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12 Jan 2010 Stourport-on-Severn Introduction to environmental youth work
Stourport-on-Severn - This event is aimed at environmental professionals, community development personnel and youth workers who are new to or have limited experience of environmental youth work. It will examine what motivates young people, outside the formal education system, and how to involve them in environmental activities and sustainable development initiatives. Iinformation on funding for environmental youth work projects and resources. info at BTCV
12 Jan Andover Andover Area Christian Ecology Link Meeting - 7.30pm - See their website
14 Jan St Ethelburga's, London

1st in a series of 5 reflective workshops - to explore the inner dimensions of our most pressing global issues. Open to all

Thurs 14 Jan How much is enough? Gandhi said ‘there is enough for every man’s need, but not for his greed’. How do we own up to and transform the materialistic tendencies within ourselves and learn to live more simply? What are the blocks inside us that prevent real change? What effect will reducing our consumerism have on wider society? With Murray Corke (Dharma teacher, Community of Interbeing - the UK Buddhist network practising Thich Nhat Hanh’s teachings). More events on 21 Jan 28 Jan 4 Feb 11 Feb

6.30pm – 9.15pm. Cost: £20 for the course (£12 conc.) St Ethelburga's, London EC2N 4AG Info and bookings

15-17 Jan London Colney, St Albans Christians Aware Conference Kingdom Economics. CEL Secretary, Barbara Echlin, is leading a seminar on 'Can we
afford the LOAF principles?
17 Jan World

Peace Sunday - celebrated in England & Wales on Second Sunday in Ordinary Time - The theme for 43nd World Day of Peace message by Pope Benedict XVI is:

If you want to cultivate peace,
protect creation.

Resources now available - Whatever you do, it would be worth letting people know about Peace Sunday the week before (Sunday 10th January). A simple notice in the newsletter (based on the text at the back of the downloadable booklet) or a mention at Mass would be ideal. Order the prayer card, or the Pax Christi Peace Sunday leaflet, and arrange to have these given out as people leave Mass on Peace Sunday. Display the poster in the church porch.

17 Jan Cheltenham 3 - 4pm, Sunday 17th January - Prayer for peace: Pope Benedict's theme for the 43rd World Day of Peace is: If you want to cultivate peace, protect creation. Come and mark the day by praying during this hour in the Lady Chapel of St Gregory's, St James' Square, Cheltenham. All are welcome to join in. If you are not able to be with us in person, perhaps you might join us in prayer for a time, wherever you may be that afternoon. Cheltenham Christian Ecology Link
17 Jan Edinburgh "After Copenhagen" - Talk by Herman Rosa Chavez of El Salvador at The Lauriston Jesuit Centre 6pm
18 Jan Glasgow Glasgow Eco-Congregation Network Meeting. at Wellington Church, Greener Lifestyles - Speaker: Robert
Rogerson, Glasgow University
18 Jan UK Beginning of Week of Prayer for Christian Unity - Resources (Not particularly ecological)
19 Jan Birmingham Enhancing sites for natural play
Tuesday 19 January 2010 Birmingham
This event will explore the process of enhancing sites for children’s natural play in parks, country parks, heritage sites, school grounds, play areas and other open spaces. It will examine current research on natural play and introduce techniques for the design process, focusing on using natural elements to provide informal opportunities for play rather than on designing formal play spaces and play equipment. The event will be of interest to environmental and countryside staff and volunteers who have responsibility for or who are involved in sites and similar facilities that could be enhanced naturally to provide innovative play opportunities. This may include countryside officers, millennium green staff, community forest staff, rangers, urban rangers, play workers, play development workers, landscape architects and planners, teachers wishing to enhance school grounds provision. info at BTCV
21 Jan London St Ethelburga's, London EC2N 4AG 6.30pm – 9.15pm Get connected - With Muzammal Hussain (London Islamic Network for the Environment).
22 Jan Cheltenham 7.45pm, Cheltenham Christian Ecology Link meeting at 28 Moorend Park Road, Cheltenham GL53 0JY: please let email know if you intend to come.
23 Jan Crawley Diocese of Arundel & Brighton Pastoral Team Serving the communities of our Diocese Arundel and Brighton Justice and Peace Assembly WATER IN OUR WORLD A Thirst For Justice Saturday 23 January 2010 Christian Education Centre Crawley 9.30am - 4.00pm Speakers Sean McDonagh and Dr Mike Edwards, Displays, Workshops Question and answer sessions Participants will include Operation Noah and CAFOD For further information and to book your place please contact David Thomson Justice & Peace Adviser Christian Education Centre 4 Southgate Drive Crawley RH10 6RP 01293 651164 Fax: 01293 616945 Email: david.thomson@dabnet.org The Arundel & Brighton Diocesan Trust is a Registered Charity no. 252878
25 Jan Lancaster Fairtrade: how it works, who benefits, who regulates it? Coffee from Ethiopia to your kitchen.” A fascinating and informative insight into the world of Fairtrade by Joe Human, formerly of Oxfam, now co-ordinator of Cumbria Fair Trade Network, based on his close experience of coffee farming in Ethiopia and how they come to be fair-trade farmers and how the fair prices are organised,- the Chaplaincy Centre, Lancaster University, at 7.30 pm.
26 Jan London JustShare Debate: Could the Recession Slow Down Climate Change? 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm Speakers: Greg Barker MP, Shadow Minister for Climate Change and Mark Lynas, Environmentalist and Author of High Tide, Fragile Earth, Carbon Counter and Six Degrees. . Venu: the church of All Hallows by the Tower, Byward St, EC3R 5BJ. All are welcome and Fairtrade refreshments will be served afterwards.
27 Jan London Justshare: The City of God and the CityThe Revd Dr Nicholas Sagovsky Canon Theologian at Westminster Abbey and Visiting Professor in Theology and Public Life at Liverpool Hope University Canon Sagovsky will be introduced by James Saunders, Treasurer of St Mary-le-Bow PCC. at St Mary-le-Bow 6.05-7.05pm
28 Jan London St Ethelburga's, London EC2N 4AG 6.30pm – 9.15pm Whoa - What is the connection between our relationship with time and our relationship with resources? With Rabbi Jeffrey Newman (The Earth Charter, UK).
30 Jan Leytonstone Leytonstone United Free Church to show Age of Stupid
1 Feb Leeds CEL meeting at St Chad ’s Parish Centre, Leeds 16 at 7.45pm. Lindsay Pearson will speak on “ Copenhagen , What next?” Refreshments from 7.30pm, admission free, all welcome.
2 Feb Perth 2 Feb Meeting of the Perth & Kinross Eco-Congregation Network at St Matthew's Church
3 Feb Cheltenham 12 - 2pm, - Gloucestershire Churches Environmental Justice Network meets at Vision 21 (Gloucestershire), 30 St George's Place, Cheltenham: if you wish to attend, please let The Rev. Kingsley Jones
6 Feb Lincoln The Big Footprint (a U2charist) - St Mary le Wigford Church, High Street, Lincoln - 6.30pm - A post-Copenhagen U2charist Service to explore the role Christians have to play in environmental issues. Speaker: Paul Bodenham (Christian Ecology Links) There will be question time afterward. 01476 570207, u2charistlincoln@yahoo.co.uk
4 Feb London St Ethelburga's London EC2N 4AG 6.30pm – 9.15pm A new relationship with creation? Justine Huxley (Golden Sufi Centre).
6 Feb Lincoln The Big Footprint (a U2charist) - St Mary le Wigford - Church, High Street, Lincoln - 6.30pm - A post-Copenhagen - U2charist Service to explore the role Christians have to play in environmental issues. Speaker: Paul Bodenham
(Christian Ecology Links) There will be question time
afterward. 01476 570207, u2charistlincoln@yahoo.co.uk
6 Feb Carlisle

Carlisle: Nuclear Energy Discussion Day : Carlisle Cathedral
Fratry, 9.30 registration for 10am start. Finish 1.15pm.
organised by Carlisle Cathedral and Churches Together in
Cumbria

Two 20 minute papers:
1) Paul Spare (pro-nuclear), who has worked on many
power generation projects in the UK
2) Shaun Burnie, (anti-nuclear) coordinator of Greenpeace
International Nuclear Campaigns- followed by - Discussion and
coffee

Two speakers on "Does faith have a part in shaping our
response?"
1) Dr Graham Brightman, a retired physicist, member of
the Environment Group of Churches Together in Cumbria
2) Professor Michael Northcott, a board member of Operation Noah

Concluding remarks by Revd Dr John Biggs
Booking preferred, but not essential.- 01228 548107
or karen@carlislecathedral.org.uk Leaflet and bookingform

6 Feb Leeds 2010 Your mighty power is a light for all Nations - A day to explore scripture, social justice and spirituality. All Hallows Church, 24 Regents Terrace, Leeds, LS6 1NP. Organised by Leeds diocesan Justice and Peace Copmmission and the Diocese of Ripon and Leeds 0113 261 8055 or 0113 248 5011 shelagh@leedsjp.org.uk
7 Feb World

In some Lectionaries, The Second Sunday before Lent is called "Creation Sunday" and there are appropriate readings.
Genesis 2:4b-9, 15-25
P
salm 65
Revelation 4
Luke 8:22-25.

However most churches now use a different set of readings on this date.

