||International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development
|| Ripon Cathedral
||Plough Sunday: 3.30 p.m. at Ripon Cathedral: This event draws together civic leaders, farmers and landowners, Young Farmers Club members, and clergy to celebrate the rural year. A YFC “Brings in the Plough”. The guest speaker this year is Paul Christensen - President of the National Young Farmers' Clubs. The Service will be accompanied by the Ripon Cathedral Choir. From 2.30 there is an exhibition of rural charities, sword-dancing (non-liturgical!) and a free hot sandwich and cake lunch.
‘Windows into Ecotheology’ course on Mondays, January 9, 16, 23, 30 and February 6 & 13 2017 either 10– Noon, 2-4pm or 7.30-9.30pm, including a coffee break. - in the Pearson Room, Truro Cathedral
. The course has been written by and will be taught by Revd Dr Lucy Larkin our local South West Ministry Training Course tutor.
More information from AlanBashforth@trurocathedral.org.uk
| 19 Jan
||Sustainable Futures Film at Clun Methodist Chape 7.30p.m. The Honey Bee. The life of a colony through the year. Free entry. Donations welcome to cover expenses.
| 19 Jan
|| Highfield, Southam-pton
||Tools for Transformation: Simple and practical ways for your church to care for God’s earth - Do you want to help your church engage with environmental issues? This Diocesan event is a chance to explore the new Eco Church scheme and the Big Church Switch, hear about current local church projects and share experiences. We’ll also help you effectively articulate the Christian case for action. Presented Dr Ruth Valerio, Churches and Theology Director for A Rocha UK - Highfield Lane, Southampton, SO17 1RL 7.30-9.30pm
| 24 Jan
A film entitled Tomorrow
, showing at the Hippodrome in Todmorden 7.30pm.. Organised by Todmorden Incredible Edible
| 28 Jan
Way of Life Workshop A one day workshop open to all who are interested in following Green Christian’s Way of Life.St Aloysius Church, 20 Phoenix Road, London NW1 1TA (near Euston station) Saturday 28 January, 2017. 11am to 4.30pm
||4th Newcastle Jubilee Development Lecture: Ten years after the Stern Review on the Economics of Climate Change: Looking Back, Looking Forward - by - Lord Nicholas Stern:
Curtis Auditorium, Herschel Building, Newcastle University. 5.30 pm,
Sponsored by Newcastle University, the Diocese of Newcastle, and Jubilee Debt Campaign UK
With the support of the City of Newcastle, the Chaplaincies of Newcastle & Northumbria Universities, and North East CALL TO ACTIONTen years since the launch of the Stern Review, which examined the economic impacts of climate change, its key messages are more relevant than ever before. Agreements made in 2016 provide hope for stronger action, which is now ever more pressing.Everyone welcome – no booking required, but come early if you want a seat in the auditorium!
Refreshments will be provided for those wishing to stay for the following event, in the same venue, at 7.30 for 7.45pm‘Christian responses to Climate Change’ – Commentary and Panel Discussion
Professor Bob White FRS, co-author of ‘Hope in an Age of Despair’
Maria Elena Arana, National Campaign Coordinator for CAFOD
Jo Herbert, a young activist from Tearfund
7.30pm - Video Presentations 7.45 until 9.00pm - Commentary and Panel DiscussionChair, Rt Revd Mark Tanner, Bishop of Berwick
Panel members: Professor Bob White FRS, University of Cambridge Maria Elena Arana, CAFOD Jo Herbert, Tearfund “Responding with hope”, led by Professor Bob White FRS, Director of the Faraday Institute at St Edmunds College, University of Cambridge, and co-author of ‘Hope in an Age of Despair’;
“Responding with compassion”, led by Maria Elena Arana, national Campaign Coordinator for CAFOD;
“Responding with lifestyle-choices”, led by Jo Herbert, a young activist from Tearfund. More info: firstname.lastname@example.org
| 2 Feb
|| Tools for Transformation: Simple and practical ways for your church to care for God’s earth - Do you want to help your church engage with environmental issues? This Diocesan event is a chance to explore the new Eco Church scheme and the Big Church Switch, hear about current local church projects and share experiences. We’ll also help you effectively articulate the Christian case for action. Presented Dr Ruth Valerio, Churches and Theology Director for A Rocha UK - 7.30-9.30pm St Swithun Church Gervis Road, Bournemouth, BH1 3ED
||Could your church celebrate a "Green Communion"? A Rocha's EcoChurch project is inviting ALL churches in England and Wales to celebrate a Green Communion on 5th Feb. There are more details and a specially written liturgy on the website
http://ecochurch.arocha.org.uk/introducing-green-communion/In some denominations there are different colours (for vestments, church hangings etc) assigned to different times of the year and in 2017 the period Jan 8-Feb 25 is green. Green is meant to signify "Ordinary Time"! - but hey -lets give it Green Significance.
