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Operation Noah and CEL at

Stop Climate Chaos Sat 4 November: London

(Listen to the 2 min of Radio 4 Sunday programme for 4 Nov)

Pictures from the Rally below

Links to other reports of the Rally

CEL Press Release:
Packed Service for Climate Change Rally- Nov 6

Christian Ecology Link (CEL) today praised Christians who were highly visible at the Climate Change Rally in London on Saturday, some of whom had travelled several hundred miles to support the event.

CEL Chairman Tim Cooper said

"It's a real privilege to have been present among so many Christians willing to make such an effort to demonstrate their passionate commitment to caring for God's creation."

Several hundred Christians attended a crowded church service prior to the start of the rally at Grosvenor Chapel in Central London organized by members of CEL in co-operation with Operation Noah and Churches Together in Britain and Ireland. Richard Chartres, Bishop of London, gave a challenging sermon and Fr Joe Ryan, Chair of Westminster RC Diocese J&P Commission, and Dudley Coates, Vice President of Methodist Conference, each contributed to the service.

Ruth Jarman of Christian Ecology Link, attending with her two year old son Tom, said

"It was truly inspirational to leave the service singing 'We are marching in the Light of God' and then walk across London with thousands of others as part of this important event."

Christian Ecology Link is holding its Annual Members Meeting this coming Saturday, 11th November at St Mary's Church, Eversholt Street, London NW1 (near Euston Station), starting at 1.30pm (doors open at 12.30). Anyone concerned about the environment or wanting to find out more about Christian Ecology Link will be very welcome.



 

Reports from Church Newspapers:
Methodist Recorder
ChurchTimes

Baptist Times
Salvation Army (Also includes reference to light pollution and blackout campaign..)
Tearfund

 

 

Links to other reports

See and hear the Bishop of London and George Monbiot on YouTube (or read the words)


(Listen to the 2 min of interviews on the Radio 4 Sunday programme for 4 November, for this week.

Tearfund Report of Bishop Jones and pictures: 'Too much is at stake. How can we claim to be empowering Africa to a new future through aid, trade and debt relief, if through our own profligacy we wreck the climate and ruin their harvests?'

http://portal.campaigncc.org/ press release and pictures about the event as they come in.

Want to see more pictures? The Global Climate Campaign Gallery website has pictures from London and around the World for 4 Nov.

 

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Quaker Green Action
 
 
 

Want to see more pictures? The Global Climate Campaign Gallery website has pictures from London and around the World for 4 Nov.


The original programme

The rally takes place on the eve of critical international climate change talks in Nairobi.

Christian Ecology Link wants to see thousands of Christians join Operation Noah and other members of the Stop Climate Chaos coalition at the I Count rally and other events to send a message to Tony Blair and other world leaders that we share God's passion for justice, and care about climate change

Gathering Point for Christians who care about climate justice: Grosvenor Chapel, 24 South Audley Street , London W1K 2PA . Map

Doors open and refreshments served from 10am . Nearest tube station: Green Park .

11.15 Worship Service: organised by Operation Noah and Christian Ecology Link at Grosvenor Chapel, 24 South Audley Street , London W1K 2PA Map

The Rt Revd Richard Chartres, Bishop of London is to give the address at the 11.15 Worship Service

Dudley Coates ( Vice President of the Methodist Conference ) and Fr Joe Ryan ( Chair of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Westminster Justice and Peace Commission ) are also taking part in the Service.

Both the Grosvenor Chapel and St Martins-in-the-Fields (below) services will use a prayer written for the day by David Pickering (Chair: Operation Noah Executive Committee). Two versions of this prayer are available – a short and long version. Please try to persuade your own church to use this prayer on Sunday 5 th November.

12.00 Rally - Rally in Grosvenor Square: Campaign Against Climate Change: speeches from MPs, MEPs and environmentalists.

12.45 March from Grosvenor Square to Trafalgar Square , due to arrive by 2pm .  

Tearfund are organising a service of worship at St Martins-in-the-Fields Church, just off Trafalgar Square, from 12.30 to 1.15, to which you will also be welcome.  

From 1pm: I Count -- Stop Climate Chaos Mass Gathering - Trafalgar Square. The rally starts at 1pm . The main part is from 2pm to 3pm with inspirational speakers.

3.30 - 4.30: Refreshments and find out more what Christian organisations are doing on climate change:information on climate change: St Paul 's Church, Bedford Street , London WC2E 9EF

5.00pm - 7.00pm: Pause for the Planet Interfaith reflective gathering at St Ethelburga's Centre for Reconciliation and Peace, 78 Bishopsgate

For more information go to www.christian-ecology.org.uk or email info@christian-ecology.org.uk or phone 01524 36241.

Stop Climate Chaos is a powerful new coalition which includes a wide range of environment, development and faith organisations campaigning together on climate change. www.stopclimatechaos.org

The Operation Noah churches climate change campaign is part of the new Stop Climate Chaos coalition which includes a wide range of environment, development and faith organisations campaigning together on climate change www.stopclimatechaos.org

Information on the I Count rally at www.icount.org.uk


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