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Church environment stall in Faith Tent at Make Poverty History Edinburgh 2005

Record of Past events in 2007

- events around Britain and beyond-Church and Environment-

Note : The events on this page are all PAST events.
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13 Jan 2007 Hove East Sussex 'Water: Too much or too little in Sussex?', 10.30am to 1pm, Church House, Hove, East Sussex BN3 4ED. Organised by CEL, Chichester Diocese Church & Society Dept, Arundel & Brighton RC J&P Commission. Details: Helen Swyer, Church House, 01273 421021 or justice-and-peace@dabnet.org .
15 Jan 2007 Edinburgh

Renewable Energy: at Wardie Church , Edinburgh with Jason Leon, renewables advisor for the Scottish Community and Householder Renewables Initiative (SCHRI), on alternative energy sources that can be installed on a domestic scale. All welcome.

16 Jan 2007 Hereford

Hereford Christian Ecology Group: Geoff Perrott, environmental coordinator for the Herefordshire Partnership, Will talk about The Climate Change Strategy for Herefordshire at St John's Church , Hereford at 7.30pm

Thur 18 Jan Oxford 12.30 pm. Six Degrees: Life on a hotter planet. Mark Lynas, New Statesman. One of the Changing the Climate St Giles lunchtime lectures, Hilary Term 2007. This lecture will take place at St Giles Church, St Giles, Oxford.
18 Jan North Staffs North Staffs Circle of Newman Association Newman and the Environmental Imperative
Discussion Group 01782 619698
18 Jan 2007 Sutton Courtney, Abingdon, Oxfordshire Down to Earth Series 'An Inconvenient Truth'
To kickstart the Down to Earth Series, the Abbey will show Al Gore's recent film, 'An Inconvenient Truth' which will be followed by a discussion with local environmental groups. Donation for refreshments. 7.30-9.30pm Free entrance OX14 4AF tel: 01235 847401 The Abbey, Sutton Courtney


19-21 Jan 2007 Ringsfield EcoStudy Centre, Beccles, Suffolk Storm of Hope An invitation to enjoy and explore the meaning of community for CEL members and others at Ringsfield EcoStudy Centre for CEL members and others 01502 713020 Cost: £72 inclusive .
20 Jan 7.30pm Birmingham Talk at Selly Park Baptist Church, (B29 7PS ) on Christianity and Climate Change by Jean-Francois (Jeff) Mouhot. This talk is part of a wider project organised by BFoE called "Faith, Climate Change and Birmingham" A 15 minutes DVD made by Operation Noah will also be shown and there will be plenty of books and leaflets on display. Jeff Mouhot is the Energy and Climate Change campaigns coordinator for Birmingham Friends of the Earth ,
20 Jan 2007 Cheltenham Redcliffe/JRI conference: on the themes of Population and Biodiversity. "Too many Stewards, not enough Creation?" The speakers will include Professor John Guillebaud, Dr Andrew Gosler, and John McKeown. 01452 308097. All welcome, booking required,
bookings@redcliffe.org.uk or 01452 308097. Brochure
Sat 20 Jan: 2007Every Saturday Oxford Workparty 2-4pm at Ss Mary & John Churchyard Project . Contact Ruth Conway There are similar workparties on Saturdays throughout the year. More details on Sage website 01865 723085
21-27 Jan UK Farmhouse Breakfast Week
22 Jan Cheltenham An Inconvenient Truth - Film to be shown at Bethesda Methodist Church, Great Norwood Street, Cheltenham at 7.30pm. Poster
22 Jan Yatton, N Somerset An Inconvenient Truth Revd Cathy Horder is putting on a showing - at the Chapter House at St Mary's Yatton, North Somerset.
25 Jan Sutton Courtney, Abingdon, Oxfordshire Down to Earth Series CO2 Emissions A practical workshop on CO2 emissions with Rumi Mohideen, local renewable energy consultant. How do we know how much CO2 we are producing? Rumi will introduce some simple and affordable monitoring solutions, enabling people to work towards a 90% reduction in carbon emissions. 7.30-9.30pm £5 OX14 4AF tel: 01235 847401 The Abbey, Sutton Courtney
25 Jan Oxford 12.30pm. Climate change and development. John Magrath, Oxfam GB. One of the Changing the Climate St Giles lunchtime lectures, Hilary Term 2007. This lecture will take place at St Giles Church, St Giles, Oxford.
Th 25 Jan Kenilworth St John's Church Kenilworth Josh Neufeld from Warwick University speaking about Climate change 7.30pm "Global warming: is it hot air or are we in hot water?" Josh is a Post Doctoral Research Fellow at Warwick University.
Fri 26 Jan Wrexham Wrexham Circle of Newman AssociationEcology and the Church” Talk by Dr Mike Monaghan. We meet at 7.15 pm in Hillbury House, Hillbury Road, Wrexham for Mass or Evening Prayer followed by refreshments. Talks start at 8.00pm and close at 9.30pm. Meetings are open to members and generally also open to visitors. contact: 01978 855885, e-mail
27 Jan Clubmoor, Liverpool The Green Guide to cutting costs and Making Savings "Heating bills going through the roof? Practical steps to reducing your bills" 10 am to 2 pm- St Andrew's Church Clubmoor organised by Operation Eden 0151 705 2111 / 2162
28 Jan Salterforth, Lancashire 11.15. Ecumenical Service (Joint service for Kelbrook, Earby and Salterforth) on "How can the churches care for the environment?" theme. Guest Speaker: Judith Allinson .
Salterforth Baptist church
29 Jan 2007 London

Profiting from loss: Colombian farmers evicted by British mining companies 6.30 - 8 pm followed by reception. The Auditorium, Amnesty International UK, The Human Rights Action Centre, 17-25 New Inn Yard, London EC2 (nearest tube Old Street ) -An opportunity to hear and meet Representatives of African-Colombian and Indigenous families evicted from their land in the province of La Guajira , Colombia to make way for a massive opencast coal mine:

29-31 Jan Woodbrooke, Birmingham A conference at Woodbrooke, Birmingham run by Quaker Green Action, mainly for Quaker organisations and meetings. Cost £140 Contact Laurie Michaelis at laurie@livingwitness.org.uk for details.
31 Jan Canterbury

Profiting from loss: Colombian farmers evicted by British mining companies 6.30 - 8 pm followed by reception. -An opportunity to hear and meet Representatives of African-Colombian and Indigenous families evicted from their land in the province of La Guajira , Colombia to make way for a massive opencast coal mine: 7.30pm, Dominican Priory, St Peter's Lane (behind Marlowe Theatre)

1st Feb 2007 Hull

Profiting from loss: Colombian farmers evicted by British mining companies 6.30 - 8 pm followed by reception. -An opportunity to hear and meet Representatives of African-Colombian and Indigenous families evicted from their land in the province of La Guajira , Colombia to make way for a massive opencast coal mine: Hull, , Friends Meeting House, Percy Street, 7.30pm

Thur 1 Feb Oxford 12.30pm. Managing the impacts of climate change. Dr Chris West, Director, UK Climate Impacts Programme. One of the Changing the Climate St Giles lunchtime lectures, Hilary Term 2007. This lecture will take place at St Giles Church, St Giles, Oxford.
1 Feb Sutton Courtney, Abingdon, Oxfordshire Down to Earth Series Renewable Energy Systems A practical workshop on renewable energy systems with Rumi Mohideen. Rumi will introduce different off-grid small-scale renewable energy systems, explaining their design and how to install them. 7.30-9.30pm £5 OX14 4AF tel: 01235 847401 at The Abbey, Sutton Courtney
3 Feb Sheffield

LIVE THE COOL LIFE-IMAGINING A GREENER SHEFFIELD Open Climate Change Conference (free entry) St Mary's Community Centre, Bramall Lane, Sheffield- A chance for Sheffield people to have their say and discover practical steps to combat climate change locally and globally.
10-12.30 pm: Opening speakers and morning workshops
12.30 -2.00 pm: Affordable veggie lunch, music, kids activities, stalls
2.00 to 4pm: Afternoon workshops and plenary Practicalities: Come to morning or afternoon session, or just for lunch. Free entry -(thanks to St Mary's church) - donations welcome. An accessible complement to the invitation-only "Cooling The Planet" conference, that Al Gore will be addressing. Booking not essential but helps for catering. Reserve a place or book a stall: Rob Last - roblast61@btinternet.com / 0114 2509180 - 0114 2217284 - 0114 2587073 Sheffield Campaign Against Climate Change(and other local organisations)

Sat 3 Feb Carrbridge, Inverness-shire Creating a Climate of Hope 2 - 5pm in Carrbridge Village Hall An afternoon for all ages exploring the links between faith, climate change, and poverty. Arranged by the Presbytery of Abernethy (Church of Scotland) with speakers from Stop Climate Chaos and Christian Aid, and a children`s programme. contact: manse(at)nethybridge.freeserve.co.uk)
3 Feb Oxford

Day conference: Profiting from loss: Colombian farmers evicted by British mining companies 6.30 - 8 pm followed by reception. -An opportunity to hear and meet Representatives of African-Colombian and Indigenous families evicted from their land in the province of La Guajira , Colombia to make way for a massive opencast coal mine: Oxford, Saturday 3 February, Ruskin College, details:

Sat 3 Feb 2007 Gloucester Three Counties Ecumenical Prayer Group for Animals “We warmly invite you to join in our times of prayer either in your own home or at Gloucester Cathedral in the Blue Chapel between 12.15 pm and 12.45 pm on the first Saturday of each month. There is the opportunity to have lunch together afterwards. Events and quiet days take place through the year; and there is always literature available for you to take away, on all aspects of animal welfare and on the Christian responsibility towards all of God’s creatures.” 01452 414616. Drawn from Gloucestershire and neighbouring Herefordshire and Worcestershire, the group is made up of Christians of all traditions and ages
Sun 4 Feb 2007 London Cancelled/postponed: Aubrey Meyer-debate 'How can Jews (help) save the planet ?' with a violin performance of the theme to Schindler's List. postponed 020 8457 5000,
Mon 5 Feb 2007 Birmingham Climate Change and Poverty 7.30pm Carrs Lane Church Centre, room 70 club (B4 7SX) Speakers: Gerry Wolff, Coordinator of TREC-UK : "POWER FROM DESERTS" ; Maya Segas, Oxfam campaigns: Pauline Lewis, Christian Aid (tbc)
Mon 5 Feb 2007 UK Radio 4 "Start the Week" 9 a.m. Andrew Marr hosts a discussion on "God is Green" by documentary maker and Catholic Mark Dowd and Nobel Peace Prizewinner Wangari Mathai. Also 21.30
Lent 2007 Devon "What on Earth are we doing?" will be a Devonside ecumenical Lent Course which takes place in 2007. Promoted by Devon Churches Green Action in cooperation with BBC Radio Devon, this is aimed to encourage us to look at our lifestyles in the context of Lent. The initiative will include a resource pack for local churches and church groups, presentations, worship ideas, Bible study and Young People's activities. Topics to be covered during the series include: Consumerism, Energy, Food, Transport and Water. To register an interest to receive further information please send an e.mail with your name and church/community to joanie@exeter.anglican.org . Env
Lent 2007 Lincolnshire

The Earth in Our Hands - LENT COURSE 2007 'This course is not just for lent, it's for Life' Prepared by Churches Together in All Lincolnshire Environmental Group, and BBC Radio Lincolnshire. This is an invitation to join together in planet Earth care, 'to act locally and think globally'. The course calls on us to proclaim an ecological Gospel of hope and action for the planet, drawing off the rich resources of the Bible in both Old and New Testaments. The 5 Sessions include interviews with people committed to environmental action. Themes include 'Home is where our eco-effort begins', 'Tread lightly on the Earth', 'Living consciously and simply - consumer choice and trade justice', 'Waste is a misplaced resource & living in harmony with the natural world', and 'Building ecological communities'. Introduction and roundup by the Bishop of Lincoln & Terry Miller CTAL, Chaplain for Environmental Issues. 16 page full colour Course booklet £2.00 each (plus p. & p.), free CD, backed by weekly radio programmes and BBC website. details: 01522 504072, or 07712931354 email

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Wed 7 Feb Ludlow

Science and Sin Talk by Dr Dick Henson organised by Christian Ecology Group Ludlow 7.30pm 2, College Street , Ludlow

8 Feb 2007 Brampton Cumbria Community Centre Brampton. First AGM of the Sustainable Brampton Project. One of the five Cumbria Sustainable Communties. Brampton has secured £30,000 grant money to develop the idea over two years and now employs a part time officer, Philip Pennefather. 7.30pm Contact John Smith
Thur 8 Feb Harrogate Harrogate and District Christian Ecology Group Planning Meeting. 7.45pm 20 Carlton Road Harrogate (01423) 871616 email
Thur 8 Feb Oxford 12.30pm. Why is it so hard for us to engage with climate change? Understanding the psychology of denial. George Marshall, Climate Outreach Information Network. One of the Changing the Climate St Giles lunchtime lectures, Hilary Term 2007. This lecture will take place at St Giles Church, St Giles, Oxford
Fri 9 Feb Oxford 7.30-9.30 pm. St Andrew's Church, Linton Road, Oxford. Revd Margot Hodson, chaplain of Jesus College and a director of the John Ray Initiative, and Dr Martin Hodson, Principal Lecturer in Environmental Biology at Oxford Brookes University, will speak on "Climate Change - a theological and practical response" . The meeting is organised by the Oxford branch of Christians in Science . Contact Diana Briggs .
Sat 10 Feb London Network for Peace AGM and speaker. Guns and greenhouse gases: War, Peace and the Environment Conway Hall, Red Lion Square, London. mail@networkforpeace.org.uk www.networkforpeace.org.uk Speaker - Dr Stuart Parkinson of Scientists for Global Responsibility.
Sun 11 Feb Oxford

Radio 4 Sunday Worship Rev Margot Hodson leads the service from Jesus College, Oxford, and former head of the Meteorological Office Sir John Houghton discusses the part churches should play in climate change 8.10am R4

8.10-8.50a.m. Radio 4 Sunday Worship will be live from Jesus College Chapel , Oxford, UK. Sir John Houghton will be preaching, and will give a Christian response to Climate Change . Admission is by ticket. If you would like to attend please email info@sageoxford.org.uk Note this service will be available to listen to on the Radio 4 website for about a week after Sunday 11th.

Sun 11 Feb World This is "Environment Sunday" in the (Old?) Anglican Lecionary, with Readings from Genesis, Psalm 65, Revelation and Luke. See a new hymn that has been written for this Sunday
12 Feb 2007 Channel 4

"God is Green", Channel 4 at 8pm follows acclaimed documentary-maker and recent environmental convert, Mark Dowd, on a personal journey to find out why, despite climate change becoming an increasingly vital issue, the world's major faiths are saying so little about it.

Mark talks to leaders from various faiths including Islam,Catholicism, the Church of England, evangelical Christianity in the USA and Hinduism.

For further information on God is Green or to interview Mark Dowd about his film please contact Lee Hobbs in the Channel 4 press office on 020 7306 8427 or lhobbs@channel4.co.uk. See also article by Mark Dowd ogininally written for Catholic Herald

13 February Melksham Introducing 'Fit For Our Children'Location: St Anthony's Church Room Address: Melksham SN12 6HJ 7.30 pm An introductory evening to the book, 'Fit For Our Children' with Fiona Hulbert the Coordinator of Centre for Faith and Action in Society. 'Fit For Our Children' has been produced by Wiltshire Churches Together in partnership with Wiltshire Wildlife Trust. It is a practical guide demonstrating how congregations and individuals can respond to various 'green' issues including transport, water, wildlife, trade justice and recycling.