||Derby Cathedral will be holding a Green Eucharist on Sunday 5th February at 1045 am. All very welcome. The preacher: Canon Donald C Macdonald.
|Wed 8 Feb
Milton Keynes Christian Environment Group - Action evening
- 7.30pm at Whaddon Way Church, Bletchley, MK3 7JS
Interested in green issues but feel overwhelmed by the scale of the challenges? You're in good company! Come along to our action evening when you can learn about some current issues and have an opportunity to respond or get involved there and then. We'll have petitions, letters, discussions and idea sharing. Come and join in - you can even bring or send us your own chosen campaign for everyone to get involved in.
Free entry. Refreshments will be provided. details: email@example.com
||St Valentines Day - For the Love of Climate Coalition Campaign on Valentine´s Day
|| South Nutfield, Redhill, Surrey
Green Communion Service- 10.30 am at Christ Church, Kingscross Lane, South Nutfield, near Redhill in Surrey, led by members of the church environment group. Speaker: Sue Mallinson, Lay Chair of Tandridge Deanery, and Environment Officer for Southwark Diocese. All welcome.
| Thu 23 Feb
|| High Bentham, N Yorks
||Just Food - an Eco-Evening with Churches Together in Bentham. Bring and Share LOAF Food 6pm-9pm
Bentham Methodist Church
|Mo 27 Feb - Sun 12 Mar
||Fair Trade Fortnight 2017 - click for Resources Check out the Fairtrade Fortnight action guide to get started! Sign up to Fairtrade fortnight latest news to be the first to hear campaign updates. Supporter Events Map
||Hilfield Friary Dorset
||Michael Northcott at Hilfield Friary Saturday, 10am-4pm two talks:
“Brexit, Trump and the Common Good” &
“Rediscovering a Local Sustainable and Spiritual Economy” Flyer:-MNorthcott-At-Hilfield01300 341741 or firstname.lastname@example.org
||Loving God, Caring for Creation - An Afternoon with Ruth Valerio - 2:30 – 5.00pm, at Wesley Memorial Methodist Church (Hall), New Inn Hall Street, Oxford, OX1 2DH - How as Christians do we show our love for God in caring for the gift of creation? What motivates us? Sustains us? Helps us to help others along the way? Author and speaker Ruth Valerio will tell us about her story ... and also the journey that led to the formation of the Eco-Church programme. - For more details and to book: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/loving-god-caring-for-creation-an-afternoon-with-ruth-valerio-tickets-31563504291
||7.30 pm Hereford Christian Ecology Group present 'Joy in Enough? Why a sustainable world needs a new economics', an illustrated talk by the Revd John Daniels, in St John's Methodist Church Hall, St Owen Street, Hereford HR1 2PR
||Money - what is it good for? - 7pm, Hook Community Centre, Ravenscroft,Hook, RG27 9NN, North Hampshire Do you know what the money in your bank account or pension is being used for? With Expertethical on investing in the good, 350 on divesting from the bad Christian Aid on how to ask the banks to stop financing the ugly. Get your free tickets at https://money-for-good.eventbrite.co.uk !>
||Dr Julia Edwards is a mission partner with the Methodist Church in Britain, based in Fiji.
