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2014

The United Nations (UN) has declared 2014 as the:

18 Jan 2014 London

Ecocell Workshop on Food, Sustainable Agricutlture, Food Sovereignty and Security

Saturday 18 January, 2014, 10.30am to 4.30pm.
Upper Vestry Hall, St George’s Church, 6 Little Russell Street, London WC1A 2SA.
Nearest tubes Holborn and Tottenham Court Road.
 
Keynote speaker: Tim Lang
President of Garden Organic, Professor of Food Policy at City University, author, and Land Use Commissioner on the Sustainable Development Commission. He will discuss food security and sovereignty – the ‘big picture’ in relation to food and sustainability, globally and in the UK. Edward Echlin, eco-theologian and keen organic gardener, will open the day with a reflection on what the Bible has to say about food.

Group work in the afternoon based on CEL’s LOAF principles
(Local, Organic, Animal friendly and Fairly traded).

All are welcome, not just ecocell and CEL members. Entrance is free, but donations on day welcome.
More details including downloadable flyer and programme.
Booking is essential as space is limited. Deadline for receiving bookings is Saturday 11 January. To book a place email or phone Tony Emerson 020 8769 4078 or tony.emerson12@btopenworld.com

21 Jan Bristol Global Aware Conference 2014 – ‘L’ is for Lifestyle 9.30-3.30, Broadmead Baptist Church, Bristol- A wonderful opportunity for Christians from all traditions and none to unite around this key issue – How do we make food choices that protect the planet, ensure others are fed and respects God’s provision? Ruth Valerio, food guru and leading Christian speaker will guide us through the minefield of food issues – local, Fairtrade, organic, food banks, how to feed a growing world population, and more. With practical ideas and resources for individuals and congregations. Tickets cost £10.00 each( with Student tickets for £7.50) and include lunch, refreshments (vegan and gluten free options) and resources to take away. Book your place now: http://lifestylega2014.eventbrite.co.uk - See more at: http://www.bristol.anglican.org/churches/uganda/2013/global-aware-conference-2014-l-is-for-lifestyle/#sthash.aYaS8du9.cs6YIGTt.dpuf
25-26 Jan UK Big Schools Bird Watch
26 Jan Milton Keynes Chasing Ice - film - shown by Transition MK, in conjunction with MK Friends of the Earth. The film showing will be followed by a climate talk,-at 2.15pm, at The Chrysalis Theatre, Japonica Lane, Willen, MK15 9JY- To book a space, please call 01908 361500.
2 Feb World

World Wetlands Day - The date of February 2nd was chosen as it marks the adoption of the Convention on Wetlands which took place in the Iranian city of Ramsar near the Caspian Sea on 2 February 1971.

The UN has declared 2014 the International year of Family Farming and the theme chosen for World Wetlands Day 2014 is "Wetlands and Agriculture: Partners for Growth".  There will be an emphasis on the agriculture and wetland sectors working together along with the water sector to secure the best possible outcome.

This year across the UK the Wildlife Trusts will be holding events to raise the public's awareness of wetland values and benefits and the Ramsar Convention.  The UK's wetlands are home to some of our most exciting wildlife, like otters and beavers, and this is your chance to learn more.

In the past there have been walks around the Walthamstow and Leyton Marshes, and this year looks set to be just as entertaining, so get your welly boots ready!

To find out more, visit the World Wetlands Day website. 

12 Feb Truro
The next Diocesan Environment Book Club will be held on Wednesday, 12th February at 7.00 pm at Diocesan House, Truro when we study the new book – The Spirit Level – Why equality is better for everyone by Richard Wilkinson & Kate Pickett is on.
12 Feb London ( Not a public meeting) CofE Environment debate at General synod
20 Feb World World Day of Social Justice
23 Feb Exeter Traidcraft stall in the Chapter House of Exeter Cathedral during coffee time from 11am til 12 noon
24 Feb -9 Mar UK Fair Trade Fortnight - download resources to prepare for the fortnight. - See what one church did last year -
26 Feb London What is to be done? event at LSE Clement House, the Aldwych, 6.30.p.m,- A participatory event, with speakers for the environment, for tax justice and for social justice. This event is open to the public.* Lead Speaker: Polly Higgins, advocate for international law of Ecocide Supporting Speakers: Richard Murphy, Tax Justice Network - Andrew Simms, New Economics Foundation - Neal Lawson, Compass - Father Angus Ritchie -Tim Aldred, Progressio - John Hilary, War on Want Andrew Taylor, World Development Movement The intent: To explore together how we can move towards compassionate, sustainable societies that promote the benefit of inter-dependent eco systems, as well as inter-dependent societies that live in peace and stability, with respect for difference of faith and culture and respect for this planet on which we all depend.Info: Diana Marquand
27 Feb Oxford

Earthing Faith gatherings in 2014 will focus on resources to help explore environment related issues in a parish, with particular focus on resources for worship. There will be three gatherings - in Oxford, Reading and Aylesbury. Each gathering will include a brief introduction by the area bishop, followed by showcasing of resources churches have found useful and examples of how they are approaching environment issues. There will then be a break for coffee to network and connect around the resources shared, and a closing act of worship that engages us in nature and environment issues. The dates are: ° Thursday 27th February 2014 - with Bishop John at New Road Baptist Church, Oxford book here

Thursday 1st May 2014 - with Bishop Andrew at St Nicholas, Earley, Reading book here

Thursday 9th October 2014 - with Bishop Alan in Aylesbury (venue to be confirmed) - book here

28 Feb Belfast And the Leaves of the Tree are for the Healing- Fitzroy Presbyterian Church, Belfast Do you ever wonder how to: care for God’s Creation?; respond to climate change?; green your church?; bring healing to Earth? Eco-Congregation Ireland invite you to come and hear Scottish environmentalist, author and broadcaster Dr Alastair McIntosh 7.30pm Members of different eco-congregations will give presentations about the eco initiatives they have undertaken in their churches. Clergy and members of all churches are invited to this event which will be co-hosted by Eco-Congregation Ireland and Fitzroy Caring for Creation Group.
28 Feb - 2 March London

Speak- Soundcheck - Conference - the Rag Factory London.- with these speakers and more workshops it looks like an excellent conference.

Speakers: Andy Atkins, (previously Policy and Campaigns Director at Tearfund and is now Executive Director of Friends of the Earth.

Mary Grey (Roman Catholic ecofeminist liberation theologian)

Chris Howson (Author of A Just Church: 21st Century Liberation Theology in Action.

http://www.speak.org.uk/gatherings/soundcheck/soundcheck-2014

Followed by Day of Action on 3 March

1 Mar Lancaster LIVE SIMPLY "Green" party at St. Thomas. It will be in the evening but time will be confirmed. We will be having pancakes, games, and encouraging people to join the 10 fun things to do for a carbon fast for Lent.
1 March Gloucester

Sustainable Communities: What has the church got to offer? In recent years there has been much interest in the Transition Movement as a potential way of tackling climate change and Peak Oil. Many Christians are involved in Transition, although the movement itself is secular. What has the Church to learn from Transition? What can Transition learn from the church? How do we move forward together to make sustainable communities? These are among the questions that will be asked on Saturday 1st March 2014 at Redcliffe College, Gloucester. Booking is now open for this exciting meeting and there is an “early bird” offer for those booking before 31st January 2014.