Copies of the booklet will be available free of charge. info: anne.doyle@btopenworld.com
Thur 15 Feb Oxford Thursday 15th February 2007- 12.30pm. The church, theology and climate change. The Revd Dr Andrew Bunch, Vicar of St Giles and Dr Paula Clifford, Christian Aid. One of the Changing the Climate St Giles lunchtime lectures, Hilary Term 2007. This lecture will take place at St Giles Church, St Giles, Oxford.
15 Feb 2007 Sutton Courtney, Abingdon, Oxfordshire Down to Earth Series Wind Power Adam Twine, organic farmer, founder of Westmill Wind Cooperative and former Green Party candidate for Wantage, will talk about the origins and future of Oxfordshire's first wind farm, and discuss issues surrounding wind power in the UK today. 7.30-9.30pm £5 OX14 4AF tel: 01235 847401 at The Abbey, Sutton Courtney
17 Feb Basingstoke Portsmouth Justice and Peace Day: - The Environment and Fair Trade - Becoming Stewards of God's Creation . Speakers: Mary Colwell BBC Wildlife Expert; Mark Woods Live Simply Coordinator. Mass with Bishop Crispian. Bishop Challoner School Basingstoke RG22 6SR. Please book 01329 835583 Workshops, including one on Greening Parishes, led by CEL member Ruth Jarman
Sat 17 Feb Oxford 11.30am-4.30pm. Sage visit to Averil Stedeford's ecohouse , 70 St Leonard's Road, Headington, Oxford.  Including bring & share lunch (drinks provided), and a walk, short quiet time and cup of tea. Park in St Leonard's car park as this is a restricted road. Please contact Averil if you are coming on 01865 762383
17 Feb Portsmouth Bishop Challoner School Basingstoke Portsmouth Justice & Peace Day- The Environment and Fair Trade - Becoming stewards of God's Creation 01329 835583 Booking essentialMary Colwell, BBC Environmental Expert and Mark Woods, live simply Co-ordinator. There will be a series of workshops including Fairtrade in Schools, Youth Justice & Peace, Greening Parishes, Climate Change, Stewardship, Recycling, Creation and Sustainable Buildings. There will also be a fairtrade market throughout the day. which will end with mass with Bishop Crispian.
Sat 17 Feb Kent 10am - 4pm. Canterbury and Rochester Dioceses Church in Society: workshop on Eco-congregation. Contact Caroline Pinchbeck 2-3 Bedford Place Maidstone Kent ME16 8JB for more information

Mon 19 Feb 2007

 

Settle N Yorks Churches Together in Settle EcoTeam Meeting. Settle Parish Church 7.30pm 01729 823764
19 Feb- 3 March 2007 London If you wish to learn more about the issues of GLOBAL ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL
DEVELOPMENT – why not attend one of our short intensive courses in London?
   Course 11; Feb 19 to March 3rd
   Course 12; June 4th to 16th
   Course 13; November 5th to 17th
Personnel from all the major development agencies- OXFAM, Save the Children
Fund, ActionAid, WaterAid, CAFOD, Christian Aid, UNICEF and others, as well as
staff of the House of Commons, students, teachers and academics - have
participated and benefited over the last 4 years.www.ethical-events.org
Fri 23 Feb London St Mary Le Bow Church Just Share Event 'Just Faith?' 12.30 pm, Dr Tony Campolo, professor emeritus at Eastern University (USA), acclaimed author and international speaker will explore why we should be concerned about justice. For more information please contact JustShare@stmarylebow.org.uk
22 Feb Oxford 12.30pm. Climate change and biodiversity. Dr Mike Morecroft, NERC Centre for Ecology & Hydrology, Wallingford. One of the Changing the Climate St Giles lunchtime lectures, Hilary Term 2007. This lecture will take place at St Giles Church, St Giles, Oxford.
22 Feb Sutton Courtney, Abingdon, Oxfordshire Down to Earth Series 'Biodiesel: how far will it take us?' a talk by Jon Halle, co-founder and director of Golden Fuels Ltd, an Oxford-based biodiesel cooperative. Jon will explain what biodiesel is, how it is made, and why it is both a good and a bad idea! 7.30-9.30pm £5 OX14 4AF tel: 01235 847401 at The Abbey, Sutton Courtney
Sat 24 Feb York York Trade and Debt Justice, an interdenominational group is holding a day conference on climate change on Saturday February the 24th. Entitled CLIMATE CHANGE….. MAKING POVERTY WORSE with a keynote speech by the director of the Stockholm Institute, based at York University, it will cover the effects of global
warming in this country and also in the developing world. It will be held at the Friends’ Meeting House, Friargate, York, from 10.00 to 4.15. £5.00 and £2.00 concessions. For details of the programme contact: Pat Brar, 56 Fewster Way, York, YO10 4AD
Sat 24 Feb 2007 Warwick A workshop to explore alternative funerals and arrangements, green and
woodland burial and 'good' dying
. For those of all faiths and none. Castle Hill Baptist Church, Castle Hill, Warwick 10.30-3.30pm Cost: £5 per head including a light lunch. PLEASE BOOK YOUR PLACE IN ADVANCE WITH MEG HARPER 01926 403424 (daytime) 01926 400450 (evening) meg"AT"the-harpers.fslife.co.uk The day will include talks by Mike Jarvis, national expert on woodland and alternative burial, Sue Morris, trustee, the Natural Death Centre, Andrew Smith, funeral director and a representative of Greenhaven Woodland Burial Ground. and a display of digital art by Steve Gold, local
artist.
  55 past events incl 2 lent announcements   At 24 Feb 2007: There are 50 upcoming events in March. There are 146 upcoming events in 2007. THis year already 200 events have been announced (In 2005 and 2006 the total for at December was about 220 each year.


24-25 Feb 2007 London Speak Haggerston School, Weymouth Terrace, Hackney, London, E2 8LR BIG DRESS CARNIVAL - LAUNCHING A TOUR - RENEWING THE EARTH.Tony Campolo will be joining from the US to help us explore the exciting promises of justice and freedom for the oppressed found in the Bible and questions linked to this: SPEAK is a Network connecting the emerging generation (students/youth) to campaign and pray on issues of global justice. Fair Trade
26 Feb - 11 March UK FairTrade Fortnight

Fair Trade

27 Feb Kendal, Cumbria 7.30pm, Brewery Arts Centre, Impacts of Climate change on the Developing World
Talk with Ricardo Navarro, environmental activist from El Salvador and former Chair of Friends of the Earth International Organised by South Lakes World Development Movement with various Cumbrian environmental and community groups. The talk will be followed by a facilitated discussion on the Carbon Reduction Programme that is needed. For further information contact Maggie Mason from the South Lakes WDM on 01539 739119 or email
Climate
Tue 27 Feb St Mary Le Bow Church, London

'Global Poverty: the Empire Strikes Back' 1.05 pm, Speakers: Wilf Wilde, political economist, and Andrew Britton, former director of the National Institute of Economic and Social Research. JustShare

Poverty
28 Feb Glasgow Environmental Justice: What is it and how can it be achieved? - Our Planet: Our Choice With Professor JR Downie, University of Glasgow and Friends of the Earth, 7.30pm at Kelvinside Hillhead Parish Church (Observatory Road). Opportunity for questions, and tea and coffee at the end of the evening. Poverty
28 Feb 2007 Truro Environment in Cornwall - Devon Lent Course "What on Earth are we doing?" This Resources Pack will also be used for open ended Group Discussion at: OL & St Piran RC Church Hall, St.Austell Street TRURO Cornwall, CP at rear dates: Weds. 28th Feb; 7th, 14th, 21st & 28th March. Where necessary Cornwall material/reference points will be substituted for Devon ones. Env
Wed 28 Feb Tunbridge Wells

Tunbridge Wells Christian Aid Action Group: Facing Climate Chaos Are you concerned about climate change? Want to know what you can do about it? Then come on to St Paul's Church Centre, High St, Rusthall, at 3 for 3.15pm and meet REBECCA RUST Christian Aid, PHILIP CLARKSON WEBB, Church in Society and other consultants, to be confirmed. Simulations, workshops, exhibition and discussion. Admission Free - FAIRTRADE refreshments. 01 273 470 514 or southeast@christian-aid.org PS There will be special workshops for Year 6 and 7 children from seven invited schools - hence the starting time!

Climate
28 Feb Oxford 7.30 to 9.00 pm.   Ethical Investing. Presented by Lee Coates, Director of Ethical Investors Group and Chair of the Ecumenical Council on Corporate Responsibility. Part of a Lent series at St. Clement's. There will be a 30-minute talk, followed by 15 minutes for Q&A, and then some time after for refreshments and a chance for people to chat informally with the evening's speaker. Venue: St Clement's Church, Oxford. Contact Jennifer Brown for more details. Ethical Investing
1 March London Nature's Due: Healing Our Fragmented Culture with Prof. Brian Goodwin, Visiting Scholar at Schumacher College and author. Drinks and buffet at Gaia House, 18 Well Walk, London, NW3 from 6pm (Nearest tube Hampstead – Northern Line). A contribution of £7 will be appreciated. 7.30 pm Talk and Discussion at Burgh House, New End Square, London NW3 (Opposite Gaia House). RSVP to Lizzie Cooke on lizzie@gaianet.org or telephone on 020 7428 0055 . Sprituality
1 March Oxford

12.30pm. Climate change: the final straw for tribal peoples. Gilbert Oteyo, Pitt Rivers Museum, Oxford. One of the Changing the Climate St Giles lunchtime lectures, Hilary Term 2007. This lecture will take place at St Giles Church, St Giles, Oxford.

Climate/ Tribal
1 March Glasgow Eco-Congregation at Wellington: A Case Study With Elspeth Kelman and Christine Johnston of Wellington Church, 7.30pm at Kelvinside Hillhead Parish Church (Observatory Road). Opportunity for questions, and tea and coffee at the end of the evening. Part of the "Our Planet: Our Choice?" seminar series. Env
1 March Arthur Rank Centre

Arthur Rank Centre Managing the Social Impacts of Change in Agriculture arcadmin@rase.org .

Agricult- ure
2 March UK CAFOD Lent Fast Day
2 March Chesterton

St Andrew's Church Hall, Chesterton: Greening your church Arocha.cambridge@gmail.com  

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2-4 March Holy Island, Northumbria Enjoying birds as God's Creation per person on Holy Island. Covers 2 nights Full Board including packed lunches for the Saturday and Sunday - Birdwatch Northumbria based at a Christian retreat centre that provides comfortable accommodation and home-cooked food. The island itself is home to many thousands of wintering birds, boasts fabulous scenery and is rich in a spiritual history that includes St Cuthbert (the first Briton known to protect birds!) Wildlife
Sat 3 March 2007 Doncaster

Changing the climate How global warming is affecting the world's poorest people and how you can make a difference. A half day conference with Daleep Mukarji, Director of Christian Aid 1pm - 4pm Priory Place Methodist Church Doncaster - Christian Aid and Churches Together - The event will be led by Doctor Daleep Mukarji, Director of Christian Aid, with contributions from Rev Mike Gilbert, Bishop's Advisor on the Environment, and members of Christian Aid staff. Details 0114 2796215

Climate
3 March London Interfaith workshop on practical action to support the Earth Charter aims of ecological sustainability, economic justice, non-violence and peace. St Ethelburga's , Bishopsgate, City of London. Spiritu- ality
3 March Ambleside Ambleside Parish Centre. Sustaining Activity 2007. Conference on the lessons learned from the Sustainable Communities Projects in Cumbria. 10am-4pm Contact Richard Suddaby. Env
3 March Oxford 2.00 - 5.00pm. Sage work party, Boundary Brook Nature Park. Early Spring Work Party at Boundary Brook - come and see if spring is in full flow or just beginning at the Nature Park, after a mild and wet winter so far. Will the ponds be over-flowing and the marshes marshy, and the birds getting into nesting mode? Variety of tasks to suit time and energy, plus refreshments and good company.... Contact Clare on 01865 242588 or email Clare Wildlife
Sat 3 March Dulwich London The Bread of Life Centre Fair Trade Fashion Show 6.30pm £5-00 Christ Church United Reformed and Methodist Church 263 Barry Road, London SE22 Fair Trade
3 March Bristol The Big Picture - Catholicism and the Natural World Mary Colwell a parishioner at Clifton Cathedral and top BBC natural history producer has put together an exciting interactive programme for a day exploring the Catholic Church and the environment. Location: Apostle Room, Clifton Cathedral, Pembroke Road, Bristol BS8 3BX
Time: 10.00 am to 4.00 pm
Wildlife
3 March Bath and Wells On 3rd March Bath and Wells Diocesan Synod will be debating a proposed environment policy. This is the result of a year's work by a working party set up by the Bishop's Council in early 2006. The working party consulted very widely across the diocese and has now produced a report which includes a basic commitment, a vision statement, supporting papers giving the theological and ecological basis for the commitment, and resource papers.

David Osborne, in Bath and Wells Diocese, has set up an e-mailing list for a periodic eco-newsletter. This will be a way of passing on information about local and national green events and other matters. The first letter was sent to all clergy and churchwardens in the diocese with a request that if they wanted to receiving further editions they should specifically ask. This was to avoid the letter becoming a kind of green spam. Within five days, 75 people had signed up for the next one. If anyone else in Somerset, Bath & North East Somerset or North Somerset would like to receive it, please contact osbornepilton@ukonline.co.uk.

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5 March Channel 4 "God is Green", Channel 4 at midnight (repeat) follows acclaimed documentary-maker and recent environmental convert, Mark Dowd, on a personal journey to find out why, despite climate change becoming an increasingly vital issue, the world's major faiths are saying so little about it.      Mark talks to leaders from various faiths including Islam,Catholicism, the Church of England, evangelical Christianity in the USA and Hinduism.
     For further information on God is Green or to interview Mark Dowd about his film please contact Lee Hobbs in the Channel 4 press office on 020 7306 8427 or lhobbs@channel4.co.uk See also article by Mark Dowd originally written for Catholic Herald
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5 March 2007 Horncastle College Lincs. COMMON GROUND - making, sowing reaping, sustaining: bringing Farmers and Fairtrade Together. The Fairtrade Conference at Horncastle College

This is a major consultation during Fairtrade Fortnight exploring Farming and Fairtrade - in the broad context of global trade justice. The Keynote Speaker is Colin Tudge well known for his books (So Shall We Reap) and essays on farming and the environment. Further speakers on Fairtrade, food production, and there are a range of practical and informative workshops, including setting up a Fairtrade town or village, buying locally, food security, farming experiences and so on.

£10 per person. Bursaries available. Supported by East Lindsey District Council, Churches Together in All Lincolnshire & Lincolnshire Chaplaincy Services, Christian Aid and the Lincolnshire Coop. details: 01522 504072, or 07712931354 email

Fair Trade
Tue 6 Mar St Mary Le Bow Church, London

'Treasure in Clay Jars: the Church and Her Money' 1.05 pm, Tuesday March 6th 2007. Speakers: Neville White, Manager SRI Funds, CCLA and Eve Poole, Academic. Chair: Christina Rees.  JustShare 07970695781

Poverty /Econ
6 March London Genetically Modified Crops and Human Health 9am-pm Westminster Central Hall Please book 01206  504486 Presentation to Government. GM
6 March Steyning Sussex

AN A ROCHA PROJECT IN SUSSEX ? - a special evening near Steyning to present ideas for a project on the South Downs , working with the Wiston Estate. If you would like to attend, please contact the UK Office: uk@arocha.org or 020 8574 5935

Wildlife
Wed 7 Mar Ludlow

Transport in Rural Areas-including trains talk by Tim King, Tourism Officer for the South Shropshire District Council - at the Bishop Mascall Centre, Ludlow 7.30pm

Transport
7 Mar Ripon

St Wilfred's Threshold 7.30pm "Waking to a New Earth-1".The overall theme is essentially ecological. speaker and discussion evening Venue: Holy Trinity Church Crypt Poster

Beauty of the Earth. Dr Edward Echlin discusses this from a theological perspective. Michael Dunn shares more of his wonderful photographs. A selection of poems from Dawn Coull and David McAndrew entitled"Green Words Celebrating the Earth"

Spiritu- ality
Wed 7 Mar Oxford 7.30 to 9.00 pm. Ethical Food. How to select food that is sustainable, provides farmers with a fair price, and is responsibly grown and transported. Presented by Dr Martin Hodson, Oxford Brookes University. Part of a Lent series at St. Clement's. There will be a 30-minute talk, followed by 15 minutes for Q&A, and then some time after for refreshments and a chance for people to chat informally with the evening's speaker. Venue: St Clement's Church, Oxford. Contact Jennifer Brown for more details Fair Trade
7 March London Who defines Democracy and Governance? St James Piccadilly .www.ethical-events.org 7pm. Please book tickets (£8-00) in advance. Poverty /Econ
7 March Upper Tooting, London What does the environment have to do with Christians?
Talk by Jean Leston . ChTBUT (Churches Together in Balham and Upper Tooting) Holy Trinity Church, Trinity Road, Upper Tooting, London SW12 corner of Trinity Crescent, approx. 200 yards from Tooting Bec Station 8-9:30pm, refreshments from 7:30pm
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Thur 8 March Oxford 12.30pm. How to live a low carbon life. Chris Goodall, Dynmark International. One of the Changing the Climate St Giles lunchtime lectures, Hilary Term 2007. This lecture will take place at St Giles Church, St Giles, Oxford. Climate
  8 March 2007 Sheffield

Climate Change: What do we know today and What can WE do about it? An up-to-date climate change presentation and discussion based on Al Gore's "An Inconvenient Truth" The presentation will be made by Petra Mollet, a Climate Project volunteer who was among the 1000 people recently trained by Al Gore to make the case for climate change ( www.theclimateproject.org ). Petra has been working on sustainable development issues for a number of years, primarily in the public transportation field. 7.15 - 9.15 pm Venue Quaker Meeting House 10 St. James Street Sheffield (near the cathedral) No charge - but £2 - £4 donation requested to help cover costs Organised by the Peace Foundation Network 0114 2308821

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March 10 Wolver-hampton

Be Inspired.Be Inspiring! Be a Climate Change Champion!! (.or just find out more!) Do you care about God's creation? Would you like to learn more about energy efficiency, renewable energy and environmental opportunities for your home and church? How to do an audit? How to inspire and engage others in your church? Where to start!