Julia will present the urgency of the situation & our need for action. Distant lands, rising seas & local concerns Climate Change in the Pacific In the Pacific, people are suffering from the effects of climate change today; they are not concerned with debate. They know that questioning future climate predictions is superfluous when climate change is already a daily reality – no debate necessary. Evesham Methodist Church 6.45-7.45 pm (Before Circuit Meeting!!!)
||Selly Oak Birming -ham
||Global warming and Global Change.- You are invited to an evening talk by Dr Julia Edwards, Methodist mission partner and researcher on climate change. This will take place on Wednesday 15th March 2017, 7.30pm at Selly Oak Methodist Church.
|| Sarx "Creature Conference -Is Christianity Good News for Animals?"
Oasis Auditorium Southbank ,75 Westminster Bridge Road, SE1 7HS London
09:00 to 18:00 (GMT)
||Nature in the balance: can we put a value on the environment, and should we? The John Ray Initiative annual conference, Bournville College, Birmingham. £48, Early booking is advisable. Info here.
Keynote speakers: Dr. Darren Evans “Ecosystem Services: managing nature for human benefit.”; Prof. Richard Bauckham “Why do other creatures matter?”; and Rev. Dave Bookless “Biblical Wisdom for Nature Conservation.” Plus seminars.
See also: Facebook Event Page and downloadable printable flyer
| 23 March
Loughton Methodist Church: Heat Pump and Green Energy Open Day talks to show new Ground Source Heat System. Details here -talks and guided tours throughout day at set times (10.30, 14.00 and short talk at 19.00 by Christian Aid and Isoenergy. followed at 19.30 by Coffee, discussion, music on an environmental theme.
| 23 March
Distant Lands, Rising Seas and Local Concerns: Climate Change in the Pacific - Dr Julia Edwards- at Nexus Methodist Church, Nelson Place, Walcot, Bath - at 7.30p.m.
Dr Julia Edwards is an expert on the impacts of Climate Change and has been supported by the Methodist Church to work with the Pacific Council of Churches to look at the impact of climate change on the Pacific islands. Julia has not only worked with the Churches but has been part of governmental panels working with UN Conferences on Climate Change.
|| St Paul's Cathedral
||St Paul's Cathedral Celebration of Water on 23 March 2017- Water Of Life? Creation, Culture &
the River Thames 6.30pm- Please book free ticketsfeaturing excerpts from Handel's Water Music played on the Grand Organ; David Vaughan, Director of Science at the British Antarctic Survey; archaeology from the Thames Discovery Project; poetry readings from Jane Draycott; new artworks from Pablo Genovés and more to be announced.Moderated by the Rt Revd James Jones, former Bishop of Liverpool.
| 25 Mar
|| Take part in Earth Hour Turn off your lights 8.30pm -9.30pm local time.
Bishop's Castle & Clun Climate Change Coalition - Talk: Transition Towns. 7.30pm The Three Tuns, Salop Street, when Mike Membery is introducing Transition Towns and explaining what this means for the locality.
6.30pm- Global Divestment Mobilisation From 5-13 May, people all over the world will be taking action calling on our institutions to divest from fossil fuels and reinvest in a brighter, cleaner future. If you are interested in finding out more, why not join the ‘Faith and Global Divestment Mobilisation’ webinar on Monday 27 March at 6.30pm. Find out more and sign up for the webinar here. Speakers for the webinar include Rev Rachel Mash (Environmental Coordinator for the Anglican Church of Southern Africa), Rev Alex Mabbs (Minister at Brighthelm URC – the first UK church to divest), Danni Paffard (350.org), Luke Harman (Christian Aid) and James Buchanan (Operation Noah)
|| 5pm - 9pm
Interfaith Climate Symposium 2: From Local to Global New West End Synagogue, St Petersburg Place, London W2 4JT . Speakers so far include: Bishop Richard Cheetham, Bishop of Kingston; Marilyn Hull, Birmingham Interfaith Climate Change Movement; Imam Ajmal Masroor; Kailean Khongsai, A Rocha UK. There will be a Green Christian Stall at this event.