1 March London

Positive Money Conference - We need many more citizens to care about changing money, which is fuelling the biggest problems in society today. Who: Positive Money Supporters who want to lead and participate in the active movement for change - Where: Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, Holborn, London, WC1R 4RL [Map] - When: Saturday 1st March 9.30 am to 5pm

1 March Hillsborough N Ireland Creation Care sharing network - Hillsborough The next meeting of Northern Ireland's Creation Care sharing network will take place in Hillsborough Presbyterian Church This group is for individuals, groups or churches who may be interested in promoting eco/care of creation in their churches. Two meetings have taken place so far and newcomers would be very welcome!
3-9 March UK Climate Week in UK
4 Mar World Shrove Tuesday - Organise a LOAF Pancake party - Local, Organic, Animal friendly, Fairly traded -
4 Mar Hereford

FLOODING CRISIS - - the new normal? - An inspiring evening exploring local and global climate issues -Featuring guest speakers Richard Priestley (environmental writer) and Michael Goodfellow-Smith (founder of
questforfuturesolutions.co.uk; co-founder of
Forum for the Future) - 7-9pm,- St John’s Methodist Church, Hereford - 01432 355111 - Concern Universal- 21 King Street, Hereford, HR4 9BX

4 Mar Settle Pancake Day Coffee Morning in Aid of Rainforest Fund - St John's Methodist Church, Settle- 10am-12pm
5 Mar World

Start of Lent

http://www.thecarbonfast.org/

http://www.40acts.org.uk/ of generosity

5 Mar Torphichen Adrian Shaw, the Church of Scotland’s Climate Change Officer is coming to the West Lothian and Falkirk Eco-Congregation Network meeting on 5th March, 7.30 -9.00pm at Torphichen Church to talk about and discuss with you “Fracking: sensible solution or disastrous development?”
5 Mar London
Facilitation Training - 10:00-16:00 - Traniner Chris Church
Venue: TCPA, 17 Carlton House Terrace, London, SW1Y 5AS
Th 6 Mar Hove

Climate Week Service 7pm, St Peter’s Church, West Blatchington, Hove BN3 7LQ. Chichester Diocesan Environmental Action Group Service leading this service during national Climate Week which runs from 3-9 March. More details from David Farey, Diocesan Environmental Officer: 01272 425692 Tel: 01273 425692, email: david.farey@chichester.anglican.org
www.chichester.anglican.org

8 March Oxford

Christian Spirituality, Ecology and the Environment: 
Ancient Wisdom, Present Crisis
- with
Dr Esther de Waal, Dr Dimitri Conomos, Martin Hodson
- STUDY DAYS and EVENTS in HILARY TERM 2014
at St Theosevia House, 2 Canterbury Road, Oxford OX2 6LU
An Ecumenical Centre for Christian Spirituality in Oxford 10.30 am – 4 pm http://www.theosevia.org/studydays.html

10 March Hereford

Talk by Revd Nick Read, Director of the Bulmer Foundation, at St John's Methodist Church, St Owen Street, Hereford HR1 2PR, at 7.30 pm - organised by Hereford Christian Ecology Link. Vison of Bulmer Foundation: to promote sustainable development and sustainable practices in Herefordshire and beyond.

10 Mar Goldsmiths College, London Sustainable Living: Reality vs Misconception: Talk by
Prof Richard Jurin, 17.15 at the Ian Gulland Lecture Theatre,
Goldsmiths College, Places limited: to book email:
h.blumberg@gold.ac.uk ".. the overlapping interfaces of
ecological, socio-cultural, psychological, and economic
perspectives."
http://www.sgr.org.uk/events/sustainable-living-reality-vs-misconception
12 Mar London London: Faith and Ecology: A Literary Lunch with Rowan Williams. fund Raising event for Resurgence Trust.
http://www.resurgence.org/take-part/resurgence-events/faith-and-ecology-2014.html
18-19 March Cambridge

Greening the Gods: Ecology and Theology in the Ancient World - St Edmund's College, Cambridge - see Call for papers

19 March Heythrop College, London Common ground and fault lines: The dialectics of creation. 6pm, Loyola Hall, Heythrop College, Kensington Square, London W8 5HN. A lecture by Dr Martin Poulsom (CEL member) to launch his new book: The Dialectics of Creation: Creation and the Creator in Edward Schillebeeckx and David Burrell’ (T&T Clark). Register to attend by emailing f.eliis@heythrop.ac.uk
20 Mar London
Communicating Renewable Energy /10:00-16:00
Venue: TCPA, 17 Carlton House Terrace, London SW1Y 5AS
facilitated by chris Church and Jon Cowdrill
20 March Brixton Community Base, London Local Works are organising an public meeting on the Sustainable Communities Act for communities across South London. It will be at 7.30pm to 9.30pm on Thursday 20th March at Brixton Community Base, St Vincent’s Community Centre, Talma Rd, London SW2 1AS. Many people still do not know of the potential the Act holds - government ministers have even described it as ‘Britain’s best kept secret’. We must change this! This will be a chance for people to hear how to use the Act to protect and promote local services, shops, trade and the environment in London’s communities. Food and drink. details
21 March Cheltenham

In wisdom God made all things: some reflections on Psalm 104- A discussion evening with David Atkinson
Assistant Bishop, Southwark Diocese, Operation Noah board member and author of Renewing the Face of the Earth: a theological and pastoral response to climate change
7.30pm The Old Priory, Clarence Street, Cheltenham GL50 3LE - (next to St Gregory’s Church) Admission free – retiring collection. After the meeting there will be the opportunity to join in evening prayer (compline). Enquiries: Cheltenham Christian Ecology Link 01242 575779 martinmdavis@gmail.com

22 March Minet Country Park, Hayes, London Draw Wild things- Art in the park! Minet Country Park, Hayes Come along and learn the easy way of drawing and sketching wild things for free. Also learn how to make birthday cards, seasonal cards..etc. Meet at Minet Country Park Visitor Centre10.30 am. This event is suitable for both adults and Children. [children should be accompanied by an adult] Plese book: 0208574 5935 or email Maria Masih.
22 March World World Water Day
24 March Radio 4 CEL members Sandra Dutson and Revd Chris Halliwell (also on the Op Noah board and the DEO in the Blackburn Diocese) have been interviewed for the 'Beyond Belief' episode focusing on fracking. and on religion and the Environment. Martin Palmer from ARC will aso be talking. It will be on Radio 4 on 24 March 16.30. You will be able to listen to it afterwards for up to a year.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b006s6p6/episodes/player
29 March Wells, Somerset Mission Open Forum Inter-Faith & Multi-Faith Issues 9:30am – 1:00pm The Old Deanery, Wells. Doors will open at 9:00am Born in a Pagan Land A Vision of Ancient-Future Christianity in Somerset The event will focus on historical and contemporary Paganism and how it speaks to our ongoing Christian missional imperative. Contributors: Steve Hollinghurst Researcher in Contemporary Culture & Evangelism; Liz Williams Author, Columnist & Practicing Pagan; Diana Greenfield Pioneer & Forest Church Explorer. details and to book: johanna.halla@bathwells.anglican.org or 01749 685104 Poster
29 March World Earth Hour 8.30pm - turn off your lights! What else can you do?
29 March Birm'h'm

This Conference is now Fully booked. We intend holding a larger conference on the same theme next year. Send your contact details to secretary@christian-ecology.org.uk
if you want us to alert you when booking opens for the 2015 conference.

CEL conference: "Joy in enough" - Awakening to a new economics - CEL Day Conference, - Carrs Lane URC Centre, Birmingham B4 7SX - (close to Birmingham New Street) Saturday 29 March, 2014 11am to 5pm -
Keynote speaker: Dan O’Neill - Lecturer in ecological economics at the University of Leeds; chief economist at the Center for the Advancement of the Steady State Economy (CASSE); and co-author of Enough is Enough. -  


Economic growth has turned toxic – but there really is an alternative. And God’s people are called to the cutting edge of change. - What might a genuinely sustainable economy look like? And how can the churches make it happen? Join us to map out the journey to a happier, healthier, and holier world.

Cost: £20 (£15 CEL, A Rocha and SPEAK members; £15 ‘early bird’ price for all before end of January).