9 Feb Milton Keynes Milton Keynes Christian Environment Group - meeting to plan the " launch of our own Carbon Reduction Action Group."-7.30pm at The Shenley Church Inn
11 Feb London St Ethelburga's London EC2N 4AG 6.30pm - Prayer and hope - (Martin Palmer, Alliance of Religions and
Conservation)
12-14 Feb 2010 Scarborough CEL Weekend - - Transition Living Scarborough
Fully booked, apart for space for one gentleman in a shared
room- contact secretary@christian-ecology.org.uk to go on
reserve list
14 Feb Aldermaston Overnight all-night candlelit vigil at the Tadley Gate, Aldermaston, to support the Big Blockade at Aldermaston on 15 February. This will begin with a short service at 9.00pm on Sunday, 14th February, and finish in the same way at 7.00am the next morning. The Prayer for Peace will be recited on the hour during the night. Info: 020 7700 4200/2393 christians@cnduk.org
15-27 Feb Portsmouth Preventing Portsmouth Flooding - Exhibition by Building
Futures and the Institution of Civil Engineers at
Portsmouth (Anglican) Cathedral, High Street, PO1 2HH
10am-5pm
16 Feb World Shrove Tuesday
16 Feb Hereford Hereford Christian Ecology Group - 'My Journey and Fair Trade' - Kenya, the Kibera Slum and Jambo-Jambo - by Philippa Charlesworth, at St John's Methodist Church, St Owen Street, Hereford HR1 2PR, 7.30 p.m.
16 Feb Edinburgh

16 February, Edinburgh EcoCongregation Network -
Waste Management - Speaker: Anita Duffy (Edinburgh City Council, Waste Education Officer)

17 Feb UK The Carbon Fast takes place during Lent – from 17 Feb 2010. It provides simple prayers and practical actions to help people respond to climate change by reducing their emissions and focusing on poor people hit hardest by the changing climate. It's a great way for people to start responding to the issue of climate change as many of the actions are very simple and may well be things they are already doing. This will be the third year of the Carbon Fast for Tearfund. It was created by Bishop James Jones, the Bishop of Liverpool who first ran it in his diocese in 2007.
19 Feb Cheltenham The Old Priory, St Gregory's Church, Clarence Street for 7:30 - Cheltenham CEL: Learning to Tread Lightly in God - Tom Cullinan will be reflecting upon his experiences at Copenhagen, where he is currently part of the CAFOD delegation (having been with CAFOD on the Wave) . Tom was a monk of Ampleforth Abbey for 50 years and is now a monk-priest of Liverpool RC Archdiocese. He has been involved with Oxfam, CAFOD and Justice and Peace for many years. He is the author of several books including 'If the Eye be Sound', 'The Passion of Political Love', and 'Presence'.Poster
19 Feb Oxford Sage (Oxford Christan Environment Group) Social - 7pm - See Website
20 Feb Bridge of Allan The Stirling Eco-Congregation Network meeting- Now to be held on on Saturday, 20th February, 9.45am-4pm (not on 9th February, as previously advertised), in Bridge of Allan Church Halls: 'Carbon Neutral Conference'.
20 Feb Leeds Hungry for Activism A conference to inform, educate and inspire action on food politics Sat 20th Feb | 12:00 – 16:30 | Leeds Civic Hall

Supported by The Co-operative Group and TIDAL , Hungry for Activism will offer people in Leeds the opportunity to learn more about the food politics, engage in debate on the topic and organise for change. The day will contain a mixture of presentations, discussions, hands-on workshops , and will close with an open space session .
There are a dozen sessions to choose from, hosted by organisations as diverse as the Permaculture Association , This is Rubbish , Sustain , Leeds City Council , the Fairtrade Foundation and Friends of the Earth to name but a few. There will also be stalls from local organisations involved in food campaigning, distribution and production.
The event is free, but we ask that you register to help our preparations.
The event has kindly been funded by the Leeds and Wakefield Area Commitee of the Co-operative Group.
Find out more + register at www.hungryforactivism.org.uk
Lent 2010 Lent Course 2010 Lent course: Love for the future
22 Feb  

Aberdeen EcoCongregation network meeting will include an eco-congregation award workshop led by Margaret Warnock

22 Feb - 7 March UK Fairtrade Fortnight
26 Feb UK CAFOD Lent Fast Day
27-28 Feb; 1 Mar   Time for Transformation - Speak Soundcheck 2010 weekend. 2010, and for the Day of Action on Monday 1st March , Sunday will concentrate on the Environment;
22F-7M UK Fairtrade Fortnight
26Fe UK CAFOD Lent Fast Day
3 March Milton Keynes Milton Keynes Christian Ecology Group Meeting, organized jointly by MKCEG and the local Christian Aid Group at St Mary’s Church Bletchley, starting at 7.30pm.
4 March Winchester Cathedral 01962 857 242 or patricia.durrant@winchester-cathedral.org.uk 'Praying with Creation' - Winchester Cathedral is planning a Lent School of Prayer entitled 'The Beauty of Holiness' taking a series of topics on Thursday evenings through Lent. Martin Palmer of ARC will be talking about 'Praying with Creation', beginning at 7:30 pm in the undercroft.
4 March London Equality, prosperity and growth: where do we stand? Thursday 4th March in the Quaker Centre 6-8pm A discussion with Tim Jackson and Kate Pickett, facilitated by Susan Seymour
5 Mar World Women's World Day of Prayer
6 Mar Minsteracres Consett, Co. Durham Minsteracres Retreat Centre in relation to care for creation. 'Planting Fruit for the Future' 6th March - community tree planting day to create a beautiful orchard Come and join us!
6 Mar Gloucester 6 March Gloucester: - JRI/Redcliffe College Environment Day Conference: Food Futures:9.30am-4.30pm. Speakers include: Rev Dr Mike Rayner (British Heart Foundation, Oxford), Patrick Mulvany (Chair of UK Food Group) and Ruth Valerio, author of 'L is for Lifestyle'.
The Food Futures day is in association with Redcliffe
College, the Church Mission Society, the John Ray
Initiative, and the Agricultural Christian Fellowship.
6 March Great Missenden

“Living Hope: Green Churches Green Schools
A day conference for anyone connected with a
church or school and interested in how we carry out
our mission in an age of environmental change.
"Reasons for hope" with leading theologians Dave Bookless, Paula Clifford, Sean McDonagh, and Chris Sunderland.
Paul Chandler, CEO of Traidcraft, will help us celebrate the "Big Brew" - St Peter and St Paul Church, Great Missenden and Great Missenden C of E Combined School - Registration from 9:15 am, conference from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Cost: £5, to include workshops materials and Fairtrade tea and coffee throughout the day. Please bring a packed lunch.

7 March Birmingham National Multifaith Spring Conference - Global Poverty Seeking Justice with Jehangir Malik, UK Manager, Islamic Relief; Joel Edwards, International director, Micah Challenge - West Midlands Fire Service, Birmingham HQ B7 4HW 13.00-17.00 - 0207324 4722
10 March Settle. N Yorks Settle Parish Church -Churches Together in Settle and District:Lent Talk and Discussion - Environment Theme. 7.30pm
10 March Cardiff Cardiff School of City and Regional Planning Food for an Intelligent Wales Dr. Michael A. Crawford, PhD, CBiol, FIBiol, FRCPath, Institute of Brain Chemistry and Human Nutrition Chair: David Smith, Adviser, Welsh Food Alliance General Election 'Question Time' Chair: Dr Roberta Sonnino, Cardiff School of City and Regional Planning Panellists: www.cardiff.ac.uk/www.welshfoodalliance.org.uk cplan/newsandevents 'Question Time' from 6pm to 8pm in Glamorgan Building Committee Rooms, King Edward VII Avenue, Cardiff Light refreshments from 5.30pm to be provided by the Co-operative Food for an Intelligent Wales followed by General Election 'Question Time' Angela Burns AM Jane Davidson AM Dr Myfanwy Davies Kirsty Williams AM Shadow Minister for the Environment and Planning Minister for the Environment, Sustainability and Housing Plaid Cymru's Westminster Candidate for Llanelli Leader of the Welsh Liberal Democrats
14 March Milton Keynes Hope in God's Future - A service to celebrate God's creation and our place within it - 6 pm Church of Christ the King Kent's Hill. The Methodist circuit invites you to this service in the light of this recent joint report from the Baptist, Methodist and URC churches. Preacher: Revd David Gregory of Loughton Baptist Church, a member of the group that produced the report
15 March Glasgow Glasgow EcoCongregation Network - Wellington Church at 7.30pm
16 March Hereford Hereford Christian Ecology Group, at St John's Methodist Church, St Owen Street, Hereford HR1 2PR, 7.30 p.m. : 'Christianity and Sustainability' - the Revd Mark Johnson speaking about his recent sabbatical, at St John's Methodist Church
18 March Edinburgh 10.00 a.m. - 4.30 p.m. St George's West Church, Edinburgh Banking on Justice- Churches investing for a fairer future Conference speakers: Ryan Brightwell, Co-operative Financial Services Alex Connor, Triodos Bank Kathy Galloway, Christian Aid Scotland Doug Gay, co-author Justice & Markets Jamie Hartzell, Ethical Property Company Miles Litvinoff, ECCR Victoria Woodbridge, EIRIS Conference fee: 10 (5 concessions) Lunch and refreshments included - 01325 580028 - helen.boothroyd@eccr.org.uk
20 March Bradford Event formerly described here on this date not taking place.
20 March Walsall Eco Evening on with Walsall Friends of the Earth. The event is being organised by the United Reform Church, The Broadway, Walsall. 6.30 pm to 8 pm.
20 March Stirling
Eco-Congregation Scotland Annual Gathering 2010 !  10am Stirling Baptist Church 67 Murray Place , Stirling FK8 1AU . A light lunch will be served. Speaker: Alastair McIntosh , author of Hell and High Water.Register: at aschuetz@cofscotland.org.uk
20 March Tavistock DEVON CHURCHES GREEN ACTION - Green Christian
Gathering
- 10.30am – 4.00pm - Tavistock Methodist Church - Local churches are developing green groups. - Come and share in what they are doing!- Speakers: Tim Gorringe and Clare Bryden - WORSHIP : STORIES : NETWORKING : PLANNING - "For the Church of the 21st Century, good ecology is not an optional extra but a matter of justice. It is therefore central to what it means to be a Christian today." said Archbishop Rowan Williams - Bookings: Joan Harris, tel 01392-294940, email joanie@exeter.anglican.org The poster for the event is at:www.tmc.me.uk/events/green-christian-gathering/
22 March Bromham, Beds

A Journey through the Garden of Life: Sheri's Garden is being unveiled at Bromham Lower School in Bromham Beds on March 22 at 2.30pm . Its innovative design means that it can be used by the school for lessons and also by the village's two churches for services or bible readings. It is a community project as well and as such will be open to anyone in the village to relax in and enjoy. Details: Graham A. Pavey (01234) 269169