| 3-9 Apr
||Big Spring Beach Clean 17 - Actually there are Beach cleans organised each week in spring - nearly every day! - have a look and join in one near you: Organised by Surfers against Sewage
||Launde Abbey E Midlands
||Signs of hope - an Eco-weekend - Launde Abbey , East Norton Leics, LE7 9XB - As we face possible environmental & ecological disaster we need to find reasons for hope, and spiritual resources for an earth-honouring life. - led by The Revd. Kevin Durrant and Canon Brian Davis.
Kevin will lead us through some of the themes of his book, 'The earth will teach you'*. -*if you want to read this book before the w/e contact Kevin - copies from him are only £8.50, including p & p. email@example.com- Kevin Durrant, a graduate of Keble College, Oxford, worked as a geography teacher and civil servant before training for the Baptist Ministry.
There will also be guest speakers from the Allerton Trust, which runs a nearby farm and highly acclaimed conservation project (a site visit may be possible during the weekend), and the Leicestershire & Rutland Wildlife Trust, whose good work in protecting and enhancing local wildlife includes the management of two woods belonging to Launde, and Rutland Water Nature Reserve. We will also hear about the many exciting projects initiated by Market Harborough Transition Town, & Sustainable Harborough. On Saturday afternoon there will be a Eco-Question Time with a panel of eco enthusiasts.
| 11 April
|| Local Green Christian Meetup (West Yorks & N Yorks) - 9.30am - 1pm (-3pm) - for Green Christian Members and others interested in West Yorkshire. Proposed activities: Min prayer Eco-walk, Natural history walk (9.30-10.45) ; Coffee and Sharing of ideas and resources (10.45am); Tour of Baildon Methodist Church (several Eco-Congregation Awards-11.15am) - Lunch at Wesley Cafe-Discussion(12-1pm): 1pm. Finish, or stay on to session at Baildon Speakers Club to learn and practice tips on public speaking. Details
| 22 April
||Eco-Congregation Scotland Annual Gathering : Burnside Blairbeth Church in Glasgow on the theme of ‘Caring for Creation in a Time of Change’
- Pre-event 'Climate Chats' 5-6pm; seated event 6.00 - 7.30pm - More details and booking
A panel of experts from the world-leading Priestley International Centre for Climate and the ESRC Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy at the University of Leeds will be taking questions from the public at this special event for Earth Week (www.earthday.org/earthday/ ). Please submit your questions in advance when you book your ticket. The seated part of the evening commences at 6.00 and runs through to 7.30pm; we advise arriving earlier to participate in our Climate Chats (5.00-6.00pm) in the adjoining Priestley Hall, where you can talk informally to our scientists, learn about our Arctic research and enjoy refreshments.