29 March Glasgow Eco-Congregation Scotland Gathering in Glasgow Speaker : John Ashton
4 April UK http://endhungerfast.co.uk/ - By pledging to join the fast, you will help  our call on the government to ensure:
  • That the welfare system provides a robust last line of defence against hunger in Britain
  • That work pays enough for working people to properly provide for their families
  • That food markets function, promoting long term sustainable and healthy diets with no one profiteering off hunger in Britain
5 April Clitheroe Hurst Green Church: CHURCH GOES WILD/ FOSSIL WALK...Saturday 5th April 2pm Salthill Quarry Nature Reserve, Clitheroe. Donations to Lancashire Wildlife Trust.
9 Apr St John's Waterloo, London, and the WEB Zero Carbon Britain: Can renewables keep the lights on?
18.30 - 20.00, followed by drinks, snacks and discussion until 21.30 - Venue: St John's Waterloo, London, SE1 8TY and live broadcast on the web - http://bit.ly/Ov6XIr

The Zero Carbon Britain report models how a modern society could be run on zero emissions by 2030, using only current technology. The latest report contains the most detailed work to date on balancing supply and demand in a 100% renewable energy system, and feeding ourselves well on a healthy, mostly home-grown and low-carbon diet. The event is timed to coincide with the 'Mitigation' report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), and is open to anyone with an interest in the technical solutions for rapidly reducing emissions.
Register here to attend or recieve live stream link: http://bit.ly/Ov6XIr
9 April London

-The Biomess Awards - Vote for your "biggest biomass baddie!" The Alternative Awards Ceremony at Gibson Hall in London,

Choose from a shortlist including:- Drax - The Green Investment Bank - The Department for Energy and Climate Change - The Renewable Energy Association - ENVIVA - The Wood Pellet Association of Canada

This is part of a month of events which put the spotlight on the destructive biomass industry. Visit http://www.biofuelwatch.org.uk/
for more information on what else is going on in April, including a demonstration outside the Drax AGM.

10 Apr Settle

Armed Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) - Drones - What are Drones? - Why are Drones Used? - Who is using Drones?
What is UK involvement? -

A talk by Chris Cole - UK leading authority on Drones - 7:30 pm
St Mary & St Michael Parish Hall, - Tillman Close, Settle BD24 9RA
Organised by Justice & Peace Group - More information: email: mich_chris@btinternet.com

12 April THe John Innes Centre,

FOOD OR FAMINE? Feeding the world from an East Anglian point of view - Please book early -numbers limited - preferably by 14 March for Converance orgaised by WEA on 12 April  the John Innes Centre (JIC)  9:30am - 4pm.

Dr Gordon Jamieson, who is Director of Knowledge Exchange and Commercialisation at JIC will open the day looking at the work of crop and plant research scientists, he will also chair the panel. Ken Proctor, the NFU Norfolk Chairman, will speak for the larger-scale farmer and the importance of farmers working together to tackle the issues. The Rev’d. Philip Young, the Norwich Diocese Environmental Officer, will look at the challenge of creating a world in a peaceful and just way regarding food distribution, where no-one goes to bed hungry. William Hudson will speak about his experience as a Farming Adviser and Agro-preneur in seeking innovative solutions to both technical and market blockages in the organic and agro-environmental sectors. Lastly, the Conference will look at the responsibility of supermarkets and the food retailing sector in promoting fair, secure and sustainable food production and consumption, and creating public awareness of this. Cost ( includes lunch) £15, or £10 to those in fulltime education. email: wea.tas@virginmedia.com or visit

14 April

World

 

The Global Day of Action on Military Spending - CEL are a signatory of the Call to Action

There are great resources on the GDAMS UK website
http://demilitarize.org.uk/plan-your-action/ to encourage local actions and the international site for solidarity and other ideas.

Pax Christi are planning an action/event in London that will link up various Government Departments - those that have money e.g. MoD and those whose money is being cut e.g. Health, Environment etc... Please do circulate the date and website... and use your social media channels... face book/twitter etc to get the word out.


How would you spend £100 billion ? Rolling out community solar power ?
Or replacing Trident ?

There is a strong environmental element to the resources and proposed
actions for this year's Global Day of Action on Military Spending,

20 April

Birmingham

 

St Mary's RC Parish, Birmingham B17 9BG has made Livesimply a parish challenge this Lent and is aiming to become a livesimply parish.Parishioners have been invited to fill in pledges in the shape of cut-out footprints and will arrange them round the church as part of the Easter decorations.
22 April Lancaster Multi-Faith Earth Day Vigil - St Martin's Chapel and environs, University of Cumbria Lancaster Campus - supported by Treading Lightly, a network associated with Churches Together Lancaster: Please come prepared for outdoor conditions. The total duration of the vigil will be around 1 hr. 15 mins. Tea and coffee will be available afterwards in the chapel.
http://together.ourchurchweb.org.uk/lancaster/networks/networks/
22 April World Earthday 2013
23 Apr

London

 

Biofuelwatch says: 12pm @ Grocers’ Hall, Princes Street, EC2R 8AD - Join us outside the Drax AGM to call for an end to big biomass and coal and for an end to subsidies that allow operators like Drax to keep profiting from destruction.

Drax power station in Yorkshire is converting 3 of its 6 units to run on biomass. Since its last AGM it has converted and opened one unit and burned up to 5.5 million tonnes of green wood (mostly imported) – that’s equivalent to more than half of the UK’s annual wood production. At full capacity this unit alone will have netted them £190 million in subsidies.

When all 3 units are converted they’ll be looking at almost £700 million a year – paid for through our increased fuel bills. What’s more, Drax’s conversion actually allows it to burn more coal long into the future. Even after the conversion they’ll be burning some 3.7 million tonnes of coal every year from opencast mines in the UK and imported from places like Colombia, where communities have been forced off their land for expanding mines. website (http://www.biofuelwatch.org.uk/2014/drax-agm-2014/)

28 Apr -2 May UK

Live Below the Line

Live off £1-00 a day for Food for 5 days - in solidarity with the poor of the world - -get sponsored for it for a charity of your choice (well within a restricted list) - e.g. VSO, Progressio, Tearfund. Unicef http://www.unicef.org.uk/Fundraise/live-below-the-line/

Can you live off £1-00 a day?

it's a challenge! which gets harder each year as food prices go up.

(Try Porridge oats, Lentils and Potatoes)

 

29 April Dorchester Abbey

An invitation from Bishop Colin to join him at
Reconnecting church and earth in the 21st century
10am to 3.30pm
The purpose of our gathering will be to discover afresh how the church can continue to connect with the issues facing the land and the environment, and particularly build a partnership with the Earth Trust.

9.45am- Arrive, coffee, cake; 10.15 am Welcome Revd Canon Sue Booys, Rector of Dorchester Abbey; 10.20am Opening remarks: Bishop of Dorchester; - 10.30am Talks and Activities - What’s happening in the Diocese? From Food Matters to the Thames Path Pilgrimage! - Matthew Freer: Diocesan Environment Officer; Sarah Meyrick: Strategic Adviser to the Bishop of Oxford and Diocesan Director of Communications
What’s happening at the Earth Trust: something special on our doorstep
Jayne Manley: CEO Earth Trust; Chris Parker: Head of Land Management Earth Trust; 12.30pm- Lunch (donation of between £7.50p and £10 welcome)
1.15pm Guided walk to the Earth Trust Farm. The afternoon walk is optional and it would be possible to come for the morning only. (Please wear appropriate clothing and footwear for the walk). 3.30pm
Return to the Abbey and close. Please book. glynevans@gmail.com by April 11th

30 Apr London The new scramble for Africa? - The UK government and the corporations trying to take control of Africa’s food -
Get informed, be inspired and find out how we can stand in solidarity with African food producers to challenge the corporate threat to their land and livelihoods.