27 March UK WWF: Earth Hour Switch off your lights on Saturday 27 March at 8.30pm to show that you care about climate change ! This year WWF are aiming for a billion people to switch off. Sign up http://earthhour.wwf.org.uk/
2 Apr   Good Friday.
5 April -31 May Bradwell on Sea, Essex Volunteers needed at Othona for Low-Carbon building project in Essex from now till end of May.
8-11 April Minsteracres. Consett, Co Durham The Joy of Creation ... and God saw it was good. We warmly invite you to come and enjoy God's beautiful creation at Minsteracres. Allow nature to speak to you of God's presence, revive your spirits and nourish your soul. This weekend is for people of all ages, all faiths or none. Come and join us in our dream to be good stewards of God's precious gift. For more info: or 01434-673248
15 April Edinburgh 15th April Edinburgh - God, Science and Global Warming. Science
Festival. Sponsored Lecture. Sir John Houghton,
former co-chair of the Nobel Prize winning
Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
(IPCC). Venue: Edinburgh University School of
Informatics. Time : 7-8 pm. Price: £7.00 and £5.00
16-18 Apr Hilfield Priory, Dorset Grace and the Common Good - strategies for living responsibly in God's world a weekend led by Dr Tim Gorringe.
17 April York

10am- 4pm - Annual Gathering - Quiet Garden Trust -Christ Church Heworth, Stockton Lane , York YO31 1JG . The cost of £10 includes soup and drinks but bring a packed lunch. Father Dominic Milroy from Ampleforth Abbey will speak on Fractured Light - A random celebration of some encounters where things grow. The Revd Philip Roderick, our founder, will share something of the vision and play his drum! We will also hear from local Gardeners. Booking required: quiet.garden@ukonline.co.uk.

19 Apr Leeds TINWOLF ECO-CAFE Monday 7.30pm Venue: Muir Court, Sagar Place, off St Michael's Road, Headingley This month's topic for discussion is "Making the Connections" presented by David Midgley of Schumacher North "Climate change, resource depletion and ecological destruction are symptoms of a mechanistic and dualistic world-view that denies our deep connections with Nature, each other and with our own deeper being....
info: Leeds 3681999/07930 966 205, or Gay on Leeds 2307172
20 Apr Lancaster Rob Hopkins, founder of the Transition Town movement is speaking at St Thomas CE Church Marton Street Lancaster 20 April 7 for 7.30pm. as part of the launch of Transition City Lancaster. Tickets £5 on the door or contact 01524 844162.
20 Apr Allerton, Bradford Age of Stupid film at Cafe West, Allerton 7pm -organised by The Churches Together Green Group in Allerton and Fairweather Green -Free - Refreshments and Discussion. All welcome.
24 April Idle, Bradford

HOLY TRINITY CHURCH , IDLE ( Town Lane , off the A657 Leeds Road Saturday 24 April, 1.00pm-4.00pm (church open from 10.30am ) - 1.00pm : Illustrated talk about churchyard wildlife followed by guided walk - Activities for children -

YORKSHIRE LIVING CHURCHYARD PROJECT

 

OPEN CHURCHYARDS 2010

24 April Oxford Oxford Cherwell Valley Walk organised by Sage - Oxford a 4 mile walk along the valley of the River Cherwell in Oxford. Meet at the Victoria Arms for optional lunch at 12.30 pm. Walk will commence at 2.00 pm. and take approx. 2 - 3 hours. To book and cinfirm details please see
http://www.sageoxford.org.uk/calendar.htm
20 April North Church, Perth and Kinross The Perth & Kinross EcoCongregation network meeting at North Church,
27 April Edinburgh Morningside United Church, corner Morningside Road/ Chamberlain Road, topic: Climate Change & Carbon Footprint after Copenhagen - Speaker: Adrian Shaw (Church of Scotland, Climate Change Officer)
1 May Edinburgh 1 May Edinburgh: ‘Helping the Church engage with ethical issues in
science
’ - Confenrence to celebrate 40th Anniversary of the Church of Scotland’s Society, Religion & Technology Project 10.00am – 4.00pm City Chambers, Edinburgh Registration £10 (£5 concession)
2 May Horton in Ribblesdale, Yorks Dales Lambing Service - Newhouses Farm, Horton 3pm
2 May Birmingham Sense of Peace in Cannon Hill Park, Birmingham. Family May Day (12-4pm) - Sensory Trail Marquee, Peace of Art tables, Shared Heritage Trail, Scents and Sights of Spring! - Enquiries: sean@faithandclimatechange.org
9 May   Rogation Sunday
9 May Kent

Rogation Sunday

Linton, Kent - Rogation Day walk - and good details about history of Rogation Day

9 May Bingley There will be a Rogation Service at 10.30 am at All Saints Bingley
9 May Kent

Rogation Sunday - Linton, Kent - Rogation Day walk - and good details about history of Rogation Day

9 May Newshome, Oakworth, Keighley Rogation Service on Sunday 3pm at St John's Newsholme. This unique church forms part of the farmhouse of Church Farm.
9 May Broughton, near Skipton, N Yorks Rogation Service - Broughton Church, nr Skipton, 7pm May 9th.
9 May Halton Gill, Yorks Dales Rogation Service at Halton Gill (on the Green, if fine, in the Reading Room, if not) 3pm - followed by refreshments in the Reading Room. (Littondale, off Upper Wharfedale)
10-13 May Derbyshire Willersley Castle Hotel, Derbyshire - Spectum (formerly "Fellowship of the Kingdom" Conference: Creation, Covenent and Conservation - There are always inspirational speakers exploring in depth an issue that is developed into the Explore study material. Speakers: Rev'd Caroline Homan and Rev'd John Butterfield
13 May   Ascension Day
15 May London

The Conspiracy of Freedom aims to kickstart a conversation about simpler, more sustainable, more generous living. It is being coordinated by Breathe, a Christian network for simpler living. The Conspiracy of Freedom involves six regional events:

LONDON  May 15 th St Paul 's Hammersmith 10-2pm (with Elaine Storkey)

LANCASTER  May 27 th   Lancaster Methodist Church , Scotforth Rd 7:30pm

LEEDS  5 th June   St George's Centre 10-1pm

BRIGHTON  7 th June   Holland Rd Baptist Church 7:30pm

OXFORD 10 th June St Aldate's Parish Centre 7:30pm

SHREWSBURY  24 th June  The Barnabas Centre 7:30pm

LIVERPOOL  12 th July  Oomoo Cafe, Smithtown Rd 7:30pm

Each event will include teaching (from Elaine Storkey or Mark Powley a founder of Breathe), discussion and a challenge to become a local changemaker. No advance registration is required. The evening events will be free; the Saturday events have a suggested donation ( London £6, lunch included, Leeds £4).

Also at these events we will be launching a set of video shorts to be made available online. Working with A Rocha, Tearfund and Stewardship we will be promoting these to churches and small groups around the country.

Our aim is to help Christians discuss the negative aspects of consumerism in a grace-filled way, and decide together to make lifestyle changes.

15-16 May London 11pm onwards: - Night of Saturday to Sunday 15th-16th May, Parliament Square Post-Election Vigil to remind the new government that dealing with the climate crisis needs to be their top priority .
16 May Hubberholme Upper Wharfedale, Yorks Dales Lambing Service at Church Farm, next to Hubberholme Church at 3.00pm.
17 May Evesham

Patrick Holden, director of the Soil Association, to talk at Transition- Evesham-Vale 7.30pm at Evesham Town Hall

18 May Croydon 'Jesus, Climate and Food Security', a talk by Dr Edward Echlin, author of recently published 'Climate and Christ, A Prophetic Alternative'. 8pm, Small Hall of the Church of Our Lady of the Annunciation, Bingham Road, Addiscombe, CR0 7EN. Contact: David Barrett, Newman Association Croydon Circle, 020 8651 1856.
18 May Hereford Hereford Christian Ecology Group AGM and 10th Anniversary Celebration, St John's Methodist Church, St Owen Street, Hereford HR1 2PR, 7.30 p.m. Short business meeting followed by refreshments and entertainment.
19 May London Transition Westcombe and Transition Ashburnham Joint Meeting Reducing population and consumption in the U.K.- 7.30pm at Mycenae House, Mycenae Road, SE3, London

In the Global Footprint Network’s 2003 report scientists stated that the
global human ecological footprint exceeded the carrying capacity of the
earth by some 25%, and that this figure was rising by 8% per year. The
ecological footprint is calculated by multiplying the human population
of each country by their annual per capita consumption. The key factors
behind the need to voluntarily reduce population and consumption in the
UK and worldwide are climate change and other environmental damage, plus
human energy requirements.

This Greenwich meeting of residents as well as local faith and non-faith
groups will be exploring the ethical aspects of voluntarily reducing
population and consumption, in small table discussions. Komathi Kolandai
has researched the viewpoints of the major religions, which all advocate
simpler lifestyles without excessive consumption, and also all stress
the quality of family life rather than the quantity of children. Details

22 May London Operation Noah Day: By Cloud and Fire: Spiritual Journeys to Climate Safety', 11am to 5pm, Friends Meeting House, Euston Road, London.
22 May London ON AGM Friends' Meeting House, Euston, 11am
22 May Ashbourne Ashbourne ‘The Spirit and Creation: A Day of Celebration and Pilgrimage’, Derby Diocesan Environment Day. Ashbourne Parish Church . 2pm to 5pm. Activities include: a cycle ride with the Bishop from Buxton to Ashbourne along a disused rail track, walks from Ashbourne, stalls, children’s activities and a celebration service at the end of the day with Dave Bookless of A Rocha as keynote speaker. www.derbydiocese.org.uk Look out for the CEL stall.
22 May Aylesford Aylesford ‘Grassroots Social Justice’, Southwark Archdiocesan JPIC Spring Assembly. The New Barn, The Friars, Aylesford ME20 7BX. 10.30am to 4pm. Keynote speaker Rt Hon John Battle. Look our for the CEL stall www.southwarkjandp.co.uk.Diary.htm
22-28 May Camas Centre, Isle of Mull Exploring Sustainable Living @ Camas Centre, Isle of Mull Camas Centre, Ardfenaig, Bunessan, Isle of Mull , PA67 6DX , Scotland
Using the renovated Camas as our base and case study (with off grid electricity, locally produced, organic and fairly-traded food, environmentally friendly toilets, simple lifestyle, and valuing its natural surroundings), this is a week to explore how we can live a satisfying and enjoyable low - carbon life. It flows from the Iona Community's commitment to the Christian Aid 'Cut the Carbon Campaign' and will be of interest to people in Eco-congregations, Transitioners and those curious about what life might be like without oil .

