. NEW PAGE S ON CEL WEBSITE:

April prayer guide:

http://www.christian-ecology.org.uk/p1004.htm

2010 Storm of Hope Brochure

http://www.christian-ecology.org.uk/soh-brochure.htm

CEL members have already received this as a paper copy. Whether you are a member or not, If you would like to be sent some spare copies to put in your church or to display at events please ask Jill at resources@christian-ecology.org.uk

Short "Tar sands" article for a church magazine

http://www.christian-ecology.org.uk/m1004.htm

 

March Grass of the month: Blue Moor-grass

http://www.christian-ecology.org.uk/grass3.htm

April Grass of the Month: Sweet Vernal-grass

http://www.christian-ecology.org.uk/grass4.htm

 

Introduction to Ask the Climate Question

http://www.christian-ecology.org.uk/ask-the-climate-question.htm

 

Press release on Churches on Transition on 22 March

http://www.christian-ecology.org.uk/pr-cit-20100322.htm

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7. APRIL EVENTS

Visit www.christian-ecology.org.uk/whatson.htm for What's On in

April and the rest of 2010.

The John Houghton Talk in Edinburgh which we said in an earlier email was on 1st May is not on 1st May - it is in the evening on 15 th April: http://bit.ly/9YLd0G For details about the time this starts please contact Dr Murdo Macdonald mmacdonald@cofscotland.org.uk

Please send us details of other upcoming events you would like us to publicise on the whatson page of the website.

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