Speakers
Janet Maro - Sustainable Agriculture Tanzania
Tim Lang - Professor of food policy, City University
Heidi Chow – World Development Movement

Find out more about the event here and join the event on Facebook.
1 May Reading

Earthing Faith gatherings in 2014 will focus on resources to help explore environment related issues in a parish, with particular focus on resources for worship. There will be three gatherings - in Oxford, Reading and Aylesbury. Each gathering will include a brief introduction by the area bishop, followed by showcasing of resources churches have found useful and examples of how they are approaching environment issues. There will then be a break for coffee to network and connect around the resources shared, and a closing act of worship that engages us in nature and environment issues. The dates are: ° Thursday 27th February 2014 - with Bishop John at New Road Baptist Church, Oxford book here

Thursday 1st May 2014 - with Bishop Andrew at St Nicholas, Earley, Reading book here

Thursday 9th October 2014 - with Bishop Alan in Aylesbury (venue to be confirmed) - book here

4 May World International Dawn Chorus Day 2014
5 May Buxton, Derbyshire Buxton Spring Fair is being organised by BuxtonTownTeam. 10am - 5pm, throughout the centre of town
5 May Clun We shall pick up litter on the morning and evening of Green Man Monday May
5th
6 May Milton Keynes 8.00pm: An informal evening focused on the theme of the recent Christian Ecology Link conference. "Joy on Enough" - We will explore the proposition that the pursuit of growth economics does not take into account planetary constraints, nor does having more and more posessions deliver satisfaction for those who already have
enough. - We will watch a short video Enough is Enough, based on the book of the same name by authors Rob Dietz and Dan O'Neill, lecturer in Environmental and Ecological Economics at the University of Leeds and chief economist for CASSE (the Center for the Advancement of Steady State Economics)- email for location of meeting in Milton Keynes (which will depend on numbers likely to attend)
7 May St Paul's Cathedral, London Climate Change: Building the Will for Action - 6.30pm,, St Paul's Cathedral, London - This is your chance to hear the latest from Christiana Figueres, - Executive Secretary of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change. She has the herculean task of bringing the world to a meaningful global agreement to stop runaway climate change and it's brilliant
that the church has invited her to speak - let's show her our full
support and fill the cathedral. Tell your friends, family and
colleagues, especially those who need to hear it from the frontline. For more info and to register go to
http://buildingthewill.eventbrite.co.uk
9 May Cheltenham Cheltenham CEL welcome Mary Colwell, the award-winning environmental radio and TV producer. on "Being surprised by joy". 7.30pm The Old Priory, Clarence Street, Cheltenham GL50 3LE - (next to St Gregory’s Church) Admission free – retiring collection. After the meeting there will be the opportunity to join in evening prayer (compline). Enquiries: Cheltenham Christian Ecology Link martinmdavis@gmail.com
10 May Uffculme, Devon Uffculme Big Green Day – 10.5.14
11 May Austwick Yorks Dales Annual Primrose walk - meet at Austwick Church at 3pm - possible stop for afternoon tea en route.
12-18 May UK Dying Matters Awareness Week - Have you talked to your friends/relatives about any green wishes you have for your funeral? And possessions. Make life easier for your relatives.
11-17 May UK

Christian Aid Week - Could you help collect/organise and event?

Some good opening lines when collecting

14 May

24-27 May

May 14, 21, 28, June 4, 11

Peterborough

Activities Peterborough Eco-faith Network at the Green Festival 2014. Saturday, May 24, 10.00-4.00. Visit us in Cathedral Square to meet and chat and try some Saturday, May 24 – Friday, June 27. Exhibition in the Cathedral: The Environment in the Classroom. Discover children at work

ALSO Wednesdays at One in the Cathedral:-

May 14, 21, 28, June 4, 11. Faith in the Creator– gift and responsibility. Reflections on a Christian Perspective on the Environmental Crisis. Meet in the cathedral at 1pm

14 May. (Healing service). The heavens declare the glory of God. Psalm 19. The manifestation of God in the natural world. Rev’d Canon Jonathan Baker. (Canon Missioner, the Cathedral)

21 May. Enough is enough. Psalm 145. Sustainable living in a consumerist world. Professor Paul Ballard (Emeritus, Cardiff University).

28 May. Justice for all. Psalm 85. Sharing the world’s resources in justice and peace. Claire Fussell (Campaign Officer, Christian Aid).

4 June. Mankind’s relation to the natural world. Psalm 104. 1-23. The importance of ecological integrity. Dr. Peter Brotherton (Natural England; Bishop of Peterborough’s Advisor on the Environment).

11 June. (Healing service). Christ at the heart of creation. Colossians 1.15-20. The creative word is Jesus shaped. Rev’d. John Harper.

This series, in conjunction with the Peterborough Eco-faith Network, part of Churches Together in Central Peterborough, is open to all who share a concern for the environment. The short address, in a context of worship, is followed by a light sandwich lunch, where the speaker can be met and discussion take place.

17 May Clun, Shropshire Clun Methodist Chapel Eco-group visit to garden at Dowke Bungalow, Newcastle on Clun on 2.00 till 5.00p.m. £3.50 including tea.
18 May Clapham Yorks Dales Lambing Service - Wenningside Farm, Keasden nr Clapham 7pm. All welcome
20 May Hereford Hereford Christian Ecology Group AGM in St John's Methodist Church Hall, St Owen Street, Hereford HR1 2PR, 7.30 pm
22 May World International Day for Biological Diversity See 2014 : Islands and biodiversity
23 - 25 May Hilfield Friary, nr Dorchester Peace for our Planet Hilfield Friary, nr Dorchester. Exploring the relationship between conflict and conservation. A weekend retreat led by Andy Lester of A Rocha UK, Sir Ghillean Prance, former Director of Kew Gardens and Jonathan Herbert of the Hilfield Community.
24 May Ingleton Lichens of Ingleton Churchyard Workshop 10am-12pm - for Beginners
24 May Ribblehead, Yorks Dales Mosses of Chapel le Dale Churchyard 2pm- 4pm FOR BEGINNERS
24 May Ingleton Wildflowers of Ingleton Churchyard 6pm-7pm
25 May World

Rogation Sunday 2014

See pictures of four Rogation services in one day in the Yorkshire Dales in 2012

5-6 June Launde Abbey East Norton, Leics. Ecology and Spirituality with Jyoti Sahi Two day retreat at Launde Abbey East Norton, Leicestershire LE7 9XB 0116 254 0770 Amanda@christiansaware.co.uk
2-6 June Scargill House Yorks Dales
Wildlife Walks, Scargill House, Wharfedale, North Yorkshire. - Led by Hugh Firman & Lisa Chadwick-Firman - Scargill House is a Christian holiday, conference and retreat centre welcoming Christians and those of other faiths or none. It is set in a large estate with ancient woodland and hay meadows. The Yorkshire Dales are extremely rich in wildlife and on this holiday, through a series of gentle walks, we will explore several nature reserves and get close to the wildlife that makes Scargill and the Dales so special. For more information please call 01756 761236 email bookings@scargillmovement.org or see www.scargillmovement.org.

7 June Birmingham Bright Now, Right Now - Supporters' Day and AGM Operation Noah Saturday from 11:30 to 16:30 (BST) Birmingham, United Kingdom
7-15 June Morecambe Bay, from Fleetwood round to Barrow.

A Loaves & Fishes Celebration all around Morecambe Bay 

The blessing of the leaven

REQUEST FOR PEOPLE ROUND THE PERIMETER OF MORECAMBE BAY to consider holding a ‘Loaves & Fishes’ event in 7-15 June 2014 and to register interest at loavesfishes2014@yahoo.co.uk. Organised by Church Environment groups as a celebration of community, wildlife, sustainable food production and good eating. Especially local food/environment/seaside events.

Click for info

The "Loaves and Fishes Coalition" are encouraging every coastal community and school between Barrow and Fleetwood to host a ‘Loaves & Fishes’ meal open to people of all faiths or none, sharing fish, seafood and bread in a shore-side picnic, school meal or parish hall party. This will be an opportunity for welcoming those who know little about the wildlife and culinary delights of the sea and shore, who hesitate to cook and eat together or who cannot afford a decently cooked meal. Will you join us in embracing local communities and our fellow creatures in the sea, against the beautiful backdrop of the Bay?