A training day to share ideas and find out more. 10am - 3.30pm , Springdale Methodist Church Wolverhampton

Free to attend - Free light lunch - Free handbook All welcome! Any church! Please help spread the word to others! RSVP Katherine Shepherd at Marches Energy Agency for information or by 2 nd March to book a place: Katherine@mea.org.uk , 01743 246007 or return the slip to Marches Energy Agency, 23 Swan Hill, Shrewsbury , SY1 1NN

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10 March 2007 Bristol Trinity College, Bristol conference. "Environmental Decision-Making. Does Theology Help? - Dilemmas of the Severn Barrage Proposal" Speakers include George Gibberd (Chartered Mechanical Engineer), Dr John Bimson (Old Testament, Trinity College), Les Batty (Environmental Scientist, Halcrow) Revd Margot Hodson (Chaplain of Jesus College, Oxford), Ian Arbon (Fellow of IMechE). All welcome, booking required to Fran Bealey, call 0117 9682803. Brochure http://www.jri.org.uk/news/JRI_Trinity_barrage_conference.pdf Env
11 March Bexhill, East Sussex

Inspired by visits to the Tate Modern and London churches, a group from St Peter's Bexhill are launching an alternative worship service, called "the hill", at 8pm. With a theme of the faith and the environment, the service will pose questions and provoke thought using art installations, music and video.

"This service is aimed at everyone - especially those who wouldn't normally be attracted to church", said Jason Newton who is one of the team planning this ambitious project. "We are very lucky to have the support of the Mother's Union , spearheaded by Zoe Smith who is involved in a nationwide environmental campaign with the group.

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Wed 14 March Oxford 7.30 to 9.00 pm. Ethical Fashion. Presented by Ruth Valerio of the CRED Foundation. Part of a Lent series at St. Clement's. There will be a 30-minute talk, followed by 15 minutes for Q&A, and then some time after for refreshments and a chance for people to chat informally with the evening’s speaker. Venue: St Clement’s Church, Oxford. Contact Jennifer Brown for more details. Fair Trade
14 March Ely

The Maltings, Ely Conference on Water - bsr@ely.anglican.org organised by Ely Diocesan Environment Group

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14 Mar Ripon

St Wilfred's Threshold 7.30pm "Waking to a New Earth-2".The overall theme is essentially ecological. speaker and discussion evening. Venue: Holy Trinity Church crypt.

Farming the Earth. Speakers: Howard Wass - Methodist Local Preacher and an organic Farmer from Kirbymoorside Bill Cross a lecturer in Agriculture as Askham Bryan College York.
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15 Mar 2007 Settle N Yorks LiveSimply - talk by Margaret Sibury at Settle Catholic Church Env
16-18 March Norway Theology in Transformation: From Creation Theology to Ecotheology: Theology in Transformation The conference is combined with the meeting of the ECEN theology working group which will take place immediately after the conference. Details from Michael Northcott ( from University Edinburgh) or organised by Stavanger Diocese (Church of Norway), Norwegian Missionary Society and the School of Mission and Theology in Stavanger (Norway) Spiritu- ality
March 17 Shrewsbury

Be Inspired.Be Inspiring! Be a Climate Change Champion!! (.or just find out more!) Do you care about God's creation? Would you like to learn more about energy efficiency, renewable energy and environmental opportunities for your home and church? How to do an audit? How to inspire and engage others in your church? Where to start!

A training day to share ideas and find out more. 10am - 3.30pm , Shrewsbury United Reformed Church

Free to attend - Free light lunch - Free handbook All welcome! Any church! Please help spread the word to others! RSVP Katherine Shepherd at Marches Energy Agency for information or by 2 nd March to book a place: Katherine@mea.org.uk , 01743 246007 or return the slip to Marches Energy Agency, 23 Swan Hill, Shrewsbury , SY1 1NN

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19-23 March Lee Abbey, Devon

STEWARDS OF CREATION - a joint Lee Abbey / A Rocha conference - with Dave Bookless, Prof. John Bryant and others. Book via www.leeabbey.org.uk or 0800 389 1189. We're hoping A Rocha Friends will especially come to meet each other at this conference.*** There will also be a small group focussing on PAINTING & CREATION led by Rachel Woods - contact Lee Abbey directly if you are interested.

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20 March Hereford Hereford Christian Ecology Group Meeting:at 7.30 p.m. at St John's Methodist Church, St Owen Street, Hereford- Steiner education and the Hereford Waldorf School - a talk by David Donaldson (a teacher at the school) details: 01432 279740  
Tue 20 March Charlbury, Oxon 7.15pm coffee, 7.45-9.15pm meeting. Hotting things up?' - a presentation on `Globing Warming' - Climate Change: science, theology and action. - a session with Martin and Margot Hodson. Venue: St Mary's Parish Church , Charlbury, Oxon. - This is one of a series of Lent meetings on the environment under the auspices of Churches Together in Charlbury. Climate
20-23 March Scargill House Kettlewell, Yorkshire Dales

Earthing Worship 20 - 23 March £152 Jeremy Clines How might our relationship with the land connect in a more meaningful way with our expression of worship? During these few days we will join our voices to that of creation in praise of God and be conscious of creation joining us in 'groaning for liberation'. The course will include the chance to get involved in hands on work on the land. Jeremy is a practical theologian and chaplain involved in workplace ministry.
This course is aimed at those who have experience of Christian worship, from whatever tradition, and who are seeking to find that expressed in their concern for the environment.
Booking Form

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21 Mar 2007 Ripon

St Wilfred's Threshold 7.30pm "Waking to a New Earth-3".The overall theme is essentially ecological. speaker and discussion evening

Stewards of the Earth: Dr Judith Allinson - botanist and member of Steering committee of CEL -on how to recognise some of the local flora- and Dan McAndrew Rural Affairs Officer for Harrogate Borough Council's Planning Department -local flora and fauna- . entrance : £2-00
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21 Mar Oxford 7.30 to 9.00 pm. Ethical Holidays. How to travel and enjoy holidays in a way that benefits, rather than exploits, local populations and the environment. Malcolm Wallis, Director of Another Way Travel and member of the charity Travel Concern. Part of a Lent series at St. Clement's. There will be a 30-minute talk, followed by 15 minutes for Q&A, and then some time after for refreshments and a chance for people to chat informally with the evening's speaker. Venue: St Clement's Church, Oxford. Contact Jennifer Brown for more details. Tourism
21-23 March Swanwick Derbyshire Lifestyles. One person's lifestyle, another person's life: How do our choices impact on the Global South? The Ecumenical World Development Consultation 2007. The Hayes Conference Centre, Swanwick, Derbyshire. Featuring: Peter Heslam, Sir John Houghton, Joe Kapolyo, Andrew Simms and Elaine Storkey. Download the flyer here. Env
Sat 24 March Salisbury Why should Christians Care for the Planet? Venue: Sarum College, Salisbury. Many Christians are concerned about the environment, but struggle to see how it relates to their faith. Leaders: Dr Martin Hodson, Rev Margot Hodson, & Dr Michael Morecroft. Bookings and further details from Fiona Hulbert, Centre for Faith and Action in Society, Sarum College, 19 The Close, Salisbury SP1 2EE Tel: 01722 424838 Env
24 March Wilmorton, Derby Litterpick . St Osmund's Church, Wilmorton, Derby has organised an annual Litterpick along the local Canal Path Cycle Track for around 8 years. This year we are joining with the newly formed Alvaston Park Friends and Derbyshire YMCA and are expanding the area of the Litterpick into Alvaston Park. Register at 9.30 pm in St Osmund's Church Hall. There will be a free lunch provided for helpers. Details 01332 571329 email Jean.stosmunds@btinternet.com Practical
Sun 25 March Southampton Southampton Old Cemetery 2.00 pm, John Vetterlein's Wildlife Walk. (And on the last Sunday of following month's too.) Church yard
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26 March London National Sustainable Communities Bill Rally, 7pm to 9pm, Methodist Central Hall, Westminster, London. This is big turn out time to press for the Bill to go forward after it's successful Second Reading. Ruth Kelly (invited but will she come?), David Cameron, Ming Campbell, Tony Juniper, Jean Lambert, Ruth Bond and others. Tel. Local Works 020 7833 9898 Email info@localworks.org Campaign Sust
26-30 March Scargill House Kettlewell, Yorkshire Dales

Holiday course at Scargill House Christian Conference Centre: Walk in the footsteps of James Herriott and appreciate many of the features which make the Dales a very special and varied landscape. (£196) Walks will be 8 - 10 miles each day in Coverdale, Swaledale and Wharfedale. Steep climbs and some rough moorland walking. Led by Michael Weighell

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4 April Ripon (Note date change to 4 April- was originally scheduled one week earlier, on 28 March) St Wilfred's RC Church 7.30pm "Waking to a New Earth-4".The overall theme is essentially ecological. Speaker and discussion evening. We have invited local artists and horticulturalists. Spirituality of the Earth Venue: Holy Trinity Church crypt. Spiritu- ality
28 March Oxford 7.30 to 9.00 pm. Ethical Work. How to maintain an ethical outlook and integrity in the workplace. Presented by the Revd Dr Helen-Ann Hartley, curate in the Wheatley Team Ministry and lecturer at Ripon College, Cuddesdon. Part of a Lent series at St. Clement's. There will be a 30-minute talk, followed by 15 minutes for Q&A, and then some time after for refreshments and a chance for people to chat informally with the evening's speaker. Venue: St Clement's Church, Oxford. Contact Jennifer Brown for more details. Ethical work
28 March London Debates on global development. This week's topic is: THE FUTURE OF AFRICA IS WITH CHINA The debate starts at 7pm at St James's Church, Piccadilly. To get money off the ticket price, please download a flyer:  
28 March Truro Environment in Cornwall - Devon Lent Course "What on Earth are we doing?" This Resources Pack will also be used for open ended Group Discussion at: OL & St Piran RC Church Hall, St.Austell Street TRURO Cornwall, CP at rear dates: Weds. 28th Feb; 7th, 14th, 21st & 28th March. Where necessary Cornwall material/reference points will be substituted for Devon ones. Env
28 March Edinburgh Al Gore's film, An Inconvenient Truth, will be shown in St John's Church, Edinburgh at 7.15pm, followed by an opportunity for questions and discussion with Mike Robinson of Stop Climate Chaos. Climate
29 March Sutton Courtney, Abingdon, Oxfordshire Down to Earth Series ‘Can we drive less and live more?' John Grimshaw, founder and Chief Executive of Sustrans, will talk about its work and the future of sustainable transport in the UK. 7.30-9.30pm £5OX14 4AF tel: 01235 847401 at The Abbey, Sutton Courtney Transport
30 March Bolton

Come to the Sustainable Communities Bill Public Meeting. Over 400MPs support this bill. Ruth Kelly will decide if it becomes law.. CEL supports this bill. If you live near Bolton please come to this meeting Details

7:30pm - 9:30pm Venue: The Reebok Stadium , Lion of Vienna Room, The Tower Entrance, Burnden Way, Bolton BL6 6JW Speakers: INVITED Ruth Kelly INVITED - MP for Bolton West Susan Williams - Conservative Prospective Parliamentary Candidate for Bolton West Cllr Barbara Ronson - Bolton Liberal Democrat Leader Ron Bailey - Local Works Campaign Organiser Chair: Jim Hancock - former BBC Political Editor for the North East Opening Statements from: Cllr Bernard McCartin, Mayor of Horwich Cllr George Penny, Mayor of Westhoughton Cllr Isabel Seddon, Mayor of Blackrod TBC FREE FOOD AND DRINK PROVIDED

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4 April Oxford 7.30 to 9.00 pm. Summing up: Maintaining Christian Values in a Post-modern World. A summary of ethical living and how to maintain a Christian lifestyle and outlook in today's society. Presented by the Revd Dr Dave Leal, Brasenose College, Oxford. Part of a Lent series at St. Clement's. There will be a 30-minute talk, followed by 15 minutes for Q&A, and then some time after for refreshments and a chance for people to chat informally with the evening's speaker. Venue: St Clement's Church, Oxford. Contact Jennifer Brown for more details. Ethical
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  c.113 past events incl 2 lent announcements   At 6 April 2007: There are 23 upcoming events in April, 25 in May, 19 in June, 13 total in July and August, 12 in Sept, 8 in Oct-Dec making a total (so far) of 100 upcoming events upcoming events in 2007. This year already 212 events have been announced (In 2005 and 2006 the total for at December was about 220 each year. ..
8 April Settle, N Yorkshire Easter Sunday Open Air Service Spiritu- ality
7-10 April Linton, Grassington Yorks Dales Celebrating daffodils You are invited to Fountaine's Hospital Chapel, Linton, near Grassington, North Yorkshire, on Saturday 7 th April 2007 at 2-30pm, or to call until Tuesday 10th April 2007, when we shall be celebrating the publication of William Wordsworth's well known poem 'Daffodils' at Easter 2007. Spiritu- ality
13-15 April Woodbrooke Birmingham

Earth Friendly Gardening, with Lizz and Barney Woodbrooke

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14 April Wheldrake

St Helen's Church, Wheldrake Churchyard Management Seminar organised by . The Seminar is led by members of the church with volunteers and staff of Yorkshire Wildlife Trust (YWT). 12.45-4.30 and includes an illustrated talk, a visit to the churchyard and a discussion session with information leaflets available. It is necessary to book (preceded by an optional guided visit to Wheldrake Ings Nature Reserve, meet at the Ings at 10.00)

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14 April Balham, London London CEL group are putting on a Free screening of: An Inconvenient Truth 6:30 refreshments 7:00 start 21 Ramsden Road, Balham, London SW12 8QX Details and poster  
14 April USA Set It Up 2007 Climate change. Bill McKibben writes: A few of us are trying to organize a nationwide day of hundreds and hundreds of rallies on April 14. We hope to have gatherings in every state, and in many of America's most iconic places: on the levees in New Orleans, on top of the melting glaciers on Mt. Rainier, even underwater on the endangered coral reefs off Key West. Climate
14-15 April Winchester Second International Faith, Spirituality And Social Change Conference at the University of Winchester. Spiritu- ality
15 April London Dr Tony Campolo speaking on A Christian Responsibility for the Animal Kingdom - St John's Church Waterloo, London 6.30-8.30pm Service organised by the Anglican Society for the Welfare of Animals Great live music - opposite Waterloo Station. Animals
15 April Giggleswick and Rathmell N Yorks Jonathan Nicholas will give a talk curing the Sunday Services on the work of A Rocha international, and on his environmental educational work in the Living Waterways Project at Southall 10.30am Giggleswick Parish Church. 6.30pm Rathmell Parish Church. the "Mission of the month" for these churches is A Rocha  
15-19 April Ashton Hayes (near Chester) to Riverside (Stirling) 15-19 April 300 mile cycle-ride to raise awareness of Carbon Neutral
Villages Ashton Hayes and Riverside, via Whalley (15-16th) , Kirkby Stephen (16-17th), Langjholm (17-18th) Biggar (18-19 th ) Details 07881 816 003
 
17 April Hereford Hereford Christian Ecology Group Meeting:at 7.30 p.m. at St John's Methodist Church, St Owen Street, Hereford- a talk on recycling by Laura Preece, from Herefordshire Council details: 01432 279740  
19 April Sutton Courtney, Abingdon, Oxfordshire Down to Earth Series Compassionate Farming: an Islamic Perspective Lutfi Radwan,local organic farmer and former university lecturer, will talk about the spiritual inspiration for his work at Willowbrook Organic Farm, where he and his family have created a bio-diverse and sustainable farm committed to high standards of animal welfare.
7.30-9.30pm £5 OX14 4AF tel: 01235 847401 at The Abbey, Sutton Courtney
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16-20 April Scargill House Kettlewell, Yorkshire Dales

Dales Walks £196 Holiday course at Scargill Conference/Retreat Centre. with Eric Parkinson. Enjoy the varied landscape of the Dales in the spring, appreciating both the forces of nature and the influence of the people who have left their mark upon it throughout the ages.