Leader: Raymond Young , a Regeneration Consultant and Member of the Iona Community, will be leading 5 days of discussion and activities on the theme of Exploring Sustainable Living , assisted by the staff at Camas. Activities may include working in our own organic garden, the chance to try your hand at sea fishing or traditional peat cutting, visits and tours to other local producers and of the sustainable systems at Camas. Info

£225 (inc. VAT) for 6 nights (Saturday – Friday morning) including all food, accommodation and activities in a beautiful coastal location.
To find out more visit http://www.iona.org.uk/Camas_Individuals.php
or download the info sheet at http://www.iona.org.uk/media/exploring_sustainable_living_may_2010.pdf
tel: 01681 700404 camas.bookings@iona.org.uk
22 May Upper Wharfdale Walk for Farm Crisis Network

There'll be a sponsored walk in Upper Wharfedale on Saturday 22 May to raise money for Farm Crisis Network and to increase awareness of the importance of our upland farming communities.
FCN provides pastoral and practical support to farming people during periods of anxiety and stress. Our hill farmers are fundamental in the management of the land and production of food and without them the landscape will change out of all recognition in a short period of time. Once it has gone, it will be nearly impossible to get back.
To register for the walk and obtain further information please visit http://www.tfa.org.uk/events/featured.aspx
or contact the TFA Membership Department, telephone 0118 930 6130 or email: membership@tfa.org.uk .
If you are unable to walk but would like to support the cause with a donation, then please send your cheque to the TFA, made payable to FCN or go online and donate via the Just Giving website http://www.justgiving.com/fcn/donate
FCN Helpline: 0845 367 9990 (7am - 11pm every day)
23 May   Whit Sunday - Pentecost
27 May Lancaster

The Conspiracy of Freedom aims to kickstart a conversation about simpler, more sustainable, more generous living. It is being coordinated by Breathe, a Christian network for simpler living.This event at Lancaster Methodist Church, Scotforth Rd 7:30pm is one of six regional events. The event will include teaching (from Elaine Storkey or Mark Powley a founder of Breathe), discussion and a challenge to become a local changemaker.

Fri 28 May -sun 6 June   “The Week the Earth Moved.” - Friday 28th May to Sunday 6th June 2010 - Come and join a working holiday in the outstanding landscape of North Cornwall. Help us construct an earth bank using recycled materials from the farm, and create ditches and gateways. The earth will move for us all and we shall have lots of muddy fun! Trelay Farm is a 32 acre smallholding located within the North Cornwall Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Trelay is a cohousing eco-village, where we are learning to live sustainably and lightly on the Earth. Come and join in! Details
5 June Leeds

The Conspiracy of Freedom aims to kickstart a conversation about simpler, more sustainable, more generous living. It is being coordinated by Breathe, a Christian network for simpler living.This event at LEEDS   St George's Centre 10-1pm is one of six regional events. The event will include teaching (from Elaine Storkey or Mark Powley a founder of Breathe), discussion and a challenge to become a local changemaker.

5 June 2010 World

World Environment Day

http://www.unep.org/wed/2010/english or http://learn.christianaid.org.uk/Other/Events/world_environment_day .

5 June

Ashford, Kent

If you have an idea for an environmental project in your community, Kent County Council would like to invite you to the ‘Be prepared, save money, take action!’ - The conference is free to anyone interested in empowering their community to take action to combat climate change and create a more sustainable future. Singleton Environment Centre, Ashford, TN23 5LW
www.kent.gov.uk/climatechange

6 June 2010 UK Environment Sunday - This is the first Sunday in June and the nearest Sunday to World Environment Day. The Wildlife Trusts have this week as Environment Week.
6 June Settle Environment Sunday walk at Lower Winkill Farm, Langcliffe, Settle. Meet outside Settle Methodist Church at 2pm for lift up to farm. Email for details - Strong shoes required but length of walk less than 1/4 mile. Beautiful views and limestone flowers
6 June Old Trafford

June 6: Come cut the cake and the carbon Support ' OTEST .. for a cooler planet! Sunday June 6 th - A day after the UN's World Environment Day you are invited to St John's Church 10-11.30 a.m. with songs, prayers + planting in the yard with Faiths4Change. - -12.00 - 1.30 p.m. Launch over lunch in St John's Centre: share in the cutting of the CO2 cake + hear short talk on why green is a significant colour in Islam (Speaker: Sheikh Awadallah). -- 1.30 - 3.30 p.m. From the new bike racks @ St John's: a carbon light bike ride to St Clement's, Chorlton, to hear Revd Dr Michael Northcott, climate change ethicist (2 p.m.) -- 4.00 - 6.00 p.m. @ St John's Centre: short films and large OTEST cake: with residents from Old Trafford community who will be advertising an open air event: June 26 th Share 2 -More info about this event and OTEST: John Hughes 872 0500

7 June Brighton

The Conspiracy of Freedom aims to kickstart a conversation about simpler, more sustainable, more generous living. It is being coordinated by Breathe, a Christian network for simpler living. This event at Brighton, Holland Rd Baptist Church 7:30pm is one of six regional events. The event will include teaching (from Elaine Storkey or Mark Powley a founder of Breathe), discussion and a challenge to become a local changemaker.

8 June Dunbarnbey & Forgandenny Perth and Kinross The Perth & Kinross EcoCongregation network meeting Dunbarnbey & Forgandenny Church
8 June Gloucester Michael Northcott, Professor of Ethics at Edinburgh, who is going to speak on "Love on a Warming Planet: Spirituality, Ethics and Climate Change", and will treat the subject from the perspective of the major world religions. Space is limited at the venue (the Friends' Meeting House, Warwick Place off Portland Street GL52 2NP).  A £2 charge will be made
9-13 June Prague

European Christian Environment Network Meeting - Prague - Alistair McIntosh (Edinburgh) is giving the keynote address. There is other UK leadership too: Robin Morrison (Wales) is in charge of the opening worship, Marytn Goss (Exeter) is leading an Open Space session and facilitating the Working Group on Transition Living, Louisa Poole (Catholic) leads the Creation Theology Group, Ruth Conway (Oxford) is picking up on Education issues across the board. Most importantly, we hope all the initiatives that are being taken forward by members of Environment Issues Network in their various Churches and areas of work will be shared while we learn from what Christians in other parts of Europe are doing

10 June Oxford

The Conspiracy of Freedom aims to kickstart a conversation about simpler, more sustainable, more generous living. It is being coordinated by Breathe, a Christian network for simpler living.This event at Oxford St Aldate's Parish Centre 7:30pm The event will include teaching (from Elaine Storkey or Mark Powley a founder of Breathe), discussion and a challenge to become a local changemaker.

12 June Micklefield, Yorkshire

Yorkshire Living Churchyard Project - ST MARY 'S CHURCH, MICKLEFIELD ( A1/Great North Road ) 2.00pm-5.00pm

13 June A farm near you...

Open Farm Sunday 13 th June is a national event organised each year by LEAF. Open Farm Sunday is an annual event that gives everyone the opportunity to meet the farmers who grow their food and care for the countryside .

The event in 2009 attracted 140,000 visitors onto 425 farms across the UK giving them the chance to meet the farmers who grow their food and care for the countryside. Organised by LEAF (Linking Environment And Farming), it benefits from generous cross-industry support. For full details and access to the list of farms go to www.leafuk.org .

17 June Wargrave

Global Warming & Climate Change - A Challenge to Scientists and Christians: What should we believe? A talk by Sir John Houghton, renowned scientist, ex Met Office Chief Executive, founder of the Hadley Centre, lead editor of the first 3 IPCC reports and co-chair of the Nobel Prize winning IPCC scientific assessment group. Venue: St Mary's Church, Station Road, Wargrave at 7.30 pm for 8.00 pm. The church can only accomodate 350 people to hear Sir John Houghton and watch the video. It would be possible for another 60 people to hear him but not watch the video. If more people turn up than this they will have to be turned away. In view of this, it is ESSENTIAL that you contact Mike Buckland to let him know that you are coming - It would be helpful if churches and other organisations could limit the number of their members attending the talk to four. After the talk there will be an opportunity to ask questions. Further details including a location map can be found at http://www.wargravechurch.org.uk "

18 June Salisbury 5.30pm. Sarum College Bookshop, 19 The Close, Salisbury SP1 2EE. Book Launch for 'Climate and Christ, A Prophetic Alternative' by Edward P. Echlin. Visit www.christian-ecology.org.uk/echlin-climate-christ.htm for an invitation. Contact jmonds@sarum.ac.uk for more details.
Fri18-Sun 27 June UK Cherishing Churchyard's Week, http://www.caringforgodsacre.org.uk/
19 June Reading Forbury Fever "showcasing local community environmental groups", 11.00 am - 5.00 pm, The Forbury Gardens, Reading. The event will include "Global Action Plan's carbon gymn - an energy bike, a rowing machine and some weights which will all help to show you which part of your life you need to work on in order to be 'carbon fit' http://www.globalactionplan.org.uk/carbon-gym, advice on insulation, car clubs, cycling, energy at home, garden birds, the honey bee (among other things), music and dancing of all types." Reading CEL will have a stand including campaign material from Operation Noah, Christian Aid and CAFOD and information on A Rocha. If you would be interested in helping on the stand email j.laynesmith@gmail.com Here is a link to the Water Fest event, which Forbury Fever is part
19 June Lindley, Huddersfield Lindley Methodist Church, East St, Lindley, Huddersfield HD3 3ND - Green
Fair
10.00 - 3.00 - Information Stalls (enviroment groups etc, local food, local companies with environmentally friendly products and services), Speakers (A Rocha, Christian Aid, and the Enviroment Agency - more planned) and Children's activities. - Food available all day. Free entry.
19-20 June Finningly, Yorkshire

Yorkshire Living churchyard Project Open churchyard Day.- CHURCH OF THE HOLY TRINITY AND ST OSWALD (East of Doncaster ) - 12 noon to 4.00pm - Part of the Doncaster Heritage Churches Open Weekend

19-20 June Cotswolds A Rocha will be present at the Cotswolds Farm Garden Open Weekend again. The programme will be suitable for all ages with wildlife trails and wild orchid walks, pond dipping, animal face painting, plant sales, beautiful gardens, wildlife charity displays , and the famous WI cream teas.. You can also bring your own food, if you like, as there is plenty of space to sit and enjoy an outdoor lunch .
24 June UK Schools' Low Carbon Day on 24th June 2010 :- http://www.lowcarbonday.com/

Schools Low Carbon Day is about:
* Educating children about climate change.
* Focusing children on their own energy consumption / carbon footprint.
* Encouraging action by asking children and / or their families to
make a pledge to cut their carbon emissions in some way.

