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Storm of Hope Conference - CEL 25 Years Young. - held at All Hallows by the Tower Church next to the Tower of London 7 July 2007
Please note this page is still being written. If you attended the conference and have suggestions about what should be added, do email them in.
The event starts (after coffee and chat) with a Panel of Speakers.
seen here in the church garden withTim Cooper (CEL Chairman) on the left.
See programme for details
|And finishes with a toast to the next 25 years of CEL|
The next slides show some of the workshops
Ann Pettifor (right, with white blouse) leads the workshop on Operation Noah.
She announces the launch of the new Operation Noah Website
See part of her talk on Operation Noah
Sarah de Nordwall (seen here as a dynamic blur) leads a workshop on being a bard and writing poetry. This was held poetically down in the ancient historic crypt.
She wrote two poems for the Event.
|Another view of the poetry goup.|
|Paul Bodenham (pink shirt) leads a workshop on giving talks and writing. - The newspaper is a sunshade -- See the Tower of London behind.|
John Vivian leads a workshop on Local Groups. we discuss topics from working with the Muslim Group IFEES and other "Abrahamic Groups" to encouraging people in our churches to form a group and to point out to stores and offices that they can save money by switching off lights..
|The Ecoteam Workgroup is appropriately set in the kitchen.|
|Mary Grey (pink top) leads a workshop on Theology|
Dave Bookless tells us about A Rocha.
His intriductory 5 minutes talk for CEL involved
|Jo Rathbone (centre) seen here discussing posters, later runs a workshop on EcoCongregation|
|Andy Ensor and Hayley treat us to Scottish and Irish music over the luch hour.|
|..while others listen in the sun|
|Caption to be added...|
|There is good opportunity for networking - here at the Local Groups Stand. See the new navy blue CEL leaflets|
|Paul Bodenham of Operation Noah, Laura Deacon - CEL Information Officer - and George Dent, former CEL Information Officer at the registration table|
|Meanwhile -- a view of the otutside of the church - -part of the Tour de France pageant going past|
|More Tour de France floats whiz past|
|Chris Walton - full of gestures here, later described how children who come to his field centre have appreciated seeing the stars and milky way at night.|
|Ellen Teague (left) of Justice and Peace - will be the guest speaker at the conference on November 3rd in Lancaster which will be the occasion of CEL's Annual Members Meeting.|
|Susy Brouard of CAFOD runs the Live Simply Stand - would you like a t-shirt. could you make a Pledge?|
|Jonathan Essex talks to Ann Pettifor|
CEL adopted four phrases in their vision statement - and four corners were set up in the church for people to respond to these phrases
|1) Letting Loose Hope - Pictures showing what churches and groups have done to care for the environment|
2) Pioneering Practical discipleship
A list of ideas were written on a "wall":
Ideas wall comments
Please consider adding a vegetarian option to your message.
How does Christian spirituality address the environmental needs of the world better than other spiritualities especially New Age spirituality?
"Without prayer you can do nothing" May we preface every meeting with prayer!
Make you church a "beacon on the hill" - providing moral and environmental leadership and good practice in your community
Incorporate study of Teilhard de Chardin and his news et Christo genesis
Spread the good ideas
Wildlife and biodiversity
Let's engage people from all age groups - where are the young people today?
Work closely with ECCR and similar bodies (Ecumenical Council for Corporate Responsibility)
Equality to both wildlife and farming - one cannot exist without the other. Animals need man and vice versa. How can we improve and ensure its continuance?
CEL to respond to Soil Association consultation on food miles using LOAF as proposed framework.
Expounding how a simple life benefits individual and societal happiness/well being
Livestock farming is a greater cause of global warming than transport
What is a Christian lifestyle?
|Empowering agents of change|
|People were asked to place a stone in a spiral growing from the logo used for Storm of Hope. One person added some rock dust.|
|Here is the spiral without the rock dust. Part of the service involved a liturgy about living stones.|
Equipping Prophetic Witness
|Paul Bodenham proposes a toast to the next 25 Years of CEL|
|And it's time to set off for home. One member at least has come by bike (and train)|
|Andy and Hayley play us out|
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