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21 April Wiltshire St Giles Living Churchyard Project (01666) 837921 Wiltshire Wildlife Trust. Venue: Stanton St Quintin church, halfway between Chippenham and Malmesbury. Grid reference ST 905 799. 9.30am-12noon. Wear suitable outdoor clothing, tools and gloves will be provided. Church yard Wildlife
21 April Oakwood, Derby Derby Diocese World Development Day and launch of the Diocesan Environmental Framework People, planet and polar bears - a Christian approach to climate change.
Main speaker:Andrew Pendleton, Christian Aid 10 a, to 1 pm. Oakwood Ecumenical Church District Shopping Centre Bishop's Drive, Oakwood, Derby Admission £3 to include lunch (01332) 571329 Donald.C.Macdonald@ btinternet. com
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21 April Southampton Winchester Diocese Young People's Environment Day, St John's, Hedge End, Southampton, Contact: David Hinks, tel: 01962 624806, david.hinks@winchester.anglican.org Env
21 April Lincoln EARTH OUR HOME 2* Lincoln Cathedral 9.30 - 3.00 The whole of the cathedral is given over this Saturday to celebrate the Lincolnshire Churches new Environmental Policy Framework for Action . There will be a huge range of workshops from greening the church, to waste recycling, biodiversity, eco-housing, environmentally friendly transport, as well as talks, drama, the labyrinth, Celtic spirituality workshops, art and so on. The day will end with a celebration in worship for the new Framework for Action with the presidents of Churches Together led by the Bishop of Lincoln. (* Earth Our Home 1 was in October 1996 ) details: 01522 504072, or 07712931354 email Env
22 April Aberdeen

What should Christians do about Climate Change? Come along to St Machar's Cathedral for an afternoon of information and inspiration. 4pm Michael Northcott from Edinburgh University will talk on The Moral Climate: Climate Change and Christian Witness 5pm Fairtrade refreshments and 'side shows' - stalls and demonstrations connected with climate change illustrating either the problems or the solutions 6pm Evening service 01224 485988

 
Sun 22 April Lelant Cornwall Visit to Churchyard at St Uny in Lelant 2.30pm (SW548375) Part of the Living Churchyard Scheme. Botany 'survey' and walk on the beach afterwards.
Organised by Penwith Group of Cornwall Wildlife Trust
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25 April Perth Perth Environment Hustings 7 - 9pm St Matthew's Church Hall, Tay Street Perth. Your chance to ask candidates about the environment. Taking part: Roseanna Cunningham MSP ( Scottish Nationalists), Mark Ruskell MSP (Scottish Greens), Peter Barrett (Scottish Liberal Democrats) Lorna Bett (Scottish Socialists), Doug Maughan (Scottish Labour), tbc (Scottish Conservatives & Unionists). Chair: Marjorie Clark, Christian Aid. All Welcome, refreshments afterwards  
  c.133 past events incl 2 lent announcements   At 26 April 2007: There are 5 upcoming events in April, 28 in May, 21 in June, 14 total in July and August, 15 in Sept, 8 in Oct-Dec making a total (so far) of 93 upcoming events upcoming events in 2007. This year already 226 events have been announced (In 2005 and 2006 the total for at December was about 220 each year. ..
28 April 2007 Bradford 'The Church in the World' and 'Ecology and Community Development' are the
big themes for the next Bradford Diocese Diocesan Day which will be held at Bradford Grammar School. Speakers: Elaine Storkey and Alison Adam (Iona Community)
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28 April Woodkirk, Yorkshire

Open Churchyards (no need to book) St Mary's Church, Woodkirk 2.00-5.00 - (Dewsbury Road A653, M62 Jn 28, park on road or car park opposite) Illustrated talk about the churchyard at 2.00 in the Parish Hall; tours of the church and churchyard - An opportunity to see how churchyards can be managed sympathetically for wildlife whilst retaining their primary purpose as places of remembrance for our forbears. Parishioners will be on hand to explain the management and its benefit to wildlife. Light Refreshments info. organised by Yorkshire Wildlife Trust

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28 April Harrogate

Ripon and Leeds Parish Pump Day Workshop - St Marks Church Harrogate 'Walking lightly in the Garden' A Diocesan Conference on the Environment 9.45am to 4pm. Programme and booking form 01132 578966, : ian@stanningleyparish.org.uk Speakers include the Bishop of Ripon, David shreeve, Clare Foster, Prof Dave Raffaelli (of Env Sciences, York University), John Ward Campbell Environment Projects Officer for Harrogate Borough Council. £3-00

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29 April Chilham Footprint Day 10 am to 2 pm at St. Mary's Church, Chilham. Participants can come and go between these times. Please park in the village car park adjacent to the A252 and Fire Station and walk to the church which is located adjacent to the village square. The purpose To consider all aspects of climate change from a Christian perspective . The speakers Prof. Sam Berry, Alex Alex Bienfait (Christian Ecology Link), Damian Green MP for Ashford, Jan Drozd (Diocesan Environmental Adviser), Kent Energy Centre and others to be confirmed. Details from LenBudd1@aol.com , 01227 731224. Climate
29 April High Bentham (N Yorks nr Lancs nr Cumbria) Lambing Service at St. Margaret's, High Bentham at 2.30pm Agricult- ure
Wed 2 May Ludlow

Carbon Neutral Housing Visit to New Hurst Farm, Almeley led by Carey Glyn-Jones . Organised by Ludlow Christian Ecology Link. 6pm

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4-7 May London Britain Yearly Meeting at Friends House in London. Quaker Green Action expect to have a display table and to run a special interest group. Env
5 May Southall, London 05.00 - 08.00 DAWN CHORUS in SOUTHALL - join the early birds for a wonderful experience of warblers, thrushes, robins and more .. followed by a hearty breakfast! Booking is essential, and limited overnight accommodation may also be booked at the A Rocha Centre. Wildlife
Sun 6 May Bossol, Yorkshire

Open Churchyards (no need to book) •  St Botolph's Church, Bossall 2.00-5.00 (between the A64 and A166 north of York) The garden of the Old Vicarage will be open too - An opportunity to see how churchyards can be managed sympathetically for wildlife whilst retaining their primary purpose as places of remembrance for our forbears. Parishioners will be on hand to explain the management and its benefit to wildlife. Light Refreshments info. orgnised by Yorkshire Wildlife Trust

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  c.142 past events incl 2 lent announcements   At 10 May 2007: 31 in May, 28 in June, 15 total in July and August, 16 in Sept, 6 in Oct and 6 in Nov-Dec making a total (so far) of 102 upcoming events in 2007. This year already 244 events (pasty and upcoming) have been announced (In 2005 and 2006 the total at December was about 220 each year. ..
10 May Houghton, Co Durham Houghton Hillside Cemetery Open Day Church yard Wildlife Ceme tery
10 May London THE FRAGRANCE OF GOD Reflections on Finding God through the Beauty and Glory of the Natural World By Vigen Guroian - Evening to celebrate the publication of this new book - with an event at Armenian House, 25 Cheniston Gardens, London W8 6TG, at 7:30pm. Vigen Guroian, who will be speaking, is professor of theology and ethics at Loyola College , Baltimore , Maryland . He is the author of several books including Inheriting Paradise (DLT). Light refreshments will be served. Please book on 020 8875 0155 or at HannahT@darton-longman-todd.co.uk .  
11 May Lewknor, Oxfordshire

19.30 LAUNCH OF A ROCHA 'CHILTERN GATEWAY PROJECT' - in Lewknor, Oxfordshire, with Bishop Colin Fletcher. For details contact simon.brignall@arocha.org

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11 May Harrogate 7.45 p.m. at St Marks Church, Leeds Road Open Meeting followed by AGM of Harrogate and District Christian Ecology Link. Sustainable Development in the Third World. Speakers: Andy and Susie Hart, CMS Mission Partners in Tanzania, draw upon their experiences and explain how environmental considerations are an important feature of their work.  
Sat 12 May Settle N Yorks The Al Gore global warming (and warning) film, An Inconvenient Truth
is being shown by THE TRAMPs at St John's Methodist Hall. please check the website http://www.tramps.org.uk/
 
Sat 12 May Bradford

12 th May 10.00 - 15.00 'HOPE FOR THE PLANET?' - A ROCHA & CMS YORKSHIRE DAY CONFERENCE in Bradford , with Rev. Dave Bookless. For details contact Paul Rathbone prathbon@fish.co.uk or 01845 523347

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12 May Glasgow Climate Change Workshop 10 - 12 Glasgow Eco-Congregation Network invite you to find out what you, your church and your community can do about climate change? A workshop for local churches. Contact Margaret Warnock Climate
Sat 12 May St Chad's Church, Far Headingley, Leeds

Treasures Revealed (no need to book) (A City of Leeds Council Initiative) •  St Chad's Church, Far Headingley, 1.30-5.00 Geology and Bird walks; Organ Recitals; Belfry open ; Activities for children ; Refreshments ; Display boards about Yorkshire Wildlife Trust; Eco-Congregations •  Sustrans

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12 May Oxford THE FRAGRANCE OF GOD Reflections on Finding God through the Beauty and Glory of the Natural World By Vigen Guroian - garden party to celebrate the publication of this book - at the House of St Gregory and St Macrina, 1 Canterbury Road , Oxford OX2 6LU , between 1-2pm. Vigen Guroian, who will be speaking, is professor of theology and ethics at Loyola College , Baltimore , Maryland . He is the author of several books including Inheriting Paradise (DLT). Light refreshments will be served. Please book on 020 8875 0155 or at HannahT@darton-longman-todd.co.uk .  
12-13 May London C ampaign against C limate C hange INTERNATIONAL CLIMATE CONFERENCE At the London School of Economics, Houghton Street , London WC2 Organised by the Campaign against Climate Change with the London School of Economics and Political Science The biggest climate change talk-in, learn-in and plan-for-action of the year !
2 Major plenaries: The Need for Action on Saturday & Climate Campaigning around the World on Sunday. Please book as soon as possible to be sure there is sill space available. Check www.campaigncc.org for updates
 
Sun 13 May UK/World Rogation Day (5th Sunday after Easter) Agricul- ture
13 May High Bentham (N Yorks nr Lancs nr Cumbria) River Blessing at High Bentham to follow the 9.30am service at St.
Margaret's
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13 May Shipley Morning Service with Care of Environment Theme. 9.45am, St Paul's Church, (Kirkgate) Shipley  
13 May Low Bentham (N Yorks nr Lancs nr Cumbria) River Blessing at Low Bentham to follow the 11am service at St.
John's, Low Bentham
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13 May Bicester Oxfordshire  6pm.   Sage member, Martin Hodson is preaching on Climate Change at the Christian Aid Service at St Edburgs Church in Bicester,  
Mon 14 May Salisbury A Christian Response to Climate Change: Theology and Action Venue: Sarum College, Salisbury. Climate change is the most urgent challenge facing the church - and the earth. This day is open to all interested persons; we will discuss the Christian theology of climate, the science of climate change, and actions Christians and others can take to stabilise and adapt to climate change. Edward Echlin and Ruth Jarman. £40 inc lunch Climate
16 May Rydal Hall, Cumbria Annual meeting of the Churches Together in Cumbria Environment Group at Rydal Hall. The Group issues its Annual Report to the Churches following this meeting. Subjects we plan to discuss this year are the Stern Review, the coming 4th IPCC Report, the Cumbria sustainable Communities Project and Population 2pm to 8pm, with a break for dinner. Cost £7.90. and beginning with worship .ContactJohn Smith Group will issue a report following the meeting. Climate
16-18 May Penmaenmawr The 2007 Ecumenical Animal Welfare Retreat is in a lovely venue, just a few yards from Snowdonia National Park , on Wednesday 16th to Friday 18th May at Noddfa, Conwy Old Road, Penmaenmawr, North Wales LL34 6YF. Speakers: Prof. Stephen Clark and Fr Tom Cullinan OSB. Cost c. £80. People from London can get a train from Euston to Llandudno Junction. From there a short train ride to Penmaenmawr (trains stop on request here) and it is on the main Chester to Holyhead route. If given notice, one of the sisters will meet you at at the station which is just one mile from Noddfa. Applications forms from Irene, Catholic Concern for Animals (Tel: 01925 657890) 32 Pinders Farm Drive , Warrington WA1 2GF Animal
17 May London The Environmental Law Foundation 2007 David Hall Memorial Lecture will take place on the evening of Thursday May 17th at the Law Society in London. The speaker will be Tom Burke Environ- ment Law
18-20 May Bristol

One Planet - Fit for Life? Caring for the Natural World Led by Mary Colwell and Seán McDonagh ssc interactive weekend workshop we will •  see how caring for the natural world is at the core of our common humanity, expressed in all the major religious traditions;
There will be times of reflection, discussion, prayer and liturgy,
making use of Emmaus' beautiful gardens.Cost: £130 Time: 6.30 pm (with supper) on Friday - 1.00 pm (with lunch) on Sunday 0117 9079950/ l administration@emmaushouse.org.uk Emmaus House, Clifton Hill, Bristol , BS8 1BN

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18-20 May Swanwick, Derbyshire 'ENGAGE' - INTERSERVE ANNUAL CONFERENCE at Swanwick, Derbyshire - Dave Bookless will be giving the main Bible Readings on 'Radical Discipleship' and leading an 'Environment Theme'. Contact Interserve for details on 020 7735 8227 or www.interserveonline.org.uk . Env
19 May Mullaghbane Newry

Is climate change the biggest moral issue facing this generation?- A debate hosted by Friends of the Earth - What role do churches and faith communities have in tackling climate change?19:30 – 21:00 Tí Chulainn cultural centre Mullaghbane Newry Tickets €8/£5 Tea and coffee included To book call 02890233488 or colette.stewart@foe.co.uk
It will be a panel-led discussion, chaired by William Crawley, presenter of BBC Radio Ulster’s religion and ethics programme, Sunday Sequence. What we are hoping to do is facilitate an agreed strategy among representatives of the main religions in Ireland on how to tackle climate change and inspire those in their congregations and communities to do the same. The panel will include Sister Catherine Brennan of the Irish Eco-congregation and Rev Dr Ron Elsdon, rector of St Bartholomew’s parish in Belfast and author of several books on the subject of Christian environmentalism.

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19 May Manchester Climate Change: Information for Action10am to 5pm. Methodist Hall, Oldham Street, Central Manchester (opposite Affleck's Palace) Suggested donation: £5 No advance booking- just turn up on the day!
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19 May Arley Love the Trees: Finding God in Woods and Forests 10am - 4pm with Bishop Kallistos Ware at The Quiet Garden at Arley. View Father Amphilochois, the elder on the Greek island of Patmos, used to say to his disciples "do you know that God gave us one more commandment, which is not recorded in Scripture? It is the commandment, love the trees". For more details and to book contact The Quiet Garden Trust, 01753 643050 email quiet.garden@ukonline.co.uk See also Church Times page 17 Spiritu ality
19th May Balham, London 19:30 Fiver Film Club Launch Event. Screening The China Syndrome [1979] staring Michael Douglas, Jane Fonda and Jack Lemmon, an oscar nominated film about a nuclear power station on brink of meltdown. The debute screening of The Yellow Monster [2007] short documentry about the social and environmental effects of uranium mining in navajo country, USA. The Yellow Monster is the first chapter of an independent film by Vicki Lesley, tackling the issues surrounding nuclear power. £4 in advance £5 on door. Balham Baptist Church 21 Ramsden Road, London SW12
 
19 May Exeter

Song of the Earth - Singing Sacred Music Workshop from around the World with a focus on trees, led by Michael Deason-Barrow at St. David's Church, Exeter , Saturday 19 th May 2007 .