24 June Shrewsbury

The Conspiracy of Freedom aims to kickstart a conversation about simpler, more sustainable, more generous living. It is being coordinated by Breathe, a Christian network for simpler living. This event at SHREWSBURY   The Barnabas Centre 7:30pm is one of six regional events. The event will include teaching (from Elaine Storkey or Mark Powley a founder of Breathe), discussion and a challenge to become a local changemaker.

10 July London

CEL 'ECOCELL' WORKSHOPS to help us plan Stage Two of the 'ecocell' programme. All members and friends are invited: the Magdalen Centre, Eversholt Street, London NW1 1BN (close to Euston station) 1pm to 5pm.
The second stage of our ecocell programme is progressing well. We now need YOUR help as we look at the draft modules and work out how to improve them. If you are coming please email secretary@christian-ecology.org.uk and she will send you further details.

12 July Liverpool

The Conspiracy of Freedom aims to kickstart a conversation about simpler, more sustainable, more generous living. It is being coordinated by Breathe, a Christian network for simpler living.This event at Liverpool  Oomoo Cafe, Smithtown Rd 7:30pm is one of six regional events. The event will include teaching (from Elaine Storkey or Mark Powley a founder of Breathe), discussion and a challenge to become a local changemaker.

15 Jul London

'The Earth Charter' An interactive evening with Rabbi Jeffrey Newman Earth Charter UK Director to learn about the Earth Charter and how faith communities can be part of its aims for 'sustainable ways of living' (It will be helpful if participants can read the charter in advance which can be found at www.earthcharter.org) Thursday July 15th at 6.30pm 6.00 pm for refreshments and networking In the Newcomen Room Trinity House 4 Chapel Court off Borough High Street London SE1 1HW Nearest tube stations: Borough, London Bridge See Leaflet about event - organiwed by London churches Environment Network. For more information and to help in catering please contact: barry.goodwin@southwark.anglican.org 020 8256 9637

16-18 July 2010 Derbyshire National Justice and Peace - Our Daily Bread: Food Security, People and Planet-, Hayes Conference Centre, Swanwick, Derbyshire This event is organized by the National Justice and Peace Network Environment Working Group and Lancaster Diocese Faith and Justice Commission. CEL is strongly supporting this conference which has an exciting line up of talks, panels and workshops, with a number of CEL members among the speakers and on the organising committee.
18 July UK The Big Lunch - Join your community to celebrate this where-ever you are.
20 July Hereford Hereford Christian Ecology Group - 'The Source', a presentation by Mrs Kathy Priddis, artist, potter, writer (and Bishop's wife), St John's Methodist Church, St Owen Street, Hereford HR1 2PR, 7.30 p.m. Free admission.
27 July Stirchley in Birmingham Stirchley in South Birmingham is launching a community market on Tuesday the 27th July.from 4-8pm, and will feature stalls selling wholefoods, bread, hot curry, wood-fired pizza, artisan preserves, cupcakes, local fruit and vegetables, and local arts and crafts.
It'll be the first of 3 planned markets (the last Tuesdays of July, August and September) but if there's a good response there should be more!
More info here: http://stirchleycommunitymarket.wordpress.com/
29 July- 1 Aug Malvern Worcestershire Resurgence Readers’ Weekend and Summer Camp Thursday 29 July to Sunday 1 Aug 2010 The Resurgence Summer Camp brings together readers, speakers and supporters for four days of stimulating discussion, music, dance, crafts and walks. The camp is a small, friendly gathering with a maximum of 140 people. The event is hosted by Green and Away - Europe ’s only tented conference centre situated on an idyllic site near Malvern, Worcestershire. Speakers will include Rebecca Hosking, wildlife film-maker; Gregory Sams, founder of Whole Earth Foods; Tim ‘Mac’ Macartney, founder of Embercombe; Rebecca Hossack, expert on aboriginal art; Satish Kumar, Editor, Resurgence magazine; Misha Norland, founder and Principal of The School of Homeopathy, Devon. With dancing, meditation; Tai Chi, Poetry and Storytelling. Music with Dragonsfly, Caitlin and Sika; and Brigitte Norland. Booking forms available from www.resurgence.org or 01237 441293 or from Ford House, Hartland, Bideford, Devon EX39 6EE
3 Aug Settle Settle Methodist Church Coffee Morning in Aid of The Rainforest Fund supporting World Land Trust and A Rocha Ghana - 10am-12 midday
14-15 Aug Leeds CVAUK and Leeds University are holding a two day conference called "Christianity and Vegetarianism" at Leeds University
This two-day conference will unite Christian Vegetarians and academics working in the field of religion and diet to reflect on the relationship between Christianity and vegetarianism and consider how the call to a diet of meat-abstention might manifest in Christian life, belief and practice. The exploration of these issues will be facilitated by ample discussion time, with the added opportunity to engage in discussion groups to enable those not speaking to get 'hands-on' with what is often (regrettably) a controversial issue within the churches. For information about the conference speakers and their subjects, advertising banner etc. please visit the conference website www.caninestyle.co.uk/leeds
21 Aug Stretton, Shropshire Stretton Climate Care, Shropshire are opening up seven 'low carbon' homes in and around the Strettons to share a variety of ideas on energy efficiency and low carbon living. The ideas range from innovative approaches to insulation, electric bikes and cars, rainwater harvesting to solar water and photovoltaic panels. It's a great opportunity to look around, get ideas and advice from ordinary folk who have tried out different ways of making their carbon footprints smaller.

The homes include Acton Scott Hall, home of Tom Acton (of Victorian Farm fame), and an off-grid cottage with wind turbine. Homes are open from 1.30 to 5.30 on Saturday 21st August. The entry leaflet costs just £2 per family or household and enables you to visit any or all of the homes. Buy from Plush Hill Cycle shop in the Market Place, Church Stretton from mid August, and on the day itself from a Stretton Climate Care stall in the Market Place, Church Stretton.

In the spirit of low carbon living, visitors are encouraged not to use cars if possible. Walk, hop on a bike, book a bike for hire from Plush Hill Cycles, or share cars. You can also join a group cycling or hop on the community bus in Market Place at 2.00pm and 4pm. All seats £1 per trip.

25 Aug Bradford Bradford Cathedral, 4pm (refreshments from 3.30pm) - Presentation on photovoltaic cells by Ecologic Living Ltd. The Cathedral is considering the possibility of installing these on the roof, but the presentation may be of interest to businesses and individuals looking into greener forms of energy. The talk will be preceded by the presentation of the Cathedral's EcoCongregation award. Info: 01274 777720.
27-30 Aug Greenbelt, Cheltenham 3. VOLUNTEERING AT GREENBELT, 28-30 AUGUST

Once again, CEL will be at Greenbelt, and you are invited to join us.
We will be part of a new 'green zone' which brings together all the
environmental organisations featured in the G Source exhibition tent.

The CEL stall is a great place for members to meet each other, so
come and see us. Even better, could you spare us some time to help
staff it? We aim to have two CEL members on at the same time, and
this year we'll also be with friends in A Rocha, Ecocongregation, the
Quakers, Creation Challenge and others.

You can sign up for just one two-hour slot, but if you can spare more
it would be a great help - we may be able to let you have a free
ticket. We have a free day or weekend ticket for someone who can
offer a substantial amount of time.

Please let Paul Bodenham know if you can help. Email
paul@christian-ecology.org.uk.