with Andy Atkins and Margot Hodson Ripon College Cuddesdon nr. Oxford
3-6 May , University of East Anglia
UEA Green Film Festival - https://www.uea.ac.uk/about/sustainability/events/green-film-festival
UK - other places - http://www.ukgreenfilmfestival.org/programme.html
Various other festival events that are open to the public and that surround these film screenings include the Climate Café (a fun eco-shorts and storyboarding workshop that is open to all), and the Stand Up for the Earth: Environmental Advocacy in Film and Media public discussion panel, both of which will be held on Saturday 6th May. https://www.uea.ac.uk/about/sustainability/events
|Weds, 3 May
||Screening of winning entry to UK Green Film Festival: Bugs: The Film (Andreas Johnsen)
|Fri, 5 May
||Screening of winning entry to UK Green Film Festival: Daughter of the Lake (Ernesto Cabellos)
|Sat, 6 May
||Screening of fiction film: Ponyo (Hayao Miyazaki) (in partnership with UEA Students Union)
|Sat, 6 May
||Festival events: Climate Café and Stand Up for the Earth: Environmental Advocacy in Film and Media public discussion panel
|Sat, 6 May
||Screening of winning entry to UK Green Film Festival: The Age of Consequences (Jared P Scott)
3-8 May Grange-over-Sands, Cumbria
Two Wings & Some Prayers! - Retreat holiday for (potential) birdwatchers. -
Stay in our comfortable Guest House in beautiful Cumbrian countryside. Enjoy the hospitality of our Community of Augustinian Sisters. Talks, events and trips will include: Birdsong for beginners. The praise of creation. Birds in religious poetry. Visit to Leighton Moss. Osprey watching. Walk with the Dawn Chorus. Saints and nature
Sr Margaret Atkins will provide theological reflections and there will be talks and walks guided by experienced amateur birdwatcher and naturalists. www.boarbankhall.org.uk
5 May, Settle
Barn Dance in Aid of Rainforest Fund
Barn Dance 7pm Settle Catholic Church - Run by Churches Together in Settle and District
Many people visit a Churchyard to remember, to reflect and to enjoy the surroundings. How can the church help enhance that spiritual experience? 10am-2.45pm - Please book
Venue: The Green Britain Centre, Swaffham, PE37 7HT Please book. Includes Green Christian Stall. Lots of great speakers, organised by Diocese of Norwich. A day of presentations, conversations, activities and worship, with guests leading workshops, helping us to consider our Christian concern for the environment. Speakers for the day:
- Chris Naylor – A Rocha’s international director (on A Rocha’s global work)
- Ruth Valerio – A Rocha UK’s theology director (on UK Eco Church initiative)
- Emily Nobbs – Norfolk Wildlife Trust (on churchyard wildlife)
- Julia Hanmer – Chief Executive of the Bat Conservation Trust (on bats in churches)
- Julian Bryant – Voices from the Global South: Climate Change and the environment
- Brother Samuel SSF – Hilfield Friary (on Franciscan Spirituality)
- Nigel Cooper – Environment officer, Ely Diocese
- Victoria Johnson – Educational Residentiary Canon, Ely (on celebrating the environment in worship)
8th May - Westminster
12 noon "Call off This engagement" Church Divestment, vigil and sketch
10 May: Manchester, Luther King House, Rusholme, Manchester M14 5JP.
The Centre for Theology and Justice will be launched on Wednesday 10 May 2017 with the inaugural David Goodbourn Lecture "Is justice enough? A radical Christian response to the current humanitarian and ecological crisis". presented by Father Augusto Zampini, an Argentine Roman Catholic priest, currently the theological adviser to the UK aid-development agency CAFOD. David Walker, Bishop of Manchester, will be the chair for the event. Tickets free, but please book -eventbrite
13 May, Lincoln
Lincoln Edward King House, Minster Yard, Lincoln, LN2 1PU : “Faith and the Environment: Act Local;Think Global 9.30 (for 10.00 start) to 4.30 -
Speakers include Bishop Christopher Lowson, Bishop of Lincoln, reflecting on his experience of meeting people directly affected by climate change; Bishop Graham Cray, our keynote speaker. "TED talks" and discussion with Vicky Dunn of Grimsby Community Energy; Mark Schofield of Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust; Graham Cray of Frack-Free Ryedale; team from St Catherine's, Burbage, winners of Eco Church Gold Award.Bishop Christopher Lowson (Lincoln) will set the scene for the day speaking from experience at a confernece in Fiji in July 2016, when he met people who are already very specifically being directly affected by global warming. He felt a strong companionship with those whose lives are dictated by the sea in ways which ours are not. See his comments and video links here: http://www.lincoln.anglican.org/…/the-bishop-of-lincoln-rep…
Keynote speaker: Bishop Graham Cray (retd, Maidstone; previously Archbishops' Missioner and leader of the Fresh Expressions team). Other presenters and workshop leaders include:
Dr Vicky Dunn of Grimsby Community Energy; Mark Schofield, Conservation Officer (Living Landscapes) at Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust; Rev Andrew Hall & colleagues from St Catherine’s church Burbage, winners of the A Rocha EcoChurch Gold Award; Bishop Cray on Fracking.