[ 10.00a.m. - 6.00p.m. £15 per participant - Advance booking essential]

 
19 May Beverley Green fair for Beverley! - put it in your diary now! Beverley Friends of the Earth and the Norwood House Trust groups are holding
a GREEN FAIR at Longcroft School, Beverley.
 
21 May Balham, London Second Meeting of newly formed London local CEL Group - 19:30 at the Balham Baptist lounge 21 Ramsden Road, London SW12 - email 21st May 7:00 London CEL meeting . this will start with a LOAF meal, Env
  c.170 past events incl 2 lent announcements   At 22 May 2007: 5 in May, 30 in June, 15 total in July and August, 16 in Sept, 6 in Oct and 6 in Nov-Dec making a total (so far) of 78 upcoming events in 2007. This year already 248 events (pasty and upcoming) have been announced (In 2005 and 2006 the total at December was about 220 each year. ..
  21-25 May UK Walk to School Week. This year’s campaign, May 21-25, is focusing on reducing exhaust emissions by Walking to School. Driving to school and back releases, on average, enough carbon dioxide to inflate over 70 footballs! not to mention all the other nasty pollutants such as carbon monoxide, nitrous oxides and particulates. Walking to school is a great way to reduce emissions, while having fun and getting fit. For more information, see www.walktoschool.org.uk or contact your local authority school travel advisor.

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22 May Hereford Hereford Christian Ecology Group Meeting:at 7.30 p.m. at St John's Methodist Church, St Owen Street, Hereford- AGM details: 01432 279740  
24-26 May University of Bamberg, Germany Nature, Space and the Sacred : Transdisciplinary Perspectives European Forum for the study of Religion and the Environment Spirit- uality
19-26 May Bardsey, North Wales A ROCHA BARDSEY HOLIDAY : The island of 20,000 shearwaters and 10,000 saints - £165 to include boat crossing, and full board & lodging; only a few places remaining. Booking Form available on request from the Office - uk@arocha.org . Wildlife
27 May Redbridge CEL stall at Redbridge Green Fair, 11.30am - 7.00pm in Melbourne Field, Valentines Park, Ilford IG1 4SF. A community festival organised by volunteers and "its all about the planet - the environment and people!"  
30 May Oxford 19:15 for 19:30 (film start), at St Columba's, URC , Oxford. The Faith in Action group, a joint committee of four central Oxford churches (Wesley Memorial Methodist, New Road Baptist, St Michael-at-the-Northgate Anglican, and St Columba's URC), are having a special showing of the film An Inconvenient Truth , with a theological reflection led by the minister at St Columba's, Susan Durber.  
Fri 1 June Kirby on the Moor, Boroughbridge, Yorkshire

Open Churchyards (no need to book) •  •  All Saints' Church, Kirby-on-the-Moor Friday 6.30-8.30 (near Boroughbridge) Introductory Presentation about the churchyard in the church at 6.30 - An opportunity to see how churchyards can be managed sympathetically for wildlife whilst retaining their primary purpose as places of remembrance for our forbears. Parishioners will be on hand to explain the management and its benefit to wildlife. Light Refreshments info. organised by Yorkshire Wildlife Trust

Church yard Wildlife
1-3 June Tyne Valley Enjoying birds as God's Creation . Covers 2 nights Full Board including packed lunches for the Saturday and Sunday. It is based at Shepherds Dene Retreat House set among the woods of the beautiful Tyne Valley. Expect to see a good range of woodland birds like Pied Flycatcher and Redstart. This weekend will have a devotional theme with a focus on meditative prayer, doubtless aided by the songs of local birds! Birdwatch Northumbria Wildlife
1-3 June Swanwick Conference Centre, Derbyshire

Methodist World Mission Conference, Swanwick. "The Earth is the Lord's so what are we doing about it?" Focus on Climate Change. Details Meg Bailey 0161 432 3854 Speakers - Rev Tom Stuckey (past President of the Methodist Conference); Dr. Robert Bradnock - expert on climate change
Seminars - organic farming, eco-congregation, monetary justice, and effects
of climate change. Children's programme. Music provided by Tavistock Methodist Church

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  2 June Northallerton

SAVE CASH, SAVE THE PLANET! This is a fun and informative event to help us all rise to the challenge of climate change. It will be held in Northallerton Town Hall 2.00 - 4.30pm . See if you can you peddle a bike hard enough to boil the water for a free cup of tea or coffee! There will be activities for kids and fairly-traded refreshments too.For further information please contact: Liz Styan 01609 882173

 
3 June World Environment Sunday . Obtain the A Rocha Climate change "The Heat is on Pack for £10 incl postage-( including DVD.) Env
3 June Dalehead, Forest of Bowlnd, Lancs

Dalehead churchan 8.00 a.m. ‘Early Bird’ service of meditation at Dalehead Church – for any bird watchers, and other early risers!

(Part of the Bowland Forest Festival)

 
3 June Oxford Sage will be helping to plan and taking part in Environment Sunday at St. Margaret's, Lewknor. Env
3 June Abingdon Christ Church, Abingdon has a service for Environment Sunday - the title is Caring for Creation, and the service is to be taken by the youngest of the childrens' groups. For details contact Richard Riggs .  
3 June Whitley Bay St John's Methodist Church will share with other churches in an open-air service on World Environment Day, Sunday 3rd June. The service is at 3.00pm in the Panama Gardens, The Links, Whitley Bay, and will be followed by a litter-picking walk along the sea front  
4-12 June UK 4 - 12 Wild Life Week Wildlife
4-16 June London If you wish to learn more about the issues of GLOBAL ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT – why not attend one of our short intensive courses in London?
   Course 12; June 4th to 16th
   Course 13; November 5th to 17th
Personnel from all the major development agencies- OXFAM, Save the Children
Fund, ActionAid, WaterAid, CAFOD, Christian Aid, UNICEF and others, as well as
staff of the House of Commons, students, teachers and academics - have
participated and benefited over the last 4 years.www.ethical-events.org
Poverty /Econ
5 June World World Environment Day Env
5 June Norwich

'An Inconvenient Truth' public showing of Al Gore's film, King's Centre, King Street , Norwich 7.30 pm . Details from Christian Aid Office 01603 620051

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Wed 6 June Ludlow

Gardening for Global Warming Visit to Tony Malpas' nurseries in Kimbolton 6pm. Organised by Ludlow Christian Ecology Link

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8-10 June Woodbrooke Birmingham The Science and Politics of Climate Change A conference at Woodbrooke, Birmingham with Joanna Haigh and Michael Grubb. See www.livingwitness.org.uk for more details. Climate
9 June Hereford Little Dewchurch Churchyard Conservation Project Day - To be confirmed Church yard Wildlife
9 June Finningley, east of Doncaster Open Churchyards (no need to book) •  Church of the Holy Trinity and St Oswald, Finningley (east of Doncaster) Saturday 9 June 2.00-5.00 - An opportunity to see how churchyards can be managed sympathetically for wildlife whilst retaining their primary purpose as places of remembrance for our forbears. Parishioners will be on hand to explain the management and its benefit to wildlife. Light Refreshments info. organised by Yorkshire Wildlife Trust Church yard Wildlife
Sat 9 - Sun10 June Eastham, Wirral Environmental Awareness Weekend at St. David's URC, Mill Park Drive, Eastham, Wirral. Displays, fair trade refreshments and children's activities 10am-4pm Sat, 2-4pm Sun. SWAP day Sat 10am-2pm - bring your unused household goods, leave them for someone else to take away, collect something you need - all FREE.  
10 June All over UK - A farm near you.

Open Farm Sunday is a national Open Farm Day co-ordinated by LEAF (Linking Environment And Farming) so people can hear and see the positive steps farmers are taking to look after the fabric of our countryside whilst producing safe, wholesome and affordable food.

Find a farm near you
Find out about Farm Sunday events in your area.

 
10 June Slaidburn Lancashire St Andrew’s, Slaidburn, Bowland Festival Service with Canon Sam Randall and the Slaidburn Silver Band at 11.00 a.m.  
12 June Norwich

'An Inconvenient Truth' public showing of Al Gore's film, King's Centre, King Street , Norwich 7.30 pm . Details from Christian Aid Office 01603 620051

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Thur 14 June Whitley Bay Whitley Bay and District Churches Together Group are screening Al Gore's film, An Inconvenient Truth at 7.30pm on Thursday 14th June at Oxford Street Methodist Church in the centre of Whitley Bay . Climate
14 June 2007 UK Car Lift Share Day Transport
  c.198 past events incl 2 lent announcements   At 15 June 2007: 12 in June, 19 total in July and August, 16 in Sept, 6 in Oct and 6 in Nov-Dec making a total (so far) of 59 upcoming events in 2007. This year already 257 events (pasty and upcoming) have been announced (In 2005 and 2006 the total at December was about 220 each year. ..
15-17 June Oswestry Creation Matters , a joint JRI and UCCF Student Conference at Quinta Hall in Oswestry. Speakers include Sir John Houghton, Professor Gordon Wenham, Lindsey Brown, Dr Peter Carruthers and Rev Margot Hodson. Creation Matters 2007 Booking Form  
16 June Minet, Southall, London MINET COMMUNITY FESTIVAL - If you've never visited A Rocha UK's flagship project, then turn up today - lot's of community activities for all ages all day! Wildlife
Sat 16 June South Kensington, London

'It's broke - let's fix it! finding solutions to poverty, conflict and climate change' all-day conference organised by Friends of Le Monde Diplomatique at Imperial College, South Kensington . We hope that you will put this date in your diaries, and also forward the flyer to any friends or contacts who you think might be interested in coming along. The discussion will be chaired by Ann Pettifor, who spearheaded the Jubilee 2000 campaign for the cancellation of low-income country debt, and is now the Director of Advocacy International, Campaigns Director of Operation Noah, and the author of a new book on first-world indebtedness. There will be a question session after each presentation, and a final plenary discussion. 11 am to 5 pm . Registration from 10.30 am Imperial College , Mechanical Engineering Building , Concourse Level 2, Exhibition Rd, London SW7 2AZ David Woodward (Head of New Global Economy) John Christensen (Director The Tax Justice Network) Colin Hines (International Forum on Globalization ) Celine Tan (Third World Network)

 
16-24 June UK Bike Week 2007 will be 16-24 June, with 'warm up' events including cycling skills training and free bike safety checks promoted from 1 April. Transport
17 June   Churches Together Service at West Lane Baptist Church: Global Warming - Climate Change Climate
20 June Kings Langley

Milton Keynes Christian Environmental Group Visit to Renewable Energy Systems, Kings Langley. Leave Bletchley by train at around 5.15pm

 
21 June UK www.just1day.net 21 st June, Midsummer’s Day will be the first Carbon-Free Day. Doing without fossil fuels, as far as possible, for just one day, will help each one of us to see how we can reduce our emissions. Carbon-Free Day is about taking personal responsibility, and being aware of the energy we use. For thousands of years, human civilizations thrived without fossil fuels, and many millions of people in the world still do. Climate change
21 June Adel, Leeds

St John the Baptist Church, Adel , Leeds Churchyard Management Seminar organised by . The Seminar is led by members of the church with volunteers and staff of Yorkshire Wildlife Trust (YWT). 12.45-4.30 and includes an illustrated talk, a visit to the churchyard and a discussion session with information leaflets available. It is necessary to book ( followed by an optional guided visit to Adel Dam Nature reserve at 5.00)

Church yard Wildlife
23 June Carlisle Carlisle Cathedral Eco-Day. Still in planning but Professor R.J Berry has agreed to lead the day and Revd Canon Dr Myrtle Langley has agreed to give a paper on population. This will include lunch and worship. Details Env
23 June Chelmsford Diocesan Environment Conference 10am - 3.30pm Chapter House Chelmsford Cathedral. 01277 353 154  
  c.208 past events   At 28 June 2007: Upcoming events: 2 in June, 21 total in July and August, 16 in Sept, 6 in Oct and 6 in Nov-Dec making a total (so far) of 52 upcoming events in 2007. This year already 260 events (past and upcoming) have been announced (In 2005 and 2006 the total at December was about 220 each year. ..
30 June London CONFERENCE ON AFRICA, - ALTERNATIVES FOR AFRICA'S DEVELOPMENT
which might be of interest to your or to colleagues. Like previous events
in this series, it will be an informal but very informative event.
http://www.ethical-events.org/afcon.
 
30 June Kirkburton, south of Huddersfield Open Churchyards (no need to book) •  All Hallows Church, Kirkburton 10.00-4.00 (south of Huddersfield) - An opportunity to see how churchyards can be managed sympathetically for wildlife whilst retaining their primary purpose as places of remembrance for our forbears. Parishioners will be on hand to explain the management and its benefit to wildlife. Light Refreshments info. organised by Yorkshire Wildlife Trust Church yard Wildlife
1 July London Symposium and Concert Confronting the Crisisof Climate Change CECIL SHARP HOUSE, 2 Regents Park Road, London NW1 7AY.
A day-long symposium is being organised to discuss the challenge confronting the human species posed by climate change. A panel of concerned scientists, cultural workers and activists in the field of global warming will present a series of papers and lead discussion. The symposium will be chaired by Dr Alan Knapman.

The symposium will be followed in the evening by a concert of new piano music specially written for the occasion by a number of composers on the theme of climate change. Please note earlier time of 1pm:

All are welcome Symposium: 1.00 pm – 5.00 pm. Concert: 6.00 pm – 8.30 pm.
Composers include: Michael Chant, Robert Coleridge, Chris Hobbs, John Lewis, Michael Parsons, Hugh Shrapnel, Howard Skempton, Dave Smith, John White.
Registration fee (for whole day, including concert): £12 (£7 concs)
Admittance to concert only: £7 (£5 concs) info: confrontthecrisis@yahoo.co.uk
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Mon 2 July 2007 London 6.30pm. An Inconvenient Truth - Faith responses to Climate Change A screening of Al Gore’s ‘An Inconvenient Truth’ which argues that we can no longer afford to view global warming as a political issue - rather, it is the biggest moral challenge facing our global civilization. Followed by discussion with Muzammal Hussain (founder of London Islamic Network for the Environment) & Ruth Jarman (Christian Ecology Link). St Ethelburga’s Centre for Reconciliation and Peace, 78 Bishopsgate, London EC2N 4AG. 020 7496 1610. events@stethelburgas.org www.stethelburgas.org  
4 July Ludlow

Visit to Ludlow Bio-digester - Ludlow Christian Ecology Link

Practical
7 July London

Christian Ecology Link presents Storm of Hope - All Hallows by the Tower, London. A day to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of Christian Ecology Link. A day of creative reflection on our mission through worship, music and drama. Storm of hope - 7 July
CEL's 25th birthday
conference and
celebration. London -book your ticket now! Non-members very welcome. please ask about travel bursaries for students in the UK
GNER cheap rail fares e.g. Leeds-London £10 if you book now.

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7 July Harrogate An Inconvenient Truth - Church and Society Evening - Wesley Chapel Lower Hall, Harrogate 7.15pm  
  07/07/07 Cirencester Traffic Lights 4 Peace are an umbrella group, linking secular and faith groups, with the aim of taking action to reduce CO2 emissions. They are holding a day of action St. Andrews Church, Cirencester from 9am - 6pm. On that day there will be lots going on in St. Andrews Church, talks, exhibitions etc. They would like any local members of CEL to be involved if possible. Other local churches will also be involved. So, if you live near to Cirencester or in the Gloucestershire area you might like to contact 01452 713055, 01452 857537, 01285 565004  
Sat 7 July White Waltham, Berks Saturday 7th July 2007-   To celebrate the fifteenth anniversary of the Quiet Garden Movement, they are putting on a series of events entitled 'Green Grace - earthing our spirituality'. Details are at www.quietgarden.co.uk . The event at White Waltham, Berks where Prof Celia Deane-Drummond will be speaking on 'Wisdom for the earth' . For more details and to book contact The Quiet Garden Trust, 01753 643050 email quiet.garden@ukonline.co.uk Spiritu- ality
8-12 July Snowdonia

CONSIDERING CREATION - Walking, thinking, talking, praying in the mountains of Snowdonia. contact peter.hawkins@arocha.org

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14 July onwards for 11 weeks Ireland Scotland Wales England

Cut the Carbon march This summer Christian Aid will under-take the longest protest march. The Cut the Carbon March will cover 1000 miles in 80 days and will be completed by 20 volunteers with supporter rallies to be held at major cities throughout the UK . Local events will take place all along the march route. Visit www.christianaid.org.uk/climate or contact your local Christian Aid office to find out what’s happening near you. Picnics, pub quizzes, performances and meals with marchers – whatever’s planned for your area, make sure you’re there! 14 July – Bangor Marina, County Down : wave the marchers off as they sail to Troon to start their 1,000 mile challenge! 21 July – Edinburgh Rally
4 August – Newcastle Rally
11 August – Leeds Rally
27 August – Birmingham Rally
8 September – Cardiff Rally
15 September – Bristol event, College Green 2 October – The march ends in The City of London – join us outside the London Stock Exchange and then at St Paul ’s Cathedral for a final service.