1 Sept - 2nd Sun in Oct World

Creation-Time or Creationtide- An opportunity to celebrate and care for God's Creation in Church Services etc.
CEL's website on Creation - Time
CTBI website on Creation-Time
European Christian Env Network on Creation - Time

Why not organise something at your church? - especially in this the International Year Of Biodiversity
Please help us to advertise Creation Time 2010
by downloading and printing this flyer (PDF) from CTBI website:

Creation Flourishing flyer
Creation Flourishing flyer (2 x A5)

4 Sept

London and

Manchester

End Domestic Flights Now! - Start: 04 Sep 2010, 11:00 am
Demonstrations in London and Manchester,
Campaign against Climate Change say:-

Click to read The Plan in detail:

Join us on the special "train-not plane" carriage on the 13.40 train !
Cost is £ 11.50 Make it a full fun day of aviation activism! (return from Manchester Saturday night or party in Manchester and return Sunday morning ) Book a ticket at enddomesticflights@campaigncc.org Cost is £11.50 for a seat on the carriage, first come first served for available seats. (Manchester Piccadilly to Manchester airport is £ 3.20 Return by train is £11.50 if booked well enough in advance, or £ 5.50 on megabus )

Put this date in your diary now! This will be the time to take the agenda forward on aviation, and insist that at this time of climate emergency we cannot afford to be using high-emission forms of transport where viable alternatives exist. And that aviation will need to bear the burden of emissions reductions along with other sectors

Campaign against Climate Change
www.campaigncc.org +44 (0) 20 7833 9311

4-5 Sept Warwickshire The Small is. Festival is a celebration and evolution of the ideas of Small is Beautiful, written by Practical Action's founder, E.F. Schumacher.
Tue 7 Sept Hereford Roger Beck is to give an illustrated talk on the work of the Herefordshire Nature Trust, at St John's Methodist Church, St Owen Street, Hereford HR1 2PR, 7.30 p.m. organised by Hereford Christian Ecology Group
10 Sept Milton Keynes An MKCEG harvest-time event to mark Organic Fortnight 2010
Supper at the Well at Willen using vegetables grown on site!
Preceded by a guided walk around the gardens and a talk, with time for questions. 6.00pm; meal at 7.30; Cost: £10.00
Please book in advance by contacting David Miller on 01908 377376 or email david@millersofmk.co.uk
Deadline for bookings: Saturday 4th September.
11-12 Sept Haworth, near Keighley

Eco-Fair - organised by Fairtrade Group at Haworth as part of Arts Festival - in Bronte Meadow 9-12 Sept www.fairintents.org.uk/

11-17 Sept Camas Centre, Mull Exploring Creation @ the Camas Centre, Isle of Mull The Celts spoke of two books in which it was possible to discover or ‘read’ God: the little book was the Bible, and the big book was Creation.
This reflective and recreational programme offers the chance to join with others in exploring creation in the beautiful setting of Camas. The days are designed to allow a mix of structured activity and discussion sessions with individual exploration / reflection time.

Led by Kathy Galloway: practical theologian, writer, activist and former Leader of the Iona Community. £225 (inc. VAT) for 6 nights (Saturday - Friday morning) including all food, accommodation and activities in a beautiful coastal location. To find out more visit http://www.iona.org.uk/Camas_Individuals.php Or download the information sheet: http://www.iona.org.uk/media/exploring_creation_info_sheet.pdf tel: 01681 700404 (+441681 700404 overseas). e-mail: camas.bookings@iona.org.uk Camas Centre, Ardfenaig, Bunessan, Isle of Mull , PA67 6DX , Scotland , UK .
12 Sep Birmingham The Greens and Faith Communities at the Green Party autumn conference at the Birmingham Birmingham Conservitoire, Fletchers Place B3 3HG at 19.00 on Its particulary aimed at Green people. Contact John Vivian on 01329 319301 email
15 Sept Theddingworth, Leicestershire CONFERENCE: THE WORLD FAITHS AND THE ENVIRONMENT

Christians Aware are holding at day conference, The World Faiths and the Environment, on Wednesday 15 September 2010 from 10.00am to 4.30pm. It will be at Hothorpe Hall, Theddingworth, Leicestershire LE17 6QX.

In addition to workshops and seminars the artist, Jyoti Sahi will be giving a lectures on art and interfaith dialogue, and art and the environment.

     
16-19 Sept Southwell Minster, Nottinghamshire

Green as a Leaf: Renewing a Theology of Creation - Southwell Minster, Nottinghamshire, Keynote speakers: Simon Conway Morris, Michael Northcott, John Rodwell, John Milbank, Simon Oliver, Alison Milbank, Margaret Barker

Call for Papers

Often today debates about our policy towards the environment are purely reactive to events or to the current perceived risk of climate change. In contrast, this conference jointly mounted by Southwell Minster, Southwell and Nottinghamshire Diocese, the University of Nottingham Theology Department Centre of Theology and Philosophy and Nottingham Trent University Department of Environmental Sciences brings together theologians, philosophers, scientists and cultural critics to a Norman cathedral and to the historic Brackenhurst estate in Sherwood Forest to explore the specifically theological resources that can be brought to bear on our relation to the natural world. We invite short contributions of 20 minutes on any of the following areas: theology or philosophy of nature, theology of creation, history of environmental ethics, the human relation to the natural world, local ecology and local culture, religion and folklore, different religious perspectives and particularly those of religions other than Christianity, the role of cultural productions such as poetry, music, architecture or film as theological responses or critiques, the Bible and ecology. Papers addressing Nottinghamshire itself and Sherwood Forest will also be welcomed.

Please submit a 250 word abstract of your paper to alison.milbank@nottingham.ac.uk or by post to Revd Canon Nigel Coates, The Minster Centre, Church Street, Southwell, Nottinghamshire, NG25 0HD by 1 July 2010.

Download a registration form at www.southwell.anglican.org/DeptforDevGreenasaleaf.html
18 Sept Birmingham Growing Organically- Using church land as a model for
environmental change
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- this conference has been cancelled
19 Sept 2010   19 Sept this year is Car Free Sunday. 16-22 Sept is European Mobility week
22 Sept Europe European Car Free Day
22 Sept London St. John's Church, Waterloo The Future of Climate Change 6. 30 pm Refreshments 7. 00 pm Welcome & introduction by Alex Kirby, journalist 7. 15-8.30 Presentations by the panel followed by questions: Phil Bloomer, Director, Campaigns & Policy OXFAM Dr. Paula Clifford, Head of Theology, Christian Aid (former advisor on climate change to the Archbishop of Canterbury) Mark Dowd, Operation Noah & journalist Claire Foster, Director, Ethics Foundation Wine, juice & snacks - suggested contribution 5.00 EVERYONE WELCOME Join us at St. John's Waterloo (opp. Waterloo Station) Enquiries to: awarner@stjohnswaterloo.co.uk Tel: 020 7633 9819 or 07900 5526 www.stjohnswaterloo.co.uk
22 Sept World

Bell-Ringing for Biodiversity

On 22 September Heads of State will assemble at the United Nations in New York to discuss the biodiversity crisis and the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) is encouraging the ringing of bells all over the world as an urgent call to rouse the world to action.

The UK organisers of IYB (International Year of Biodiversity_ and Shrinking the Footprint hope that church bells throughout this country will join them. Already several messages of support have been received from ringers across the country.  If you are taking part please let ruth.watkinson@c-of-e.org.uk know.

See CofE Press Release

25 Sept Dorset

National Demonstration against Agrofuels

At the site of the proposed new palm-oil burning, agrofuel power station at Portland in Dorset. Transport will be organised from London and possibly other places. If you are interested in joining the coach from London (to Portland for the day) please contact stopagrofuels@campaigncc.org Provisional Timetable: 9.00 am: Bus leaves London for Portland
1.00 pm Assemble for march
2.00 - 3.00 pm Rally outside port gates (site of proposed plant)
3.00 pm > Workshops and entertainment in local hall
8.00 pm bus sets off back to London .

Camping/crash space will be available overnight. The demonstration will be organised together with Biofuelwatch, Food not Fuel and a very strong local group, down in Dorset - NOPE (No Palm Oil Energy) see nope.org.uk/ The application for an agrofuel power station in Portland was approved in January (after the initial rejection was overturned on appeal by the company making the proposal, W4B). The power station will burn palm oil and increase by one third the volume of palm oil currently being imported to this country for energy usage. See more here.

For an even bigger W4B plant proposed for Bristol , and how to help stop it, see next item, below. Stopping W4B in Portland will help to stop them in Bristol , too! Agrofuel burning power stations like the one In Portland would not be going ahead were they not subsidised by the government. Insanely, agrofuels are classified as a renewable energy and as such receive subsidies - so that, in effect, the government is subsidising massive deforestation in South East Asia (and other places), thereby accelerating, rather than slowing down, the destabilisation of global climate. Make a stand against the madness of agrofuel use, wholesale destruction of the rainforest and spiralling emissions! Put the date in your diary now! More details soon. +44 (0) 207 833 9311

Fr 24 - Su 26 Sept Bristol Emmaus House, Bristol, Retreat Workshop: Caring for the Planet - Led by Ann O’Sullivan, Michael Healy, Mary Colwell and Gretel White. - How can I make a difference? - A Christian response to the global environmental crisis. God created everything and saw that it was good. With that good creation now in crisis, we all need to accept our individual and collective contributions to the problem. In the face of the vastness and complexity of the environmental crisis, it is easy to feel overwhelmed and powerless under the weight of the load. This workshop examines the current situation and explores ways in which individuals and groups might positively respond. By examining our beliefs about God and God’s dealings with creation, we can work towards an inner transformation of our beliefs and attitudes so that we can freely make choices to live more sustainably. - Start: 6.30 pm on Friday with supper - Finish: After breakfast on Sunday - Cost: £145 residential/£110 non-residential
25-27 Sept Bath

A CHANCE TO VISIT AN OLD HOME made FIT FOR THE FUTURE by reducing carbon emissions and energy use by over 65% Amazing how did they do that? sharing by a parishioner of St John's. OPEN HOUSE: SAT 25th and SUN 26th 11AM to 6PM 16 Pulteney Gardens BA2 4HG Then, Bath Inter Faith LUNCH FORUM, MON 27th 12.30 -1.30PM, Drink + cake + maybe bring a sandwich, to examine " What if anything does God say about creation, climate change and sustainability? " With tours of the house at 11.45AM and 1.30PM

- come over the weekend and enjoy some of our learning about reduction of carbon emissions, and energy bills, no pressure - just joy and delight in what we have discovered, with reference to care for the whole environment.

2 Oct Southampton Green Living Conference and Fair, 10am-4pm,
Avenue St Andrews URC, Southampton
2-3 Cheltenham At the Bumper Harvest Festival of Talents and Crafts at Bethesda Methodist Church, Cheltenham, is including a lot of material on biodiversity
3 Oct UK Animal Welfare Sunday. This year's theme: Animals and War
3 Oct Hartley Wintney, Hampshire Oct 3rd, St.John's Hartley Wintney, Hampshire is holding two "What a Wildly Wonderful World" services at 9am (traditional) and 10-45am (all age) using A Rocha's Environment Sunday resource pack.
3 Oct   Oil Fast
4 Oct Bradford Cathedral Lecture by Kelvin Ravenscroft: evening of 4 October 2010 (the Feast of St Francis) at Bradford Cathedral which will explore St Francis' radical spiritual vision and its significance for the modern world with particular reference to its meaning as a catalyst for ecological transformation together with its implications for peace and justice.