14 May, St Albans
Along with the diocese of St Albans, Celebrate 2nd Sunday in May as "Walk to church Sunday"
5-13 May, UK
Global Investment Mobilisation
20 May, Hecklington (actually 15 miles from the sea) near Sleaford
Hecklington by the Sea - Christian Aid Week talk on climate Change - St. Andrew’s Church, Heckington at 7pm on & LOAF (Local, Organic, Animal-friendly or Fairtrade) supper. Tickets are £5 by phoning 01529 460272 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
21 May: UK / World
23 May, Hereford
Hereford Christian Ecology Group AGM, 7.30 pm, at St John's Methodist Church, St Owen Street, Hereford HR1 2PR. All welcome.
1-30 June, UK
30 Days Wild
Do something outdoors every day in June
5 June, Ely Cathedral 6.30pm
Might Ely become an island once more?
A future world of rising seas and changing climate. Polar Explorer and Oceanographer, Dr Emily Shuckburgh, as part of the Ely Cathedral Science festival, will examine the latest findings
from climate scientists on the effects of climate change at home and abroad, and consider what we can do in response. Tickets £7.50, £4 students and children, available at tickets.elycathedral.org or 01353 660349 https://sway.com/OmdDTJnsUl5CJ0lf
||Anabaptist/Green Christian conference: Is religion costing us the earth?
||World Environment Day
||Green Christian Retreat at Ringsfield Hall, Beccles
Dr Paul Maiteny of the Teilhard Association to lead it
||Operation Noah AGM 12-00-16.00
||Lunar Lunch - Like the Big Lunch, but held after Sunset.
||Policy conference on improving air quality - keynotes: Defra/DfT, GLA, IMechE and Heathrow Airport - Westminster Energy, Environment & Transport Forum, Morning, Thursday, 15th June 2017
Policy conference on improving air quality - keynotes: Defra/DfT,GLA, IMechE and Heathrow Airport - Westminster Energy, Environment &Transport Forum, Morning, Thursday,
||The Big Lunch Community open air lunch.
| 25 June - 1 July
||Les Courmettes, above the Côte d'Azur
||“Creation, Christian Faith and a Precious World” A partnership between The Faraday Institute and A Rocha France, and will include lectures, study sessions, practical activities and guided excursions, plus plenty of time for relaxation and solitude in the beautiful surroundings of the surroundings of Les Courmettes, a 600ha nature reserve in the mountains above the Côte d'Azur.
Also visit the website for other activities and volunteer holidays in French and some in English during the year
||Bron y Llys Mid /North Wales
|| "No Planet B" -residential Workshop/retreat See flyer: No Planet B July 2017 Flyer Each day will typically begin with a talk & discussion, followed by a field trip and will end with reflection & prayer . Led by Dr John Bimson who has recently retired after 34 years as Tutor in Old Testament Studies at Trinity College, Bristol. He continues to teach modules there as a visiting lecturer, including environmental theology. Bron y Llys, Dylife, Llanbrynmair, Powys
SY19 7BW, in Cambrian Mountais just south of Snowdonia National Park
||Fourth Annual Oxford Animal Ethics Summer School - The Ethics of Fur - 23-26 July 2017, at St Stephen’s House, Oxford
| 25-28 Aug
|| Greenbelt 2017
| 8-16 Oct
||Climate Coalition Week of Action
1-9 July Climate Coalition "Speak Up" Week of Action: Resources
See flyer: No Planet B July 2017 Flyer Each day will typically begin with a talk & discussion, followed by a field trip and will end with reflection & prayer . Led by Dr John Bimson who has recently retired after 34 years as Tutor in Old Testament Studies at Trinity College, Bristol. He continues to teach modules there as a visiting lecturer, including environmental theology. Bron y Llys, Dylife, Llanbrynmair, Powys, SY19 7BW, in Cambrian Mountais just south of Snowdonia National Park
Sat 8 July - 10:00 – 15:00 - Coventry: St Michael's House, 11 Priory Row, CV1 5EX
Working Towards a net Zero Carbon Economy
organised by Coventry Cathedral Reconciliation Ministry and Coventry Diocesan Environment Group -
- Please book - Keynote Speaker: James Buchanan (Operation Noah) - Other speakers: George Browning (Warwickshire farmer) on organic farming and low energy use; Bob Sherman (Harbury eWheels and former chief horticultural officer at Ryton Organic); Tony McNally (2020 Low Carbon Business and Communities) - Free but donations welcome for sandwich lunch.