Cut the Carbon will be in the tradition of marching against injustice that informed both the Jarrow March for jobs in 1936 and the Nelson Mandela freedom march in 1988. Beginning in Northern Ireland on 14 July, it will pass through Scotland, England and Wales and arrive in London via Bournemouth and the Labour Party conference eleven weeks later.

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  14 July Bangor Marina, County Down Cut the Carbon March wave the marchers off as they sail to Troon to start their 1,000 mile challenge! Visit www.christianaid.org.uk/climate or contact your local Christian Aid office to find out what’s happening near you Climate
13-15 July Seahouses, Northumberland Enjoying birds as God's Creation . Covers 2 nights Full Board including packed lunches for the Saturday and Sunday. The July weekend is based at Seahouses at a quiet seafront hotel with fabulous views of the Farne Islands. These islands will be our focus with a boat trip on the Saturday to one of Europe's top seabird sanctuaries. Expect to see thousands of Puffin, auks, terns, Eider Duck and other seabirds . Birdwatch Northumbria Wildlife
21 July Hilfield, Dorset

This Fair Field - a day exploring the environs of Hilfield Friary with Brother Samuel SSF and Jeremy Powne of the Dorset Wildlife Trust and others. The Friary has two areas of Special Nature Conservation Interest, a day to discover the history of the place and its relationship with the land with a shot guided walk. 10.00 am at the Friary Car Park, bring a pack lunch to share. Further information from Hilfield Project 01300 341741 and www.hilfieldproject.co.uk

 
Sat 21 July Wellington, Somerset

The Earth is the Lord's .so how should we treat it? A One-day Conference 9.30 am - 4.00 pm , at The King's Centre, Wellington , Somerset £10 per person including lunch.The speakers will be:

  • Professor R.J. Berry : author of such books as God and the Biologist and God's Book of Works ; Past President of the British Ecological Society; Chair of the Environmental Issues Network of Churches Together in Britain and Ireland .
  • Steve Hughes, CEO of A Rocha UK : formerly in a senior position with Shell and serving as a Baptist lay pastor, he trained at the London School of Theology before assuming his present role.
  • Jo Rathbone of Eco-congregation : formerly World Development Advisor and Environment Officer for Coventry Diocese.

For a registration form and further information, contact Simon Ratsey on 01823 666564, or email simonratsey@hotmail.com . Deadline for bookings: 7 th July

 
21 July -11 Aug UK NEW WINE CHRISTIAN CONFERENCES There will be an A Rocha stand at all three conferences. If you'd like to help, please email A Rocha as soon as possible! Dave & Anne Bookless are speaking at 'New Wine South & East' (28 th July - 3 rd August). Env
23-28 July Scargill House Kettlewell, Yorkshire Dales

Patterns & Connections: Summer Festival at Scargill House in the beautiful Yorkshire Dales £298 A festival dedicated to exploring the interconnectedness of life in all its wonder and beauty. To include: working with artists and craftspeople, workshops and seminars on personal and community enrichment, world music and dance, and keynote speakers including, Satish Kumar on, 'You are therefore I am - towards a spirituality of dependence' For all who want to celebrate life and think more about their contribution to and responsibility toward the earth. There will be something for all ages and a lot of fun to be had.
(day tickets also available - please contact Scargill)

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24-26 July Ambleside, Cumbria -cancelled HIDDEN TREASURE : AN ECOLOGICAL RETREAT. Rydal Hall, near Ambleside. Meditation & Tai Chi, Teaching & Storytelling, Theological Reflection, Walking & Silence - with Claire Foster, David Shreeve, John Biggs, Nigel Thomas, Taffy Thomas. Ideal for clergy, curates, ordinands, readers, and other church leaders. £200 full board [en-suite] - concessions available [clergy may be able to access CME grants]. Contact Nigel Thomas 01524261321 Spiritu- ality
24-26 July 2007 Leicester The Good Life - Sea of Faith- 20th Annual Conference University of Leicester Speakers: Don Cupitt , Fellow of Emmanuel College, Cambridge Jonathon Porritt ,Stephanie Dowrick - Australian Interfaith minister, Tim Jackson is Professor of Sustainable Development at the University of Surrey  
Summer 2007 Bezhetsk, Tver region, Russia International Ecological Work Camp in Russia Practical
21 July -11 Aug UK NEW WINE CHRISTIAN CONFERENCES There will be an A Rocha stand at all three conferences. If you'd like to help, please email A Rocha as soon as possible! Dave & Anne Bookless are speaking at 'New Wine South & East' (28 th July - 3 rd August). Env
25 - 30 July Ely Christians Aware Summer School 'Food and Farming around the World' at Bishop Woodford House in Ely

Speakers include Geoff Dodgson, Barbara Echlin, Elizabeth Bray and Martin Collison and lots of visits. Download: programme and booking-form and poster to display

 
2-5 Aug Malvern, Worcestershire Foods of the Earth - The Ninth Resurgence Readers Weekend and Camp Green and Away is Europe's only tendted conference centre.  
Sun 5 Aug Bristol Clifton Cathedral is holding a unique event before the summer evenings disappear - or even appear! Come to Worcester Terrace Gardens, Bristol, opposite the Cathedral, between 5.00 pm and 6.00 pm on Sunday 5 August and join top naturalist and broadcaster Chris Sperring, Conservation Officer for the Hawk and Owl Trust, as he guides us as we listen to and identify birdsong. There will be time to reflect on our natural world before we celebrate the Eucharist at 6.00 pm.  
14-21 Aug Heathrow Camp for Climate Action, Near Heathrow Airport
 
21,22,23 August Mickleover, Derby Summer School - Caring for Creation - Margaret Barker- Guest speaker Claire Foster St John's Church Mickleover - 10am to 4pm. The environment is now a major concern for everyone. We shall look at the Biblical basis for a theology of creation and learn something about new developments in Christian thinking. £30.00
Margaret is a former President of the society for Old Testament Study and author of numerous books including “The Old Testament”, “On Earth as it is in Heaven”, “The Risen Lord” and “The Revelation of Jesus Christ”. Details and Bookings 01332 388650
 
  c.233 past events   At 25 August 2007: Upcoming events: 1 in August, 28 in Sept, 15 in Oct and 8 in Nov-Dec making a total (so far) of 52 upcoming events in 2007. This year already 285 events (past and upcoming) have been announced (In 2005 and 2006 the total at December was about 220 each year. ..
24-27 August Cheltenham Greenbelt to save 15% discount on online prices book before 31 March .
If you can help on CEL's stall please email
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1 Sept - Mid October World

Creationtide: 1st September to mid October This links Harvest Thanksgiving, the Orthodox Church's 'Day of Celebration for the Creator and Creation' (1st September), Animal Welfare Sunday (1st October) and the Festival of St Francis (4th October). Creationtide liturgical materials are available from www.christian-ecology.org.uk/harvest.htm and www.ecen.org . and http://www.seasonofcreation.com/calendar/

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Sept 2007-Sept 2008 UK The Year of Food and Farming is a campaign to promote healthy living by giving young people direct experience of countryside, farming and food. During the Year, children will have the opportunity to:
  • follow the story from 'field to fork'
  • explore the importance of food
  • make informed decisions about food and healthy nutrition
  • watch what happens on a real-life farm
  • experience what the countryside can offer
  • learn more about environmental issues linked to food and the countryside.

Why don't city and rural churches pair up an arrange a farm visit for people from a city church?

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1-15 Sept UK National Organic Fortnight A nationwide celebration of organic food and drink. The week brings together everyone from 'fork to fork' Food
Sept-Oct Ireland Scotland Wales England

bishop of Ripon and LeedsThe Cut the Carbon March which started in Ireland on 14 July will cover 1000 miles in 80 days Visit www.christianaid.org.uk
birmvol1@christian-aid.org , 0121 200 2283
1 September
12 noon, Family picnic, Malvern Link Common (or United Reformed Church if wet)
Ledbury
Evening meeting with the marchers, St Katherine's hall, Ledbury, 5:30pm.
Contact Birmingham office, birmvol1@christian-aid.org , 0121 200 2283

2 September
4:15pm, Welcome the march to Hereford at the cathedral
7:30pm, Meet the marchers at St Johns Methodist Hall, St Owens St
Contact Birmingham office, birmvol1@christian-aid.org , 0121 200 2283


8 September – Cardiff Rally
15 September – Bristol event, College Green 2 October – The march ends in The City of London – join us outside the London Stock Exchange and then at St Paul’s Cathedral for a final service.

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1-2 Sept St David's, Wales The Really Wild Food and Countryside Festival returns to St. Davids in Wales on the weekend of 1st and 2nd September 2007. Thousands of visitors and over sixty exhibitors and producers will be 'going wild' at this year's event. Come and enjoy chef demonstrations and tastings, a food and craft market, wild food foraging expeditions, craft workshops, countryside talks and more. Food
4-9 Sept Sibiu, Romania

Third stage of the Third European Ecumenical Assembly at Sibiu, Romania see http://www.eea3.org

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Wed 5 Sept Ludlow Climate Change and Health - talk by Dr Lillian Somervaille -organised by Ludlow Christian Ecology Group 7.30pm at Bishop Mascall Centre Climate
       
7-9 Sept Woodbrooke Birmingham

Living in the End Times?  Sustainability and the Quaker Testimonies.  With Laurie and Lizz. Woodbrooke

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Wed 12 Sept Glasgow

Bishop Toohey of Australia 7.00 pm - Renfield St Stephen's, 260 Bath Street , Glasgow G2 4JP - Earthcare - The Celebration and Challenge of the Natural World with Archbishop Mario Conti and Mary Colwell details: 0131 228 6621

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Wed 12 Sept Truro 7.30pm An Inconvenient Truth - Film by Al Gore Chapter House of Truro Cathedral Climate
Thur 13 Sept Edinburgh

Bishop Toohey of Australia 7.00 pm - The Lauriston Centre, 28 Lauriston Street , Edinburgh EH3 9DJ - Earthcare - The Celebration and Challenge of the Natural World with Archbishop Mario Conti and Mary Colwell details: 0131 228 6621

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14 Sept Leeds 7pm Harehills Lane Baptist Church An Inconvenient Truth Free Also Refreshments and Displays. Climate
14-16 Sept Woodbrooke Birmingham

Fork to Fork: growing, cooking and eating organic food, with Lizz and Barney.  Woodbrooke

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15 Sept London Earth is Community” – A Celebration of the Vision and Path of Thomas Berry. St Mary’s Venue, York Street , London . W1. Thomas Berry, was one of the greatest thinkers and visionaries of our time. Speakers include Matthew Fox, Vandana Shiva, Satish Kumar, Cormac Cullinan and Peter Reason. . From 9:45am to 5:30pm. Tickets are £39 and there is also an optional lunch for £6 (options are vegetarian, vegetarian/wheat/gluten free or vegan). If you book 4 or more tickets at a time, you will receive the DVD "The Great Story" (worth £20) – free! There are a limited number of bursary places 0845 2235280.
15 Sept Westfield Farm, Sherrif Hutton Yorks. Living Life as a Blessing to Creation 10am - 4pm with Martin Palmer at The Quiet Garden at Westfield Farm For more details and to book contact The Quiet Garden Trust, 01753 643050 email quiet.garden@ukonline.co.uk Spiritiu- ality
15 Sept Oxford Christ Church, Oxford, Open Day. Includes a short presentation by Operation Noah and displays featuring Christian action on global and environmental issues. Climate
15 Sept Kensington, London For Creed and Creation Conference on 15th September at St Barnabas, Kensington. 10.30am to 4.00pm.( It's just across Holland Park at St Barnabas, Addison Road ) The day will include an informative presentation on Climate Change by The Rev'd. Prof. Ian James, Head of School of Mathematics, Meteorology and Physics, University of Reading;  the impact of climate change on wild life by Ruth Davis, Head of Climate Change at the RSPB; the opportunity to hear good news about the Church of England's response to environmental concerns  
Mon 17 Sept London

Bishop Toohey of Australia Caring for the Earth -    The Catholic contribution to the environmental movement - 11am – 1pm - Jubilee Room, House of Commons, Westminster , London , SW1 1AA - (Contact Ellen Teague on 020 8954 6255, if interested in an invitation) Chair: Clare Short, MP, Former British Minister for International Development

 
Tue 18 Sept Hereford Chris Cole, Director of the Fellowship of Reconciliation, will give a talk entitled 'Take My Breath Away - militarism and the envrironment' at St John's Methodist Church, St Owen Street, Hereford, 7.30.
Wed 19 Sept Sheffield

Facing the Challenge – Faith and the Environment .   Bishop Chris Toohey -  Founder of Earthcare, Australia and Senior BBC Producer Mary Colwell will give an audio visual presentation of our relationship with the natural world on in St Marie's Cathedral, Sheffield, starting at 7pm with cold drinks, and concluding at 9pm. Admission is free and all are welcome.  Please come and take advantage of this unique opportunity, organised by Hallam Justice and Peace Commission: ph 0114 2343580 poster

Thur 20 Sept London 8.15pm, Ealing Abbey Parish Centre, 2 Marchwood Crescent, London W5. Edward Echlin, 'Christian Theology of the Human within the Earth Community'. Details: www.newman.org.uk
21 Sept Leeds Schumacher Lectures in Leeds -Speakers include Matthew Fox, the theologian who gave us modern day Christian Creation Spirituality. Satish Kumar, a Jain monk who came to the UK and started Resurgence magazine, and Karen Armstrong, an expert on relations between Islam and the West. Workshops too. Tickets £20 or £10 concessions.
21 Sept World Peace Day: an annual day of global cease fire and non-violence on the UN International Day of Peace, fixed in the global calendar on 21 September - Peace Day. All sectors of society are being asked to honour and celebrate the Day on 21 September. The vision of the Day extends far beyond the cessation of violent conflict and represents an opportunity for individuals to join in a moment of global unity. www.peaceoneday.org Peace
22 Sept Leeds

Leeds Schumacher Lectures Peace, Ecology and Spirituality in the 21 st Century Matthew Fox: Spiritual Awakening and planetary survival - Karen Armstrong: Islam peace and the West - Satish Kumar: Earth as community - 1000 -1700 on Saturday 22 September in Leeds Town Hall . Tickets £20.00 [£10 concessions] from 0113 224 3801

22 Sept Devon Recycling Exhibition at Ottery St Mary Parish Church Ottery St Mary Devon Re- cycling
22 Sept Europe European Car Free Day Transport
       
22 Sept Kendal Christians and the Environment Conference - Centre for Practical Christianity 11am - 4 pm with Rev Dave Bookless, Director of A Rocha, St George's Church, Castle St, Kendal, Cumbria, Cost £10, Contact: hilarybinks@btinternet.com 01539 727207 Env
22 Sept Exeter

JPIC Chapel Service (Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation)12 noon at Exeter Cathedral, probably on the theme of Water.Devon Churches Green Action display will run for the whole of Septmber in this chapel.

23 Sept Bradford Diocese Bradford Diocese EarthCare Team are encouraging the Diocese to Be Carefree - Have a Car free Sunday' to the idea of 'Slow Sunday'- taking time to appreciate what we have.
22 Sept - 7 Oct Sept http://www.britishfoodfortnight.co.uk
23 Sept London 5.00 pm - Mount Street Jesuit Centre, 114 Mount Street , London W1K 3AH - Responding to Something Greater than Ourselves - Faith and the Natural World - Info: 020 7495 1673  
24-28 Sept Lee Abbey GOD'S WORD IN A CHANGING CLIMATE - Lee Abbey Conference with Dave Bookless speaking. Book via www.leeabbey.org.uk or 0800 389 1189. Climate
Thur 27 Sept London

ECCR open debate WATER SUSTAINABILITY: THE CHALLENGE TO BUSINESS Methodist Church House, 25 Marylebone Road , London NW1 5JR - -4.30-6.00 p.m.