"Loaves and Fishes Coalition" (which is not yet its official name is a colation of:- the Environment Groups of the Blackburn Anglican Diocese and Churches Together in Cumbria, the Lancaster Roman Catholic Diocese Faith & Justice Commission and CAFOD Lancaster.

8 June World World Ocean Day
8 June UK Environment Sunday

11 June

Peterborough

Activities Peterborough Eco-faith Network at the Green Festival 2014. Saturday, May 24, 10.00-4.00. Visit us in Cathedral Square to meet and chat and try some Saturday, May 24 – Friday, June 27. Exhibition in the Cathedral: The Environment in the Classroom. Discover children at work

ALSO Wednesdays at One in the Cathedral:- June 11. Faith in the Creator– gift and responsibility. Reflections on a Christian Perspective on the Environmental Crisis. Meet in the cathedral at 1pm

11 June. (Healing service). Christ at the heart of creation. Colossians 1.15-20. The creative word is Jesus shaped. Rev’d. John Harper.

This series, in conjunction with the Peterborough Eco-faith Network, part of Churches Together in Central Peterborough, is open to all who share a concern for the environment. The short address, in a context of worship, is followed by a light sandwich lunch, where the speaker can be met and discussion take place.

17 June Stewkley
7.00pm at Stewkley Village Hall: Martin Hodson will talk about the science of climate change and how we can make a difference. The event is being organised by SAVE (Support Aylesbury Vale's Environment)
21 June Miton Keynes/ Wicken Fen Wicken Fen: Milton Keynes Christian Ecology Group are planning a visit to Wicken Fen. (10 miles NE of Cambridge – 60 miles from MK by car) According to the National Trust, this is Britain’s oldest nature reserve and supports an amazing variety of wildlife – over 8500 species of plants birds and dragonflies.: including boat trip. If you live near Milton Keynes and are interested in joining on the trip, contact David Miller
13-22 June UK Green Transport Week probably
14-22 June Bristol Bristol’s Big Green Week, 15-23rd June
14-22 June UK National Bike Week -probably
16-21 June Bethnal Green, London What is The Spark? Following on from The Spark last year, we're planning another week long social justice festival - an event in London, Bethnal Green, Monday 16 – Sat 21st June 2014 More info coming soon to: http://www.thesparkspace.org/There will be a session on Faith, Spirituality, and Activism.
22 June

Brighton

 

Sussex Festival of Nature, from 11am to 5pm, at Stanmer Park, Brighton BN1 9QA. www.brighton-hove.gov.uk/sfon
2 July Taunton LIGHT: AFFORDABLE and GREEN A FREE CONFERENCE ON LIGHTING CHURCHES IN THE SOUTH WEST  Wed  10am – 4pm  St Mary Magdalene Church  Church Square, Taunton TA1 1SA
3-5 July UK

National Moth Night 2014 (includes 2 days...) - concentrating on woodland moths (And dates for 2015 are 10-12 Sept)

5 July Clun Clun Methodist Chapel:10.00a.m. till 12 noon A Freecycle coffee morning is planned when we ask people to donate unwanted but in good condition items for others to take if they need them. Donations would be acceptable in return for items and coffee.
6 July Clun Morning worship at 10.00a.m led and arranged by the Clun Methosist Chapel Eco-group with a presentation on "Need not Greed"
7 July Clun 2.30p.m. Clun Methosist Chapel Eco-weekend: Visit to an organic enterprise at Hopesay Glebe Farm courtesy of Phil Moore £3.50 including tea
14-17 July High Leigh, Herts 14-17 July A Liberating Spirit? Exploring
Spirituality for the 21st Century
www.modernchurch.org.uk
18-20 July

Swanwick

 

NJPN conference. Their will be a Joy in enough Workshop. Life in all its fullness: Annual conference of the National Justice and Peace Network (NJPN) of the Roman Catholic Church. CEL will lead a Joy in enough Workshop. ECCR will lead a workshop on ‘Keeping Faith in Finance’.Hayes Conference Centre, Swanwick, Alfreton, Derbyshire, DE55 1AU.

"Called to Life in All Its Fullness: accepting the responsibility of our baptism" Speakers: Gemma Simmonds CJ - Sarah Teather MP - Clare Dixon - Mary Colwell Chair: Rev Ruth Gee 020 7901 4864

21-25 July

Ely

 

 

Are you connected? Aspects of Communication: The Good, the Bad and the Unknown Christians Aware Summer School July 21st to 25th 2014 Bishop Woodford House, Barton Road Ely, Cambs. CB7 4DX 01353 663039 http://www.christiansaware.co.uk/

28 July World International Bog Day
August   4 events (deleted by mistake - including CEL at Greenbelt)
1 Sep - 4 Oct Europe

Creation time - A Season to celebrate and raise awareness of creation and the environment. There are worship resources on the Church Of Scotland/EcoCongregation Website:-

9 Sep Cheltenham

10am to 1pm, St Andrew's URC Church in Montpellier, Cheltenham is hosting a Green Fair. Lots of stalls, and free entry

13 Sep Durweston Dorset Caring for God's Acre Conference Sat 13 Sep Dorset http://bit.ly/1pVghV3 Dorset Saturday 13th of September 10 - 4.30 Durweston Village Hall Durweston Dorset
15 Sep Cardiff

Temple of Peace in Cardiff Ecocide and the need for a new moral code. Refreshments. 6pm

Speakers: Polly Higgins, the brilliant barrister who leads the campaign. Other confirmed speakers are Tom Defis of Christian Aid, Mererid Hopwood the inspiring Welsh bard and PIppa Barelotti, leader of the Wales Green Party

Ecocide is the damage to or destruction or loss of eco systems on our planet earth. Bees are at risk because of insecticides and the loss of wild flower meadows, polar bears are suffering because of all the carbon that we use which is causing global warming so that their lives are threatened on the melting ice caps. Much of the damage to our planet including some very serious oil spills is caused by corporations and currently they are not bound by any law except that they have to make a profit for their shareholders.

Petition to End Ecocide UK

Short video on ecocide

18 Sep The Park, Exeter Caring for God's Acre Conference The Park, Exeter 10am-4.30pm  http://www.theparkexeter.co.uk/
15-21 Sept London CLC (Council of Lutheran Churches) are co-organising ECOWEEK UK in London from 15-21 September, a series of workshops, conference lectures, and an exhibition to raise awareness, skills and capacity for green architecture and design.
16 Sept St Paul's Cathedral.

This event below is now fully booked, so unless you have a ticket, please do not come as anyone else would have to be turned away, which would be embarrassing and unfortunate! thank you.

Event to re-launch the Diocese of London’s Climate Action Programme; in the Wren Suite in St Paul’s Cathedral crypt; starting 6:00 for 6:30 pm. ww.london.anglican.org/articles/modelling-the-new-creation - brian.cuthbertson@london.anglican.org.