The lecture is preceded by Choral Evensong at 5.30 pm and light supper at 6.15 pm. info:: 01274 777720

7 Oct Norwich

Join Kathy Gallaway, Henry Cator and others for a discussion -7.30pm. Fairly traded 6pm supper beforehand - Fair Food Night Out! - Norwich Cathedral - with an optional fairly traded 6pm supper beforehand in one of several participating restaurants. Menus for this are now available (locally sourced and fairly traded ingredients will be given pride of place) and the cost in each restaurant will be the same - £10. with an optional 6pm supper beforehand in one of several participating restaurants. Menus for this are now available (locally sourced and fairly traded ingredients will be given pride of place) and the cost in each restaurant will be the same - £10.

8 Oct Norwich Cathedral

Friday 8 October 10am-12pm - sixth form student s to participate in an event based upon the BBC's 'Question Time' format

•  They will listen to and engage with a panel of high-profile contributors including Norman Lamb MP, The Bishop of Norwich, Andy Hamilton (comedian and broadcaster), Michael Hulme (UEA Professor of climate change), Ian McPherson (Assistant Commissioner with the Metropolitan Police) and Harriet Lamb (Director of the Fair Trade Foundation).

•  The chair will be George Alagiah, BBC news presenter and foreign correspondent.

•  This event is open to the public but priority will be given to sixth form student s.

8-9 Oct Llanidloes There is a Harvest Thanksgiving Service at Carno Community Centre with speaker Sir John Houghton
Transition Economics Conference Friday October 8th and
Llanidloes Green Fair Saturday October 9th at Llanidloes Community Centre - www.uppersevernnews.org.uk
9 Oct Oxford - Sage circular walk from Swinbrook Green
http://www.sageoxford.org.uk/calendar.htm
9 Oct Maidenhead Energy Saving Exhibition October 9.30 a.m. to 3.30 p.m. Come and see the latest ideas in saving energy Friends (Quaker) Meeting House, 14 West Street, Maidenhead, SL6 1Rl (behind M&S next to the Portland Arms) Including the Cookham Smart Energy Co-operative Printed - simon@armitage.biz, 01628 631216
10 Oct Norwich Cathedral

3pm - Fari Food weekend's conclusion will coincide with the annual Harvest Festival of the Royal Norfolk Agricultural Association

The back-drop of all these events at Norwich Cathedral will be an exhibition in the exciting new Cathedral Hostry. Fair trade players large and small have been invited to display material celebrating the part they are playing in establishing trade justice for those who produce our food both locally and globally.
10 Oct   Bill McKibben and the 350.org Team write: October 10. Working with our friends at the 10:10 campaign, we're going to make the tenth day of the tenth month of the millennium's tenth year a real starting point for concrete action. We're calling it the 10/10 Global Work Party , and in every corner of the world we hope communities will put up solar panels, insulate homes, erect windmills, plant trees, paint bikepaths, launch or harvest local gardens. We'll make sure the world sees this huge day of effort--and we'll use it to send a simple message to our leaders: "We're working--what about you? If we can cover the roof of the school with solar panels, surely you can pass the legislation or sign the treaty that will spread our work everywhere, and confront the climate crisis in time." 10/10/10 will take a snapshot of a clean energy future -- the world of 350 ppm -- and show people why it's worth fighting for. It's not too early to sign up here: www.350.org/oct10
10 Oct   10:10:10 – a global day of doing Plans are on to make Sunday 10th October a global day of doing, with thousands of practical carbon-cutting activities all over the world. The 10:10 campaign has teamed up with 350.org to co-ordinate 10:10:10 to be the biggest-ever day of positive action on climate change. The aim is to see, “thousands of individuals, families, schools, businesses and other organisations taking simple steps to save energy and reduce emissions. These ordinary actions, combined with a series of bold, iconic stunts, will make an extraordinary difference. Not only will they cut carbon directly; they will also send a powerful message to world leaders that people and organisations everywhere are ready to tackle climate change.” Help get your church or group ‘doing’ on 10th October! Ideas for planning and more information are at: www.1010global.org/uk/101010
14 Oct Sheffield The Economy: Servant or Tyrant? - The Case for Zero Growth - Chris Brazier: co-editor of New Internationalist - Sheffield Cathedral 7:00p.m.
15-17 Oct Ringsfield, Suffolk

http://www.christian-ecology.org.uk/ringsfield-2010.htm Another return visit to Ringsfield Hall Christian Eco-Study Centre for a weekend of worship and fellowship, with time out in the surrounding countryside. This year's focus will be on biodiversity.

16 Oct London Spoilt for Choice - Annual Justice & Peace Day 10:00am - 4.00pm - St.John Vianney Parish Centre, 386 West Green Road, N15 3QH [map] organised by Diocese of Westminster - A day exploring the implications of our shopping and food choices for the wider world - With keynote speakers : -

Christine Allen : Director of innovative development agency Progressio
Sheila Dillon : Presenter of BBC Radio 4's topical Food Programme
Edward Echlin : Theologian and writer of many books on ecology and religion

Workshops with Wells for India, CAFOD, Broadwater Farm community Food Growing, Spirituality and Urban Gardening, and more.

16 Oct Bletchley THE SECOND BLETCHLEY SEED SWAP at Freeman Memorial Methodist Church Hall, Buckingham Road, MK3 5HH, From 10am – 4pm- For details phone Jan on 01908 372138 or Heather on 01908 378945
16 Oct Yate, Glos. ‘It’s Our World’ Green Fair. Yate Leisure Centre, Kennedy Way, Yate, South Gloucestershire BS37 4DQ. 10am to 1pm. Activities include talk by Richard Angwin (local TV weather presenter) and a range of activities for children, including animals from Bristol Zoo and stalls. Details: www.itsyourworld.org.uk
16 Oct Blackheath, London 'Facing the Global Crunch', which is at Blackheath Meeting House on Saturday October 16th. We start with a shared lunch at 12.30pm, followed by the workshop from 1.30pm till 5pm.
16 Oct   2010 Richard Sandbrook Memorial Lecture on Climate change & Global justice 7:00pm Christ Church, Copse Hill, West Wimbledon SW20 - Professor Michael Northcott: 'Climate Change, Global Justice & the Communion of Saints' environmental science, spirituality, religion and ethics. A pivotal figure in British environmentalism, long-time Wimbledon resident Richard Sandbrook co-founded both Friends of the Earth & Forum for the Future. He also directed the International Institute for Environment & Development (IIED), and was active in initiatives such as Plantlife & the Eden Project. The Sandbrook Trust http://www.sandbrooktrust.org keeps Richard's passions alive, campaigning for environmental & developmental justice.. Your reservation before 16 October is recommended, even though admission is free. Please email ccparishoffice@yahoo.co.uk Be sure to include 'Northcott' in your subject line. Donations are requested at the event for Plant Aid & Pump Aid.
16 Oct London Crude Awakening - A Mass Action to Switch Off Oil Central London

17-24 Oct World One World Week - Peacing Together One World
18 Oct Cheltenham Christian responses to climate change: the vision we offer, the examples we set Brendan Bowles, Director of A Rocha's Climate Stewards 7.30pm at The Old Priory, Clarence St., Cheltenham GL50 3LE (adjacent to St Gregory's Church) All welcome - admission free - retiring collection After the meeting there will be evening prayer (compline) in St Gregory's. Enquiries: cheltenham@christian-ecology.org.uk
18 Oct Milton Keynes Milton Keynes Theology Forum: Christians and Money Quaker Centre Oalely Gardens, Introduced by Rev E Philip Davies (Penge Baptist Church and National Institute for Economic and Social Research)
20 Oct London

Christian Aid Supporter Day: 20.10.2010 (includes a Lobby of Parliament on various issues.) Methodist Central Hall and Parliament 11am-4pm

The aim of Christian Aid's climate change lobby on 20 th October is to keep justice firmly on the agenda of the coalition government. The Revd Jesse Jackson will give an address at Methodist Central Hall during a service of worship starting at 11am, and supporters are being asked to arrange meetings with their own MPs as part of a lobby of parliament during the afternoon. More information can be found at www.christianaid.org.uk/ActNow/dosomething/october-event.aspx . You can register online, or phone the North East office of Christian Aid on ( 0191) 228 0115.

21 Oct Sheffield

Moving to a No Growth Society - : Saamah Abdallah, New Economics Foundation - Cathedral 7:00 p.m.