Water shortages because of rising demand, climate change and pollution are increasingly recognised as a key environmental challenge. Countries traditionally considered 'water secure' are increasingly affected.

The Ecumenical Council for Corporate Responsibility is bringing together speakers from the business and environment sectors and an audience of faith-based and responsible investors, corporate responsibility and sustainability practitioners, justice and peace groups, and other members of civil society. Chair: Claire Foster , National Policy Adviser, Archbishops' Council of the Church of England

Speakers: Dr Tom Le Quesne, Freshwater Policy Officer, WWF-UK Challenges and risks to global freshwater sustainability

Jacob Tompkins, Director, Waterwise Water demand: options and innovations for effective stewardship

David Gardner, Head of Business Development, Farmcare (The Co-operative Group) Water stewardship in the farming sector

Speaker from the food and drink industry (to be confirmed) Water minimisation in the food and drink industry

Methodist Church House has wheelchair access. Nearest tube: Baker Street Station. ECCR's AGM takes place at the same venue at 2.30 p.m. miles.litvinoff@eccr.org.uk

Fri 28 Fareham PARISH ECOLOGY GROUP In Fareham and Portchester Present An evening of celebration- P.E.G. is 5 In the Sacred Heart Hall will be displays and contributions from PEG , Cafod , Life , Fareham Fair Trade Borough , Christian Ecology Link -from 7.30pm. On Sale will be “Save Gods Beautiful World Postcards” (for the Sri Lanka Turtle Conservation Project) and Fair Trade goods .  
28 Sept Oxford St Margaret's Church, Oxford, 8.00 pm in the Church Baptistry there will be a showing of the film 'An Inconvenient Truth' See Living Green
29 Sept Oxford The Living Green Experience will be held on
Saturday 29th September between 10.30 am and 3.30 pm and will be opened by Dr Evan Harris MP and The Lord Lieutenant, Mr Hugo Brunner. Enjoyable and interesting activities for all ages. Work out your Carbon Footprint
visit the Fair Trade Café, Be amazed by Earth Rover 1   ( Earth Rover 1 is an electric milk float transformed into a dynamic, earth friendly mobile exhibition of the highest standards of energy efficiency measures and functioning renewable power technologies, for schools and public venues.)
28-30 September Holy Island, Northumbria Enjoying birds as God's Creation per person on Holy Island. Covers 2 nights Full Board including packed lunches for the Saturday and Sunday - Birdwatch Northumbria based at a Christian retreat centre that provides comfortable accommodation and home-cooked food. The island itself is home to many thousands of wintering birds, boasts fabulous scenery and is rich in a spiritual history that includes St Cuthbert (the first Briton known to protect birds!) Wildlife
28-30 Sept Bristol

Sound of Many Waters   Clifton Cathedral ,   Clifton Park, Bristol BS8 3BX
contact@soundofmanywaters.org The Cathedral will host a range of talks, workshops, stalls, music, liturgy and debate about the role of the Catholic Church in the environmental movement.

29 Sept Clifton Cathedral, Bristol First Sound of Many Waters Supporters and guests will be present to open our year of environmental action with special messages. Keynote speaker is Bishop Chris Toohey, of Wilcannia-Forbes in Australia, Chair of Catholic Earthcare Australia , and an inspirational environmental campaigner. Sound of Many Waters is a year-long series of events celebrating Catholics and ecology - 0117 973 8128 Clifton Cathedral, Clifton Park, Bristol BS8 3BX
30 Sept   Back to Church Sunday - a national initiative to welcome back to church those who used to attend but, for whatever reason, do so no longer
Sun 30 Sept Oxford St Margaret's Church Oxford - Special Environmental Eucharist . 10.30am. 6pm Choral Evensong
  c.273 past events   At 1 Oct: Upcoming events: 31 in Oct and 18 in Nov and 4 in Dec making a total (so far) of 53 upcoming events in 2007. This year already 326 events (past and upcoming) have been announced (In 2005 and 2006 the total at December was about 220 each year. ..
Mon 1 Oct London Gaia Group Information evening 6.30pm - The idea for this group has emerged directly from the One Earth evenings where people have expressed an interest in nurturing the link between their spirituality and developing practical ideas / action on issues of environmental and social concern. The Gaia Group will meet regularly to explore particular issues (to be decided) in depth and share meditation, ideas, an eco-friendly way of life and seasonal food. The name of the group, and ideas for the format of meetings, have been borrowed from the Resurgence network of local groups. Inspiration has also come from the Living Witness Project . This initial evening will offer a ‘taster’ of what a Gaia Group might involve and explore how such a group might work at St Ethelburga’s. If you can go please contact 020 7496 1610 St Ethelburga's Centre for Reconciliation & Peace 78 Bishopsgate, London , EC2N 4AG  
2 Oct   CHRISTIAN AID – CUT THE CARBON MARCH 2 October 2007 • 11am Gather in the Riverside area next to the City Hall, at More London Place , near Tower Bridge (nearest tube: London Bridge .) Look for the Scoop, where there will be chance to hear from the marchers who’ve completed the whole 1,000 mile trip! • 11.30am Audience moves to Tooley Street to prepare to march. • 11.45am March starts • 12.30pm March arrives outside St Paul ’s Cathedral via the London Stock Exchange, and rally starts. Speakers include international marchers, comedian Alistair McGowan and the London Samba Band. • 1pm Rally ends and people can begin entering St Paul ’s Cathedral (please take your place as soon as possible as everyone needs to be seated by 1.30pm) • 2pm St Paul ’s Cathedral service starts • 3pm Service ends The service at St Paul’s Cathedral is by ticket only on a first come, first served basis and they are going fast; so if you would like to attend then please contact Linda Anderson in one of the following ways: By email landerson@christian-aid.org By post marked for the attention of Linda Anderson, Christian Aid, 35 Lower Marsh, London , SE1 7RT . Please reply by 18 September.  
3 Oct Ludlow

"Where do we go from here?" (Discussion about Ludlow CEG) organised by Ludlow Christian Ecology Group 7.30pm at Bishop Mascall Centre

 
4 Oct Harrogate

Harrogate Christian Ecology Group "Open Forum" St Paul's United Reformed Church, opposite the Library in Victoria Avenue,at 7.45 p.m.

Introduced by: Ian Morris – “A Rocha in the Lebanon”
John Margham – “Environmental projects at Springwater School”

Everyone will have an opportunity to tell us what is happening in their own church, home environment or sphere of interest, to ask questions or to give or seek advice from those present. To start us off, Ian Morris and John Margham will speak for a few minutes on environmental projects in the Lebanon

 
Thurs 4 Oct London London Churches Environment Network St Francis of Assisi Lecture 2007 will be delivered by Fazlun Khalid Founder Director Islamic Foundation for Ecology and Environmental Sciences ‘An Islamic perspective on Environmental Issues’ 6.00 pm for refreshments, 6.30pm start. All Hallows by the Tower, Byward Street, London EC3R 5BJ. Nearest tube station: Tower Hill (District, Circle Line) or Tower Gateway (DLR) Poster  
Thur 4 Oct Bristol Not Just Hot Air - St Francis Day St Brendan’s Catholic College in Bristol leads the way with a launch of the first ever UK Catholic school’s environmental audit project, opened by Miranda Krestovnikoff of BBC Two’s BAFTA award winning ‘Coast’. From 4th October you’ll be able to download details of this exciting project. Why don’t you go to www.soundofmanywaters.org and pass it on to your local school? 0117 973 8128
Fri 5 Oct Bexhill 7.45pm, Bexhill, East Sussex. Talk for Hastings Jewish Society by Edward Echlin, 'Climate in the Judaeo Christian Tradition'. Details: secretary@christian-ecology.org.uk
5-6 Oct   Helsby Methodist Church Eco-Fair  
6 Oct Bridgwater The Natural World: A Cause for Celebration & Christian Concern Location: Westfield United Reformed Church, Address: West Street , Bridgwater TA6 7HD, Time: 10.00 am to 4.00 pm - organised by the Justice & Peace Group of St Joseph’s, Bridgwater and aims to provide an opportunity for participants to appreciate the wonder of our natural world; to be better informed about the impact of global warming and to consider our personal response. Speakers:. Mary Colwell is a producer at the BBC Natural History Unit in Bristol and a popular speaker on the environment..
Dr Pat Hill Cottingham is a professional ecologist and speaker on all environment issues and a manager of a nature reserve Tel: 01278 450504
Email: sheilabyrne@clara.co.uk
 
6 Oct UK CAFOD Harvest Fast Day
7 Oct UK Animal Welfare Sunday -focusing on the issue of fur. Special sermon packs for Animal Welfare Sunday will be available from August 2007 Animal
9 Oct London The Brit Oval, London As part of their annual conference, The Global Environment 2007, CIWEM will be discussing the role faith has in the environmental agenda. To book online, visit www.ciwem.org/events (Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management - CIWEM)
8-11 Oct   Global Challenges, Global Solutions , CIWEM's annual conference, The Global Environment 2007, is the only opportunity to engage with a wide cross-section of those leading the debate on the key challenges of our time. This includes a session on Tuesday 9th October (9.40 a.m. to 12.40 p.m.) on "Faiths, Culture and the Environment" at which Sage member, Martin Hodson, will be speaking. See   http://www.ciwem.org/events/annual_conference/  
Sat 13 Oct Cheltenham JRI Coffee House Day - at St Matthew's Church, from 10-4.30.

Coffee House Days are an attempt to recreate the freedom of discussion that the Viennese Coffee Houses were known for. We invite up to six speakers to give short provocative talks (on environment and theology), which are then discussed over unlimited coffee. We
move round tables during the course of the day. An innovation this year is an Irritation and Indignation session, where up to about 10 people will have the opportunity to take less than 5 minutes to talk about something environmental/ theological that they feel strongly about. These concerns will be then turned briefly to prayer. The costs of the day will be met by donation. But we would very much like
to hear from you a) if you'd like to come and b) if you'd like to speak. A few people have already been invited but there are still gaps and we'd like to hear from you if you've ideas for filling them. Contact admin@jri.org.uk
 
13 Oct Bristol

The 2007 Bristol Schumacher Lectures will be held at the Bristol Council House on Saturday Title: CRISIS AND OPPORTUNITY - Chairman - Satish Kumar

Nicky Gavron Deputy Mayor of London CITIES AND CLIMATE CHANGE; Mark Lynas Climate change writer & New Statesman columnist - CUTTING CARBON Global Warming's Greatest Opportunity; Vala Ragnarsdottir Prof of Environmental Sustainability, University of Bristol - TOWARDS ECO-CITY BRISTOL; Herbert Girardet Director of programmes, World Future Council - RECLAIMING OUR FUTURE

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  Sat 13 Oct Croydon Parish Pump Workshop with the support of 1st Southwark Diocesan Environmental Conference. Keynote addresses from:
Claire Foster (National policy adviser on environmental issues)
David Shreeve (Conservation Foundation)
Matthew Reed (Church and Community Director for Christian Aid)
Peter Ainsworth MP (Shadow Spokesperson on the Environment)
and Bishop Tom Butler Plus practical workshops on Becoming a greener church, Shrinking our Footprint, Water conservation, Transport Plans, Challenging the structures, Renewable Energy sources and others, 9.30am to 3.30 pm at the St Mildred’s Church Centre, Addiscombe, Bingham Road, CR0 7EB
(Parking is very limited – please use public transport) Lunch will be provided
There is no charge for this seminar, but booking is essential Booking form
 
13 Oct Hebden Bridge Bradford Diocese Earth Care visit to Gibsons Mill Hebden Bridge. There will be workshops on energy and a guided tour of this 19th-century cotton mill that sits at the heart of Hardcastle Crags. It has been renovated as a model of sustainable development , being run with minimum impact on its environment. Please book Climate
13 Oct St Albans A Rocha SPEAKERS’ WORKSHOP DAY St Albans, Herts A practical day to learn more about speaking for A Rocha. Contact Margaret.young@arocha.org Places limited.  
13 Oct Bury St Edmunds

East of England Churches Network DAY CONFERENCE: What makes a rural community sustainable in the 21 st century? 9.30am-4pmish VENUE Red Lodge Millennium Centre, Lavender Close, Red Lodge, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, IP28 8TP. Welcome Anne Brown, Chair EECN; Keynote Address Dr Stuart Burgess , The Rural Advocate and Chairman of the Commission for Rural Communities. Group work. Details: 01508 495009

13 Oct Watford

Annual ASWA Service 2007 Saturday 13th October 2007 St Michael and All Angels' Church, Watford More…

14 Oct Melton Mowbray One World Festival
All morning from 8.30 a.m. until 12.00 noon
 
14 Oct Lewknor 2.00-4.00pm. Using your LOAF (and save money) Using local, organic, animal friendly, and fairly traded products is one possible way of living a more sustainable lifestyle. The Chiltern Gateway Project based at St.Margaret's church, Lewknor are holding a LOAF fayre. The fayre is followed by a service at St. Margaret's at which Brother Samuel, project director of the Hilfield 'Peace and reconciliation' centre will be preaching on the theme "Living lightly on the planet". Join the Facebook Event .  
15-18 Oct Scargill House Yorks Dales

Wildscape £196 With the starkness and wildness of the Dales landscape as a backdrop, a chance to consider your relationship with the earth through the media of poetry, prose and music with Kenneth Steven, poet and author, and CAIM (a capella Celtic duo). Anyone who is willing to engage with the landscape through word and music should check this out. Scargill House in the beautiful Yorkshire Dales 01756 760234

Tue 16 Oct Settle Yorkshire's Top Ten Grasses Illustrated entertaining talk by Judith Allinson at Settle Friends Meeting House. BD24 9DX  
Thur 18 Oct London October, 8.15pm, Ealing Abbey Parish Centre, 2 Marchwood Crescent, London W5. Mary Colwell, 'Finding God in All Things -- Christianity and the Environment'. Details: www.newman.org.uk
Sat 20 Oct London 2pm, The Oratory, Brompton Road, London. Catholic Concern for Animals Annual Meeting. Talk by Rt Hon Ann Widdecombe MP. Details: deborahark@aol.com
20 Oct UK CAFOD Harvest Fast Day
Sat 20 Oct Crawley Saturday 20 October, Crawley, West Sussex. 'Stormy Weather? Putting Faith into Action on Climate Change', 10am to 4pm, Dabcec, Southgate Drive, Crawley RH10 6RP. Event organised by Sussex Church and Environment Group (CEL and Chichester and Arundel & Brighton dioceses). Details: helen.swyer@diochi.org.uk or 01273 421021.
23-26 Oct Scargill House Yorks Dales

STANDING ON HOLY GROUND In partnership with United Religions Initiative & Christians Aware Using insights from major faith traditions, and with keynote speakers from a number of faiths, this course explores what people of faith can contribute in the deepening ecological crisis, as well as considering what resources their faith tradition gives them with which to take action! If you believe that people of faith have something to contribute towards reclaiming sustainability for our planet, this is for you. Scargill House in the beautiful Yorkshire Dales 01756 760234

21-28 Oct World

21-28 Oct - One World Week 2007 This year's theme:, All Together Now Now is the time to unite behind the belief that all people matter; all life matters; the world is abundantly diverse . Now is the time to act; to cut waste and share more equally the world's abundance.