16-22 Sep Europe European Mobility Week- 16-22 Sept
17 Sept Gloucester GCEJN meeting - 12.15pm in Church House, Gloucester . David Ratcliffe to speak on "Exploring the Ethics of Climate Change". David is a Reader-in-Training with Gloucester Diocese.and for several decades David was a professional engineer and worked in Japan disseminating public information on this important topic. Hot drinks are available so please feel free to bring your own sandwiches. We will conclude at 1.30pm. The meeting is being held in the Committee Room at Church House alongside the West end of Gloucester Cathedral. Public transport is recommended not least because parking is limited. It would be helpful (but not essential) to say if you are coming: 01242-665152. Gloucestershire Churches Environmental Justice Network booklet
17 Sep St Mary le Bow, London 6.30-8pm, St Mary le Bow Church, Cheapside, London Debate: Should economic growth be the primary goal of economic policy? Joint event with JustShare and St Paul's Institute
Fri 19 Sep Cheltenham

Applying renewable energy within a Christian environmental morality - How our choice of energy supply affects pollution, climate change, sustainability, security, lifestyle and costs – and what individuals and communities can do to reduce harmful impacts, make savings and become more self-sufficient Poster
John Twidell - former Professor of Renewable Energy, De Montfort University- 7.30pm - at The Old Priory, Clarence St., Cheltenham GL50 3LE, (adjacent to St Gregory's Church). admission free – retiring collection. All welcome. After the meeting there will be the opportunity to join in evening prayer (compline). Enquiries: cheltenham@christian-ecology.org.uk

19-21 Sept World  21 Sept: People and Climate March: London Also: Edinburgh, Dublin, Sheffield, Huddersfield, Gloucestershire, Dudley… and round the world
20 Sept-5 Oct UK British Food Fortnight
20 Sep Reading NJPN Open Networking Day 10.30 - 4.00 St William of York Church, Redlands Road, Reading RG1 5JJ 'Living the Gospel' Members of St John Bosco parish will share their experience of becoming a LiveSimply parish - Plus: opportunities to network and get updates from national agencies For more information contact Ann at admin@justice-and-peace.org.uk, 020 7901 4864 NJN=National Justice and Peace Network Tea and coffee will be provided, bring your own lunch.
20 Sep Reading As you may already be aware, Reading Sustainability Centre is
GATHERING MOMENTUM. . .

To find out more about how this project is progressing, including
plans for a hydro-scheme harnessing the weir on Reading's riverside, why not come along to our next community outreach event? We will be meeting near Caversham Lock ,
overlooking the weir from Kings Meadow - from 2:30~ 4pm
This will be an opportunity to hear more about the project and
to engage in discussion with those supporting it.
For more info (including map & contact details) see our website:
ReadingSustainabilityCentre.co.uk
20-21 Sept Cheltenham Cheltenham Green doors - OpenHomes+Gardens Annual Event - Each home and garden owner will open their doors during the weekend, enabling you to see how they are investing in and employing sustainable energies and ways of living
21 Sept Dudley Climate -action not words Sunday, September 21, 2:00 PM The Pavillion (near tennis courts), Priory Park , Priory Road, Dudley, DY1 4EU, United Kingdom Event Description Family event in Priory Park Pavillion and surrounding park land.(2pm-4pm) Including : Send a message to act now to climate leaders in NY via a group photo @3pm. Deliver 100% fossil free petition to Local Government. Have fun; face painting, craft activities, parachute games..... Find out more about climate change and how we can help.Displays by local organisations concerned with climate change.Meet others who share your concerns. Dudley says act now! Link for sign up; http://act.350.org/event/peoples_climate_attend/7697
21 Sept   Rallies and marches around the world about climate change
22 Sept World World Car Free Day
27 Se -1 Oct Balaton- szárszó (Hungary)

‘Energy and Climate Change - the Churches' Role and Voice’ - 10th Assembly of ECEN

28 Sept UK Back to Church Sunday
29 Sept - 3 Oct Lee Abbey Devon Planetry Boundaries Lee Abbey Course £260 - Andy Lester, Conservation Director of  A Rocha UK (an active speaker, ecologist, community activist and qualified environmental consultant) and Paul Cook  Tearfund’s Advocacy Director (he oversees Tear Fund policy research, lobbying and campaigning teams in the UK.) http://arocha.org.uk/event/planetry-boundaries/#sthash.7SDSkNIS.dpuf
3 Oct Dunfermline

SCOTTISH PILGRIMAGE GATHERING    - 9.30 am – 4.30 pm   at THE VINE VENUE,  131  GARVOCK HILL, DUNFERMLINE  KY11 4JU - (10 minutes walk from Dunfermline Queen Margaret rail station)    - ‘Communing with Nature’ – Environmental Perspectives on Pilgrimage

Speakers: scientist and author Professor Sam Berry; environmental adviser, writer and broadcaster Chris Baines of the Green Pilgrimage Network; and Professor Richard Oram of the University of Stirling. At a time when the Scottish Government has recently launched its National Walking Strategy, we also hope that Paul Wheelhouse, Minister for Environment will be speaking on the relevance of pilgrim walking routes to a number of key policy initiatives.  

The day will also include a choice of workshop sessions on different stakeholder interests in developing new Pilgrim Way long distance routes, covering local churches, faith tourism businesses, local Councils and community groups. The SPRF Annual General Meeting will follow separately -
ENTRANCE + LUNCH £25     EXHIBITOR STANDS £150 - 175      EXHIBITOR TABLES £10

SPRF MEMBERS 60% DISCOUNT ON TICKET PRICE AND TABLES  - APPLY BEFORE 26TH SEPTEMBER

ENQUIRIES TO ROGER PICKERING – office@forthpilgrim.org or 01383 730056
 
FURTHER DETAILS AND ONLINE BOOKING - WWW.SCOTTISHPILGRIMAGEGATHERING.CO.UK

Organised by the Scottish Pilgrim Routes Forum and Forth Pilgrim

                                                                                                      

3-12 Oct Cheltenham

Cheltenham Literature Festival

Lo38 Margaret Atwood
L040 including John Bell of the Iona Community
L041 Buildings of the future... including J. Porritt
L128 including Ann Pettifor
L133 including Andrew Brown
L157 Tickell and Lovelock
L163 The Circular Economy
L243 The Holy Grail of Growth (re India)
L253 Nature's Wonders
L289 Naomi Klein
L298 George Monbiot
L308 What does the next century hold?
L310 Rowan Williams and Michael Symmons Roberts
L325 Feeding the world...L
4 Oct Truro

Looking ahead to COP21, Paris, Dec., 2015 - (UN CLIMATE CHANGE CONFERENCE) - AMEG  Churches Environment Group invites you to a preliminary meeting to share ideas about how we in Cornwall could maximise the impact and effectiveness of COP21: - Epiphany House, Kenwyn, Truro
for directions: http://www.epiphanyhouse.co.uk/contact.html
(plenty of parking) - 10.00 for 10.30-12.00 - We would be grateful if you could let us know whether you are coming so we have some idea of numbers.  Email: helenanightingle@hotmail.com or tel. 01872 270954

4 Oct World World Animal Day
5 Oct UK Animal Welfare Sunday
7 Oct Oxford Disinvesting from fossil fuels - A motion calling for the Church of England Investment bodies to disinvest from fossil fuels will be debated in the Oxford Diocesan Synod in November. A meeting has been planned on Tuesday, 7th October, 7.30pm at St. Mary & St. John Church, Cowley Road, OX4 1UR at which this subject will be discussed. - The speakers providing initial input are Dr. Isabel Carter (Operation Noah), Dr. James Corah (Church Investors Group) and Rev. Hugh Lee (an energy economist). The meeting will be chaired by Rev. Tim Stead (Chair, Earthing Faith Network, and Cowley Area Dean.

9 Oct

Aylesbury

Earthing Faith gatherings in 2014 will focus on resources to help explore environment related issues in a parish, with particular focus on resources for worship.

Thursday 9th October 2014 - with Bishop Alan of Buckingham in Aylesbury: DEVELOPING AN ECO-FRIENDLY PARISH
RESOURCE EVENING FOR CHURCHES IN BUCKINGHAMSHIRE 7.30pm St Marys C Of E Church, Church Street, Aylesbury, HP20 2JJ

18-19 Oct Could your church organise an event?