23 Oct Leeds Schumacher North Conference 2010: Beyond Consumerism Left Bank Centre, Cardigan Road, Leeds 2010 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. No Charge - Click here to book Join us for a day of lively debate, challenging ideas and creative exploration
29 -31 Oct Coventry A Festival of Christian Peacemaking at Coventry Cathedral christians@cnduk.org or ccnd website
30 Oct Heythrop College, London To Be a Pilgrim or a Tourist? A Day of Talks, Music and & Poetry hosted by Satish Kumar Saturday October 30 2010 , 11am – 5pm With Peter Owen Jones, presenter of BBC 2’s Around the World in 80 Faiths and How to Live a Simple Life ; Rupert Sheldrake, Biologist & Author of Dogs That Know When Their Masters are Coming Home and A New Science of Life ; Prof Ursula King, Author of The Search for Spirituality – Our Global Quest for Meaning and Fulfillment ; Caroline Lucas MP, Leader of the Green Party, Satish Kumar, Editor of Resurgence. Music by Annemarie Borg and Gabriel Keen, poetry by Deborah Harrison. Restaurant facilities available. Loyola Hall, Heythrop College , 23 Kensington Square , London W8 5HN , (Nearest tube High St. Kensington) Tickets: £25.00, Concessions £15.00 from Resurgence Magazine, Ford House, Hartland, Devon EX39 6EE , 01237 441293 or via www.resurgence.org. Other inquiries to Peter Lang, Resurgence Events Director at peterlang@resurgence.org 020 8809 2391
30 Oct London Friends House, Euston Road, London
1.00 pm to 7.00 pm Climate Forum
7.00 pm to 9.00 pm Climate Concert
Zero Carbon by 2030. We need to reach this goal and we can reach this goal. But to get there we will need a radical programme of climate action for the UK – a positive vision with real solutions. Join us in challenging the new government to take the kind of action we really need to address the Climate Emergency. Speakers to include John McDonnell MP (Lab, Hayes and Harlington), Caroline Lucas MP (leader Green Party, Brighton Pavillion), Maria Souviron (Bolivian Ambassador), Alexis Rowell (‘Cutting the Carbon’, Camden CAN), Andrew Simms (New Economics Foundation), George Marshall (founder, COIN), Vicki Hird (FoE Real Food Campaign), John Stewart (HACAN, AirportWatch), Stephen Murphy (‘Zero Carbon Britain’ Team) – and many more to be announced.
30 Oct York Ecocell Energy Course - Peter Redwood of Christian Ecology Link will run a workshop on energy saving based on the Ecocell CD Rom. Free/donations to York in Transition. Funded by Fishergate Ward. Book on 01904 654355 to gauge numbers for handouts 13:00 - 15:00 GMT (no daylight saving) - Steiner School cafe, Fulford Cross ( map )
2 Nov Luncarty, Perth and Kinross The Perth & Kinross EcoCongregation network meeting Luncarty Church
3-5 Nov Swanwick Derbyshire Faith and the Future of the Countryside
3–5 November 2010 at The Hayes, Swanwick, Derbyshire
A major ecumenical conference exploring the future
sustainability of rural communities and their churches.
The conference will mark 20 years from the publication of
Faith in the Countryside and the completion of the
Archbishops' Commission on Rural Areas.
Four keynote addresses to include: Professor Michael Winter –
University of Exeter, Professor Mark Shucksmith – University of Newcastle and chaired by Alan Smith – Bishop of St Albans.
20 seminars within the four conference themes of:
rural communities, environment, economy and rural church.
poster sessions • exhibitions • market place • fringe meetings
www.rural20.org
5 Nov Ipswich 7:30 pm: the St. Margaret’s Environment group, Ipswich will meet with their Ipswich MP Ben Gummer to ask him to act urgently to tackle climate change . - Galdwyn Room of the Church Centre in Bolton Lane, Ipswich. This is an opportunity to speak out ahead of the next round of climate talks for the UK government to keep climate change high on the national and international agenda. This meeting would form part of the action of Tearfund and the Stop Climate Chaos coalition for The Climate Lobby - email charles_croydon[at]hotmail.com or telephone 01473-214116 or 07854776870
5-6 Nov near Glastonbury Green Economics Institute's Green Jobs Conference and Retreat on a farm in Glastonbury UK. Bookings are now open for this exciting event which will feature speakers from Nigeria, the USA, Estonia and many other countries including the Netherlands and Denmark. Themes will include Green Political Economy: Being a Green MP and Assembly Member and Councillor Green Photography Green Economics in Africa Trains- The importance of trains for Green Economics Education for sustainability- latest from the Eastern European Countries Books and Book launches Practical Implementation of Green Economics and Green Jobs: Field trips hedgerows, power stations, walks, buses, landscapes, archaeology Composting Institutional changes for a green economy Human rights Youth in Action Programme Preparations Life long learning and career planning for green jobs Planning a curiculum for young people in the changed world of Green Jobs with experts from around Europe The Gilted Generation of Young People Practical steps for Greening up our lives and greening up our world and our lives. Info:- greeneconomicsevents@yahoo.co.uk www.greeneconomics.org.uk
Sat 6 Nov London

London - CEL's Annual Members' Meeting and workshop, close to Euston Station, in the afternoon of Saturday 6 November. An opportunity to contribute to the work of CEL, and gain inspiration for your own. This will include an 'ECOCELL' WORKSHOPS to help us plan Stage Two of the 'ecocell' programme. All members and friends are invited: the Magdalen Centre, Eversholt Street, London NW1 1BN. 2pm to 5pm.

7 to 13 Nov UK National Ethical Investment Week www.neiw.org ) Where's your money growing?
8 Nov Westcombe SE10 9EZ Storytelling with Steph Bradley 6.30pm The Vanbrugh Pub, Conservatory Colomb Street / Vanbrugh Hill SE10 9EZ Come and meet Steph Bradley after her 6-month odyssey on foot around the Transition Towns of England. Hear 'Wynn Alice' tell stories about places from Totnes to Penrith, and add your own. The idea for the walk came from her love of her daily 3 mile walk commute to work and her passion for hearing people's stories. She hopes to have connected people with their neighbouring towns by promoting slow travel. "It takes a thousand voices to tell a single story." Native American proverb Food and drink for sale in the pub. Donations please at event. Organised by Transition Westcombe
11 Nov Sheffield A Truly Human Economy: - Tarek El Diwany & Bishop Peter Selby. - Christian and Muslim approaches- Town Hall 7:00 p.m.
13 Nov Lancaster Lancaster Diocese Faith & Justice Commission AGM - 11am St Wilfrid's Parish Hall 1 Winckley Square, Preston PR1 3JJ 5 minutes walk from Preston Railway Station. reation: God's Invitation and Our Responsibility - Speaker: Mary Colwell

Mary is advisor on the environment to Bishop Declan Lang, Bishop for Environmental Justice. She was a TV and Radio producer with the BBC Natural History Unit for 20
years and is now freelance, working on a major radio series on biodiversity and as a consultant on various projects on the relationship between religion and the natural world. She has won many awards for her podcasts on spiritual issues and last year won a Sony Gold for a podcast on a prisoner in Bristol.
Visit her website: www.curlewmedia.com The speaker will be followed by questions and then lunch, the AGM will be after lunch

All welcome. Please come to all or part of the day

15 Nov Baildon near Bradford

Baildon Friends of the Earth, "Let's Act on Climate Change" public
meeting to be held at Baildon Methodist Church BD17 5NH at 7.30. There will be a session on generating your own power, the new community link building and Bradford Council targets etc. There will be lots of time for questions and comments too. The church is open from 7pm for viewing displays.

16 Nov Hereford Hereford Christian Ecology Group 'Global Warming and Climate Change': an illustrated talk by Ken Inganells, at St John's Methodist Church, St Owen Street, Hereford HR1 2PR, 7.30 p.m.
17 Nov Bletchley To mark National Ethical Investment Week:

Green and Ethical Investments- 7.30pm at the Frank
Moran Centre, Melrose Avenue, Bletchley, MK3 6PA

There will be an illustrated talk by Mark Hoskin, Managing Partner and co-founder of Holden & Partners, practitioners in financial planning and investment management, and specialists in Ethical and Climate Change investments.

Then questions.

Then a short film about Triodos Bank, whose mission is to make
money work for positive social, environmental and cultural change.

Organised by Milton Keynes Christian Ecology Link

18 Nov Sheffield The Power of Community:- Stephanie Bradley, Transition Towns - Sheffield Cathedral ­ Campo Lane entrance - Film showing of The Power of Community 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. - Lecture: 7p.m. - Tickets £3 - concessions £1:50
20 Nov Oxford

Christ and the Earth Earth Abbey Retreat Day 10am-4pmTo include prayer and contemplation, stories of innovative projects and a unique presentation about land and dispossession entitled 'The Meek shall inherit the Earth'. - at St Mary and St John Church, 274 Cowley Rd, Oxford, OX4 1UR. The day will be led by Rev Dr Chris Sunderland, founder of EarthAbbey, in conjunction with St Mary and St John church, the Home community of spiritual seekers, Eco-congregation and CCOW representatives. Cost 20 (concesssions 15) per person to include a light lunch of fresh, local, organic produce. Bookings in advance to chris.sunderland@earthabbey.com stating your name and 'Oxford event'. Or by phone to 0117 9574652. Payment may be made on the day. earthabbey

20-28 Nov Europe European Week for Waste Reduction
20 Nov Swansea A Rocha Day Conference in Wales - Parklands Church, Maes y Gollen, Sketty, Swansea SA2 8HQ is Saturday 20th November from 10.30am to 4.30pm.
21 Nov Martinmere near Southport BIRD WATCHERS’ FESTIVAL 2010 - at Martin Mere L40 0TA
will include the ANNUAL A ROCHA MORNING SERVICE
in the lecture theatre- from 10—11 am - Speaker:- Revd. Canon John Rodwell, Recently Professor of Ecology, Lancaster University - Details:- 01704 532527
23 Nov London

Resourcing the Challenge - 23rd November - register now! - A special London diocesan event will be held on tuesday 23rd November at St Paul's Shadwell, 5.30-7.30pm. The evening will mark the latest milestone in the progress of the diocesan Shrinking the Footprint campaign to help care for our environment and God's creation. All welcome but please register by emailing brian.cuthbertson@london.anglican.org

Drinks and Canopes.
Presentations on solar energy, carbon credits and Climate Action Plans (and a chance to network!)

26-27 Nov Rostrevor (N Ireland) A Rocha's first major conference in Ireland, hosted by the pioneering Kilbroney Centre, in the Mountains of Mourne. Two options: either arrive Friday 26th from 2pm for a wildlife walk and pub supper, followed by B&B at Kilbroney, before the main conference on the Saturday Or simply come for the Saturday 10.30-4.30. It is necessary to book asap. - Speakers include Steve Hughes (A Rocha UK CEO), Rev Dave Bookless (Director of Theology, Churches and Sustainable Communities) and Simon Brown (Partner Churches Co-ordinator) and others from within Ireland.
27 Nov Liverpool EarthAbbey and Eco-Congregation "Christ and the Earth" Retreat Day
29 Nov 2010 World Buy Nothing Day - Nov 28 in USA Nov 29 International .
4 Dec London

Climate Service on 4 Dec in London organised by CEL and Operation Noah at (10.30 for) 11am at Church of the Annunciation, Bryanston Street , London W1H 7AH. Service led by Rev Chris Brice, chair of Operation Noah; Speaker: Dr Edward Echlin. After the service people will go to the mass photograph publicity event at Speakers Corner, Hyde Park at 12 noon ready for the Campaign against Climate Change Zero Carbon March in central London

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