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22 Oct Bridgetown, Totnes. St Johns Church, Bridgetown, Totnes. 7.30pm. Free. Transition Town Totnes and Devon Churches Green Action Prayer for the Planet: are we caring for our planet as our faith requires? An Interfaith evening.  
24 Oct London

The Churches' Rural Group Day Conference 'Responding Pastorally to Quarantine Situations' Noon - 4 pm. Methodist Church House, London . Details: www.churchesruralgroup.org.uk

28 Oct Sittingbourne Sittingbourne and Sheerness Methodist Circuit. Barbara Echlin of CEL is leading a session on climate change, from 3pm to 5pm, at Sittingbourne Methodist Church ME10 1QY. Details: enquiry@sittingbournemethodist.org.uk  
29 Oct Balham Balham film and networking event- The Power of Community: Film showing and networking event for anyone in Balham or Wandsworth at The Exhibit, Station Road, Balham First showing 8pm For details visit www.sharedenergy.org.uk and click on the link near Balham event. Film on Cuba- . Cuba made a rapid transition from a highly mechanised agricultural system to one using organic methods and local, urban gardens.  
  c.335 past events   At 27 Oct: Upcoming events: 1 in Nov and 6 in Dec making a total (so far) of 32 upcoming events in 2007. This year already 339 events (past and upcoming) have been announced (In 2005 and 2006 the total at December was about 220 each year. ..
Wed 31 Oct Truro

Truro Cathedral. Community engagement and development 7.30pmWith speakers: Dr Charlotte MacKenzie Cornwall Neighbourhoods for Change Ian Jones and Martin Alvey Cornwall Centre for Volunteers Canon Philip Lambert- Weds 31st October
Cathedral Chapter House, Truro Including -How can we involve Truro’s community in tackling the twin challenges of climate change and peak oil? Transition Truro

 
31 Oct UK Blackout Halloween  
2-4 Nov Woodbrooke Birmingham Climate change - our spirited response See www.livingwitness.org.uk for more details. Climate
3 Nov Lancaster

Environmental Justice conference organised by Lancaster Faith and Justice and CEL- To be held at the Chaplaincy Centre, Lancaster University,(Map) (Two miles by bus from the Railway Station) details: J&P and CEL Plus CEL's Annual Members' Meeting at 9.15 am

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4 Nov Aberdeen

Eco-Congregation Evening in Aberdeen

Date: 4 November 2007 Summary: An introductory workshop held at Queen's Cross Church in Aberdeen and open to all churches in the Aberdeen/Aberdeenshire area
 
5-17 Nov London If you wish to learn more about the issues of GLOBAL ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT – why not attend one of our short intensive courses in London?
   Course 13; November 5th to 17th
Personnel from all the major development agencies- OXFAM, Save the Children
Fund, ActionAid, WaterAid, CAFOD, Christian Aid, UNICEF and others, as well as
staff of the House of Commons, students, teachers and academics - have
participated and benefited over the last 4 years.www.ethical-events.org
Wed 7 Nov London The Politics of Climate Change : developing an all party approach to mitigate global warming. With Michael Meacher, former Labour Environment Minister; Peter Ainsworth, Conservative Shadow Secretary for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs; Chris Huhne, Liberal Democrat Shadow Environment Secretary; and Siân Berry, Green Party National Speaker. 6.30pm at Cecil Sharpe House, 2 Regents Park Road, Camden, London NW1 7AY Tickets on the door: £15.00 per person per event. Concessions £10-00  
Thur 8 Nov London Ecology and the Christian Mission 6.30-8.30pm Chris Wright Lecture 1 of the London Lectures by Peter Harris and Chris Wright. the London Institute for Contemporay Christianity. W1G 0DQ Details
9-11 Nov Ipsden, Oxon. Eco Happiness: Consumerism, Happiness & the Environment A series of discussions to consider what realy makes us happy and explore how our consumerist lifestyles are spoiling our lives and our beautiful planet. With Peter Lang of Resurgence Magazine. To be held at Braziers Park School for Integrative Social Research, Ipsden, Oxon. £160 for the weekend in single room, £135 sharing, including meals. More information from Braziers Park on 01491 680221, admin@braziers.org.uk  
10 Nov Southall, London A Rocha Community Groups workshop running in Southall - "a chance to find out more about what groups get up to, perhaps with a view to running one yourself" info:  
Mon 12 Nov Oxford

Monday 12th November 2007- "Avoiding the 'iceberg' of climate change: re-routing the Ark" Anne Pettifor, Campaign Director for Operation Noah.  7-9pm venue Wesley Memorial Church. £3/£2 concs. See www.coinet.org.uk for info.

 
13 Nov Twickenham Climate Change - The Solutions starts at 6:30 for 7pm- York House, Twickenham
TW1 3AA It will be chaired by WDM Director Benedict Southworth and feature talks
by Aubrey Meyer (International - Contraction and Convergence), Shaun
Chamberlin (National - Tradable Energy Quotas) and Mary Holdstock (Local -
Woking) Refreshments will be provided and admission is free.
 
Nov 14 Ludlow

Special BMC anniversary celebration meeting - Population and Biodiversity ‘ Too many stewards not enough creation' - Talk about the John Ray Initiative conference on population growth - by David Swinfen and Hilary Jackson

 
Thur 15 Nov London 8.15pm, Ealing Abbey Parish Centre, 2 Marchwood Crescent, London W5. Ellen Teague, 'Climate Change: a Burning Issue for Churches. Details: www.newman.org.uk
Thur 15 Nov London Why should Christians Care? Why should Christians care about the non-human creation? This lecture, which will include a briefing by leading biodiversity expert Simon Stuart, will look at a range of possible responses against the background of the current situation. Lecture: 6.30-8.30pm . This is Lecture Number 2 in the The London Lectures 2007 - Redeeming Creation - The Heart of Environmental Mission - Series - Peter Harris and Chris Wright. The London Institute for Contemporary Christianity, St Peter's, Vere Street, London, W1G 0DQ Details Tickets £6 (£3-00 Concess) Tel: 01732 456054 Wildlife
    Preparation for Christmas/Alternative Christmases etc  
16 Nov London

16 November 2007 - live simply: our global challenge - Pope Paul VI Memorial Lecture 2007, given by Vera Araújo, a Sociologist from North East Brazil
Vera Araújo has lectured for many years on Catholic Social Teaching. Drawing out the key themes of Pope Paul VI's encyclical, Populorum Progressio, she will argue that development is still the new name for peace. It is our biggest global challenge and we can only face it as a community living simply, sustainably and in solidarity with the poor. Find out more and buy tickets Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre, Westminster, London,

16 Nov Bradford

Environment In The Round: Spiritual, Ethical and Practical Responses to Ecological Issues at Bradford Grammar School . Speakers include Claire Foster and David Shreeve details 01274 542492

17 Nov Scotland A Rocha UK: SPEAKERS’ WORKSHOP DAY November, Scotland A practical day to learn more about speaking for A Rocha. Contact Victoria.beale@arocha.org Places limited.  
17 Nov Oxford The Ethics of Climate Change, Blackfriars, Oxford. Several CEL members are speaking at this invitation only event. For more details visit www.bfriars.ox.ac.uk and click on events.  
Sun 18 Nov Oxford 10.30am. Peter Harris of A Rocha will be preaching on Holistic Mission on in the morning service at St. Aldate's , Oxford.  
19 Nov London 19 November Church Times Green Awards Ceremony, St Mary le Bow Church, London. Read about the shortlist.  
20 Nov Science Museum, South Kensington London

Dana Centre Cafe, Science Museum 19.00 - 20.30 How to Save the World - To book: Call 020 7942 4040 or e-mail tickets@danacentre.org.uk - Event organised by: The Science Museum .Speakers: Zeenat Anjari, London Food Link; Natalie Suckall, Sustainability Research Institute, University of Leeds; Johan Tell, author of 100 Ways to Save the World. Facilitator: Paul Miller, Associate, Forum for the Future

 
20 Nov Hereford St John's Methodist Church, St Owen Street, Hereford, at 7.30, a talk by Martin Woodhouse, Manager of the Hereford M&S store organised by Hereford Christian Ecology Link 01432 279740  
Thur 22 Nov London A True Witness for a Whole World - What is the true scope of the gospel? How do we resolve the debate around social action and evangelism? In this session we will look at the way in which our under-standing of creation influences our proclamation of the gospel and the nature of our relationship with God. Miranda Harris of A Rocha will comment on the relevance of community. Lecture: 6.30-8.30pm . This is Lecture Number 3 in the The London Lectures 2007 - Redeeming Creation - The Heart of Environmental Mission - Series - Peter Harris and Chris Wright. The London Institute for Contemporary Christianity, St Peter's, Vere Street, London, W1G 0DQ Details Tickets £6 (£3-00 Concess) Tel: 01732 456054  
23-24 Nov Hawarden Changing Countryside: Changing Church A 24hour consultation to be held at St Deiniol’s Library, Hawarden . Speakers include: The Revd Professor Leslie Francis, Professor of Religions and Education at the University of Warwick The Revd Canon Mark Rylands, Canon Missioner for the Diocese of Exeter Flier Rural Theology Association AGM  
24 Nov   Buy Nothing Day 2007 Last Sat of November  
25 Nov Ilkley Tree Planting at Myddelton Grange Leeds Justice and Peace See also www.celebrateleed07.com/800trees
27 Nov Exeter

' Trees of Life' . A series of Advent lectures at Exeter Cathedral: 27 th November, 4 th and 11 th December 2007 , 7.00p.m. starting with Colin Tudge (author of 'The Secret Life of Trees') 01392-294940

  c.335 past events   At 28 Nov: Upcoming events: 1 Nov and 11 in Dec making a total (so far) of 12 upcoming events in 2007. This year already 347 events (past and upcoming) have been announced (In 2005 and 2006 the total at December was about 220 each year. So far 30 events have been announced for 2008 ..
       
Thur 29 Nov London A Christian Environmental Life? Is Christian creation care any different from secular environmental action and if so, how? How can care for creation as part of the Christian mission be expressed? How can our views as Christians be incorporated into wider society and its environmental concerns? Dave Bookless of A Rocha will use his experience of the UK scene to bring a practical perspective. This is Lecture Number 4 in the The London Lectures 2007 - Redeeming Creation - The Heart of Environmental Mission - Series - Peter Harris and Chris Wright. The London Institute for Contemporary Christianity, St Peter's, Vere Street, London, W1G 0DQ Details Tickets £6 (£3-00 Concess) Tel: 01732 456054  
Fri 30 Nov- 2 Dec Oxford Student Climate Project at the East Oxford Community Centre just off the Cowley road. We are hoping to have students from all over the country who want to be part of forming the Student Climate Project. At the moment I believe everyone is happy with the aim of creating a shared resource and contact network acting as a supportive body within student activism and campainging against Climate Change info The website will be at www.studentclimateproject.org.uk  
1 Dec St Austell, St Truro 11am talk & discussion with Robert Moor (Cornwall Wildlife Trust) Creating Breathing Spaces (corridors for wildlife around our churches and city) in the Catholic Church Hall St Austell St Truro . Refreshments ALL WECOME  
1 - 2 Dec London The fairest trade fair of all -The 21st FAIR TRADE FAIR- from 12 noon on Saturday 1st to 6pm and from 12 to 5pm on Sunday 2nd December. Where? - Westminster Central Hall, Parliament Square, London SW1 (on the other side of the road from Westminster Abbey) nearest tubes; Westminster and St James's Park There are 45 exhibitors, including 12 groups that have come directly from Africa (Rwanda, Zambia, Kenya), the Philippines, and elsewhere. It is a remarkable event. There will be world music and there is a reasonably price cafeteria in the same building.  
4 Dec Exeter

Trees of Life. A series of Advent lectures at Exeter Cathedral: 27 th November, 4 th and 11 th December 2007 , 7.00p.m. 01392-294940 The Tree of Life and the Heavenly Garden - Francesca Stavrakopoulou (scholar of the Hebrew Bible)

 
5 Dec Ludlow Ludlow Christian Ecology Group Social Event. Tickets 01584 831413  
6 Dec Stantonbury Milton Leynes

Milton keynes Christian Ecology Group event: 7.30pm. Christmas and how to make what we do and buy at this time as green as possible. we'll be hearing about World Vision's alternative gift catalogue, there'll be the opportunity to buy some ethical presents from traidcraft and we'll be sampling an organic locally sourced christmas dinner with all the trimmings. then we'll discuss hints and tips on an eco-friendly Christmas-time; if you're coming bring some ideas to share.

 
7 Dec Seascale, Cumbria

Seascale Methodist Church - Eco-Congregation Coffee Morning and Exhibition 10.00 - 12.30 - Exhibition of photographs showing the eco-work done by the Church, Fair Trade tea, coffee, juice, etc, Fair Trade Stall, Other Stalls: The Cumbria Energy Efficiency Advice Centre, Copeland Borough Council Recycling Department, Cumbria Wildlife Trust, Come and collect your free low energy light bulb or radiator reflector panel!

 
Dec. 3-14 2007   COP13 International Climate Change Conference - (Conference of the Parties) - There is likely to be one Saturday during this period when there will be international marches/rallies organised (as on 4 Nov 2006) Climate
7 Nov London 5pm-7pm Building of placards at St Matthew's Church, 20 Great Peter Street, London, SW1P 2BU( map ). ready for the Climate March on the 8th. Helpers needed. Please contact JF See also  
8 Dec   CAMPAIGN AGAINST CLIMATE CHANGE - National Climate March, Global Day of Action Join people all around the world to demand that world leaders take the urgent action we need to prevent the catastrophic destabilisation of global climate. The National Demo in London will be one of many demonstrations on climate taking place all around the world on the same day, midway through the UN Climate Talks in Bali . 10:00 am Cycle Protest assembles at Lincoln 's Inn Fields. More details here. 12:00 noon Assemble Millbank for main march [Westminster Tube] 2:30 pm Rally at US embassy. Speakers include George Monbiot and Caroline Lucas MEP. See more info at: www.campaigncc.org/  
8 Dec London

from 10:00 am : meet for coffee at St Matthews' Church, 20 Great Peter
Street, London, SW1P 2BU( map ). Great Peter Street runs into Millbank where people will gather for the march.

11am to 11.45am: Service of worship before the climate change march. St Matthews Church, 20 Great Peter Street, London SW1P 2BU. Church open for coffee 10am onwards. Organised by Christian Ecology Link, Operation Noah, EcoCongregation, and Student Christian Movement. Come and show that Christians care about climate justice, for our children's sake, for the earth's sake, for God's sake! Can you help with serving coffee, singing in the choir, stewarding. Get in touch. For more information go to www.christian-ecology.org.uk or www.operationnoah.org

 
8 Dec Oxford Sage stand at the Green Fair, Town Hall, Oxford.  
8 Dec London Climate Change Bike Ride. Assemble 10am Lincoln's Inn Fields Cycling to Parliament Square to link up with main march to US Embassy (timed to coincide with the UN climate talks in Bali) more info: 07986 904748  
Sun 9 Dec Oxford 4.30-7.30pm. Eco - Trail by Lantern Light! Brought to you by Aston Rowant National Nature Reserve and  The Chiltern Gateway Project . Meet at Lewknor Church after Christingle and set off on an amazing adventure around the reserve to discover the magic of nature after dark! FREE EVENT! Followed by soup and hot drinks in the church from 7pm. Booking recommended. Contact Jenny Crook on  01844 351833 or email  jenny.crook@naturalengland.org.uk to book your place! The Christingle service will begin at 4pm at St  Margaret's Church, Lewknor, all welcome, contact Rev. Simon Brignall on 01844 281267 for details.  
Tue 11 Dec Oxford 7:30pm-10:00pm. Climate Change: God's World and Our Response. An evening chaired by Rt Revd Stephen Cotterell Bishop of Reading. Revd Professor Ian James, Head of School of Mathematics, Meteorology and Physics and Reading University will speak on the science of climate change; Paul Valentine, International Director of Christian Aid, will speak on the Christian perspective; Sandeep Sengupta, from the Environmental Change Institute, Oxford, will speak on the impact on and response of developing countries. Venue: St Michael's Church, Church Lane, Warfield, Bracknell, RG42 6EG Phone: 01344886900  
26 Dec 2007 Ripon N Yorks Eucharist at 9:30 am at Ripon Cathedral followed by Pilgrimage at 10:00 am to Fountains Abbey - 3 mile walk through beautiful countryside. Then short carol service. 01765 603462  
  c.350 past events   At 14 Dec 2007: Upcoming events: 1 in Dec This year already 350 events (past and upcoming) have been announced (In 2005 and 2006 the total at December was about 220 each year. So far 35 events have been announced for 2008 ..


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point The Field Studies Council
run weekend and week long holiday courses throughout the year in over 14 different Field Centres in UK on how to identify members of groups of plants, birds, insects, fungi, rocks etc. These are secular courses - but an excellent way to get to know more about plants and animals.
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point Environment Events Diary
An excellent diary/listing of forthcoming secular environment/conservation events in the UK and elsewhere. Find out about forthcoming events. Make sure your event is listed. This diary is run by the Conservation Foundation
England in Particular website - a Calendar throughout the year of month by month of customs and festival in England - run by Common Ground

point Daily wildlife and environment news from the British Isles Habitat

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