Hunger for Justice: a weekend of prayer and action for our climate - This October, hundreds of Christians around the country are urging their local politicians to tackle climate change as part of a weekend of prayer and action on climate change. Supported by Christian Aid and the Hope for the Future campaign, churches will stand in solidarity with the millions around the world affected by the changing climate and together we’ll pray: ‘Lord, to those who are hungry, give bread. And to those who have bread, give a hunger for justice.’ Find out more & get involved today: www.christianaid.org.uk/hungerforjustice Christian Aid

19-25 Oct UK Good Money Week (formerly National Ethical Investment Week)- lots of resources
19-26 Oct UK One World Week 2013
22 Oct Southwark Cathedral, London

(Good Money Week) Southwark Cathedral, SE1 9DA
2pm A Service of Thanksgiving in the Retro-Choir
Preacher: Bishop Richard Harries
3pm Free time to meet, visit the Borough Market, etc
4pm Panel in the Cathedral Library: “Investing In Equality”
Speakers: Catherine Howarth, Chief Executive, ShareAction. Others: tbc- 6pm Reception Please book

23 Oct Skipton Forest Church read about it - A one day introduction to Forest Church with Bruce Stanley of Mid Wales Forest Church -  This fairly intensive (but fun and friendly) one day workshop is for anyone new to these ideas who want to ask questions and gain some confidence. e.g.What does it mean to be in dialogue with nature?
23 Oct Settle

LOAF Meal with local produce. Speaker from CAFOD on The way Climate Change is affecting Poorer People and what CAFOD is doing about it. 6.30pm Catholic Church Hall, Settle

27-31 Oct Lee Abbey, Devon Look at the Birds; Look at the Flowers£296 Dave Bookless Dave Bookless
Oct 28 Crypt of St Paul's Cathedral, London 6.30-8pm, Crypt of St Paul's Cathedral, London An Idol Unmasked: A Faith Perspective on Money . Free, but registration is essential. For more info and to register for tickets please visit St Paul's Institute website: stpaulsinstitute.org.uk
Thur 30 Oct Leicester St Martins House in Leicester will be hosting Godtalk 3, a conference addressing the pressing issue of climate change and the impact of the same upon the future of our planet and life. Together with an examination of human and theological responses, there will be a consideration of personal and collective action to minimise and mitigate a possible catastrophe. Our Speakers for the conference are: Professor Peter Scott - Samuel Ferguson Professor of Applied Theology at the University of Manchester and author of ‘A Political Theology of Nature’
Doctor Jan Zalasiewicz - Senior Lecturer in Palaeobiology at the University of Leicester and co-author of ‘The Goldilocks Planet: An Earth History of Climate Change’
David Shreeve – Environmental Adviser to the Archbishops’ Council of the Church of England Bishop
David Atkinson - former Bishop of Thetford The conference fee is £18.00 (including lunch), and cheques can be made payable to ‘Leicester Diocesan Board of Finance’. St Martins House, 7 Peacock Lane, Leicester LE1 5PZ
1 Nov

UK:


London

Dublin

Lancaster

Brighton

Church Stretton

Coventry

Bracknell

Southwell Minster

Day planned to have special prayers and services about Climate change. http://www.prayandfastfortheclimate.org.uk/events/

London: St John's Waterloo - with Revd Steve Chalke 11- 5pm
Prayers and workshop

Dublin: Christ Church Cathedral 12.00-1.00

Lancaster: 1.30 - 4.30

Brighton 11am-12

Church Stretton 12.30-1.30pm

Coventry 11am-12.30

Bracknel 9-9.30 - then church open till 12.00 for reflection.

Southwell Minster 12-00-12-30

 

3 Nov Oxford
3 Nov Oxford Public meeting 1pm: Council Chamber, Town Hall, Oxford,
Community representatives from Colombia and Indonesia speak about the damage being done by coal mining by London-listed company BHP Billiton. See http://londonminingnetwork.org/2014/09/dirty-coal-tour/

For centuries, the indigenous Dayak peoples of Indonesian Borneo lived from the abundant forests and rivers that blanketed the region. Now, BHP Billiton is planning to build a series of massive coal mines that would destroy primary
rainforest, deprive indigenous peoples of their customary land, and pollute water sources relied on by up to 1 million people. These forests of Kalimantan are recognised globally for their biodiversity http://www.wdm.org.uk/webdoc

4 Nov Oxford
Holywell Music Room 7pm-9pm - Launch of George Marshall's new book: Don't Even Think About It: Why Our Brains Are Wired To Ignore Climate Change. Book here:
https://records.climateoutreach.org.uk/civicrm/event/register?reset=1&id=34
George Marshall is the founder and project director of COIN (Climate Outreach and Information Network). There will be an introduction by George Monbiot

6 Nov St Paul's Crypt, London What is Stewardship?...And Why Does it Matter? - Keynote lecture from E.O. Wilson - 10.00am - 11.30am
Crypt of St Paul's Cathedral- Organised in partnership with the MEMO ProjectLong Finance, the City of London Corporation, and the E.O. Wilson Biodiversity Foundation. This event is free, but registration is essential. To register for tickets please click here.
7 Nov London

Bishop Marcelo Sánchez Sorondo will deliver this year’s Pope Paul VI Memorial Lecture: "The Challenge of our Times: Climate and Poverty - An Agenda for Social Inclusion and Sustainable Development". Greenwood Theatre, King's College London, London Bridge, SE1 3RA Timings: Doors open 18:30 and lecture begins at 19:00

Bishop Sorondo is Chancellor of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences and the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences. With the recent launch of our Climate Campaign - One Climate One World, ITV News at Ten anchorwoman and journalist, Julie Etchingham, will chair the evening. If you would like to attend this year’s lecture please register on the website as soon as possible.Details: www.cafod.org/lecture

7 Nov Evesham
Lecture: "The Burning Answer- Solar Power" by Prof Keith Barnham (whose book of the same name has been getting excellent reviews). 7.30-9.00pm at imaGine in Evesham Market Square. organised by Stratford & Evesham Methodist Church Ecoteam
7-9 Nov N Wales CEL Retreat - Noddfa, Penmaenmawr. See pics of retreat in 2012 Now fully booked
8 Nov Cuddesdon Creating justice - a day with Andy and Carol Kingston-Smith-connections between the Medieval Carnival and biblical principles of social justice,- CRES Day at Ripon College Cuddesdon - http://www.cres.org.uk
10 Nov York York Justice and Peace Group: Bar Convent, Blossom Street,
York - Climate change Meeting: 2nd Monday of each month 7pm
11 Nov   Milton Keynes Theology Forum and MK Christian Environment Group invite you to Changing the Climate in the Church
An open discussion for thinking Christians led by Revd. Dr. Stephen Mosedale, Area Leader of Milton Keynes United Area
(Methodist and United Reformed Churches)
 Christians have been in the forefront of challenging society and governments on many social issues – why is our response to climate change so low key?
 Does our theology need challenging?
 Was the natural world made just for our benefit?
 Will everything end in meltdown?
 Would a better of understanding of God guide us to a proper response?
7.30-9.00pm - The Cross and Stable- Downs Barn Boulevard, MK14 7RP
19 Nov Manchester

Energy to invest? : in a day celebrating a greener Cathedral - and in the call to care for all in creation

10am - 12pm Presentations from Church Schools and activities with – Oxfam 10:10 Christian Aid and many others

2 - 4pm ‘Why Divest from Fossil Fuels?’ – speaker, Canon Giles Goddard. + Practical guidance on how to finance greener churches

7 - 9pm A prophetic, old story retold for the present day with poetry and Community choirs All are welcome to the Cathedral for these free events For more info contact: john_dhughes@yahoo.co.uk

22 Nov London

CEL Annual Members Meeting London - St Aloysius Church, 20 Phoenix Road, Euston, London NW1 1TA . Bring your lunch and we will provide drinks from 1pm. Non-members are very welcome to the AMM at 2pm, and to the workshop which follows it on the theme of Sustainable Lifestyles. The workshop will be led by Ian Christie from the Centre for Environmental Strategy and Sustainable Lifestyles Research Group at the University of Surrey. Ian Christie has been running this large research programme with Tim Jackson for the past three years and will share the findings with us.

Non members welcome. No booking needed.

22 Nov Shrewsbury

God’s Earth - He Cares - How can we?

Day conference at Shrewsbury Baptist Church in Claremont Street.10.30am-3.30pm

Being a Christian and caring for God’s creation can be a challenge especially in today’s society when we seem addicted to having as much stuff as possible.

Come and find out more about how Christians can care for Creation in practical ways – based on God’s teaching in his Word.

The day has been designed not just for those who are already sometimes called “Eco Enthusiasts”, but for everyone else who wants to serve God by caring for Creation – but is not too sure why or how and just needs some help!

There will be a keynote speaker in the morning, Sam Berry who until 2000 was a Professor at Kings College London, followed by a simple LOAF lunch, and practical workshops in the afternoon.  You are welcome to all or part of the day to meet with other concerned and creation caring Christians. There is no charge for the day -including lunch, though donations would be appreciated and you don’t have to book – just turn up.  We can also look after young children through the day.

For more information contact
James Hindson – james_hindson@yahoo.co.uk or call 07795 847137
Howard Hutchings - hhutchings@talktalk.net 01743 357975
Simon Ross - Simon@mea.org.uk

24 Nov Crypt of St Paul's Cathedral, London 10am-2pm, Crypt of St Paul's Cathedral, London Clergy Day: Theology of Money (Event open to non-clergy) Free, but registration is essential. For more info and to register for tickets please visit St Paul's Institute website: stpaulsinstitute.org.uk
29 Nov

UK

 

World Buy Nothing Day - The developed countries - only 20% of the world population are consuming over 80% of the earth's natural resources, -

As consumers we need to question the products we buy and challenge the companies who produce them. What are the true risks to the environment and developing countries? We all know recycling is OK for the the environment, but consuming less is better and Buy Nothing Day is a great way to start

1 Dec   Pray and Fast for the Climate - in the first day of each month
1 Dec Canterbury

PRAYER SERVICE AT ST THOMAS OF CANTERBURY, WILBURY 8:00 PM  - 9:00 PM

  Church Stretton

CHURCH STRETTON PRAYER SERVICES

DECEMBER 1 @ 12:30 PM  - 1:00 PM


6 Dec Brighton

PRAY BY THE SEA- West Street Brighton

DECEMBER 6 @ 10:00 AM  - 11:00 PM


4 Dec Gloucester

Getting environmental messages across to win hearts and minds

Dr John Henry Looney at the next meeting of GCEJN r at 12.15pm in Gloucester. John Henry is a member of St Andrews at Churchdown. He has over 30 years experience in delivering environmental and sustainability projects. From the US originally he moved to the UK in 1979 to do his PhD in Scotland. Since then he has taught at university, carried out UNECE funded air quality research at the Natural History Museum; and then worked for 22 years in consultancy, including power (M&E), civil, process and chemical; and environmental engineering before setting up Sustainable Direction - www.sustainabledirection.com. Hot drinks are available so please feel free to bring your own sandwiches. We will conclude at 1.30pm. The meeting is being held in the Jerusalem Room at 4, College Green, Gloucester, GL1 2LR. Public transport is recommended not least because parking is limited. It would be helpful (but not essential) to let me know if you are intending to participate. Arthur Champion? 01242-665152

5 Dec Cheltenham War…conflict…the degradation of our planet - An exploration of the links between them by Pat Gaffney, General Secretary, Pax Christi UK 7.30pm at The Old Priory, Clarence St., Cheltenham GL50 3LE (adjacent to St Gregory's Church) After the meeting there will be the opportunity to join in evening prayer (compline). Admission free – retiring collection. All welcome. Enquiries: 01242 575779 martinmdavis@gmail.com
6 Dec London
Central London - Site yet to be disclosed!! - Fossil Free Nativity Play. contact christianclimateaction@gmail.com to be informed. Here are just two of the eight scenes from last year:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aurHmmfeUOg - prologue
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RsN9XZ2TkpM - epilogue
More actors and audience welcome. There are still parts available and a choir of angels is needed so people can come and sing along.
8 Dec York
8 Dec York Justice and Peace Group - Bar Convent, Blossom Street,
York - Climate change Meeting - 2nd Monday of each month 7pm

10 Dec World International Animal Rights Day
26 Dec Fountains Abbey, Ripon Boxing Day Pilgrimage walk from Ripon Cathedral to Fountains Abbey
1 Jan 2015 London Pray and Fast for the Climate – 1st day of each month Events  e,g, Church Stretton
10 Jan 2015 London NVDA and the Gospel: an exploring and training day: VChristian Climate Action are holding a Non-violent Direct Action training day  from 10-30 to 6pm. All are welcome. For more information seehttps://www.facebook.com/events/699307093479687  or contact Ruth Jarman
12 Jan 2014 York
York Justice and Peace Group - Bar Convent, Blossom Street,
York - Climate change Meeting - 2nd Monday of each month
21 Jan London Bible and biodiversity London event
Cambridge Paper London launch- 18.30.
You are warmly invited to attend the public launch of our most recent Cambridge Paper exploring the Bible and Biodiversity, with Dave Bookless (A Rocha), David Nussbaum (WWF) and Simon Stuart (IUCN). Please book
12 Jan 2014 York
York Justice and Peace Group - Bar Convent, Blossom Street,
York - Climate change Meeting - 2nd Monday of each month
24 Jan London
London CEL ecocell day on Energy- An ecocell workshop to ask:‘How can we put adequate roofs over all our heads without damaging the global “roof” that protects us from climate change?’ Sat 24 Jan 11am to 4.30pm. Where: St Aloysius Church, 20 Phoenix Road, London NW1 1TA (near Euston station)
Book now - Last year's Workshop booked up and ran out of spaces. http://www.greenchristian.org.uk/archives/7384
24 Jan Bristol Talk by Rowan Williams on Faith and Climate Change at the Elim Church on 24th January:Climate Change: A matter of faith – As part of Bristol Green Capital 2015 Global Aware Conference this year will focus on the pressing issue of climate change and how we as people of faith can respond through action in our churches and local communities and as individuals. Keynote Speaker Dr Rowan Williams, Chair of Christian Aid – Including voices and reflections from the Global South on the impacts of climate change and ideas and examples from Bristol on how we can respond as churches and individuals.
29 Jan Clun, Shropshire

Sustainable Futures - January 29  - March 11 -  4 film nights from  Clun Methodist Chapel Ecocongregation

Thursday January 29th      HOME  –  a film about the planet and how mankind is altering its balance.

Wednesday February 11th CHOCOLATE  – a film about a chocolate co-operative operating in Grenada.

Thursday February 26th    WATERMARK – a film about the necessity of water.

Wednesday March 11th     THIN ICE – a film answering the sceptics of  man-made climate warming.

31 Jan Sheffield Hope for the Future Climate Embassadors Training Day- for people and churches re Climate change
http://www.hftf.org.uk/climate-ambassador-training-day10am- 5pm – St Mark’s Church, Broomhill, Sheffield
Speakers: Bishop of Sheffield, Steven Croft, on how faith aids us in tackling climate change.
Paul Blomfield MP; Effective ways of lobbying our MPs.
Revd Herbert Fadruiqela, on the Philippines and international issues. Places are limited- please register your interest by emailing hopeftf@gmail.com.

Individual months recorded in 2014:-

J F M A M J J A S O N D 4 10 28 14 25 14 9 4 21 16 22 9

Individual months recorded in 2013:-

J F M A M J J A S O N D 7 14 17 9 16 14 15 4 21 27 12 4

Individual months recorded in 2012:-

J F M A M J J A S O N D 11 18 20 20 45 30 10 5 28 33 11 4

Number of events recorded in previous years.

2005 220
2006 220
2007 350
2008 300
2009 365
2010 220
2011 223
2012 233
2013 162
2014 176

 

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