11 July - Peterborough Eco-faith Network. the Church.-
An evening of listening and sharing,
A celebration of the eco-refurbishment of the Friends Meeting House.
The story of an Eco Church – St Paul’s, Cambridge.
Using churchyards and gardens for wildlife – Longthorpe and others.
Renewable energy schemes.
Green Christian’s ‘Joy is Enough’ project.
Bring your own story and questions.
Friends’ Meeting House - Thorpe Road, Peterborough PE1 1SQ.
21-23 July Hayes Conference Centre, Swanwick, Derbyshire
National Justice and Peace Network Annual Conference 2017
National Justice and Peace Network Annual Conference 2017 in partnership with Church Action on Poverty, CAFOD, Caritas Social Action Network, Vincentians in Partnership, Operation Noah, Columbans JPIC: A Sabbath for the Earth and the Poor: The challenge of Pope Francis
SPEAKERS: Dr Ruth Valerio is Global Advocacy and Influencing Director for Tearfund, working to mobilise churches around the world to become agents for change and equip them for integral mission. - Fr Peter Hughes SSC. has spent most of his life as a missionary in Peru, working in some of the most impoverished communities in Lima. He is an advisor to the Instituto Bartolome de las Casas, working in programmes of leadership and social justice. = Kathy Galloway is an ordained minister of the Church of Scotland and was leader of the Iona Community from 2002-2009. She is currently head of Christian Aid Scotland. She is also a published poet, author and hymn writer. - Plus Poverty Hearings —hearing from those with direct experience of poverty.
CONFERENCE CHAIR: Susy Brouard, Theology Programme Advisor for CAFOD since 2002. - CELEBRANT: Fr Sean McDonagh SSC, world-renowned eco-theologian. - BOOKING FORMS: Download, print off and send in by post: Booking Form (PDF) Download, complete and send as email attachment: Booking Form (Word Document)
1 Aug: Illustrated Talk "Wildflower Walks around Settle" - Donations to Rainforest Fund -St John's Methodist Church, Settle
25-28 Aug: Nr Kettering
Greenbelt 2017 Green Christian Stall - Come and help!
(Explorations and reflections on Laudato Si’) an evening with Frank Regan. Frank Regan writes on issues of Faith in dialogue with Culture, Politics, Gender and Environment for publications in the UK and Ireland. at The Old Priory, Clarence St., Cheltenham GL50 3LE (adjacent to St Gregory's Church): Cheltenham@greenchristian.org.uk
Sun 17 Sept: Ely Cathedral - 6.30pm - 8.30pm
Dark Reflections: poetry, environment, lament
Poetry responds to environmental crisis: a chance to listen, engage and reflect. Featuring priest-poet Malcolm Guite, Fenland Poet Laureate Kate Arthur, and poet Mary Livingstone. Free event, all welcome. Light refreshments. Hosted by the Ely Cathedral ‘Space’ alternative worship series, with Elaine Ewart (Fen Speak Poetry Collective) and Clare Redfern (Ely Diocese Environmental Co-ordinator). Details: email@example.com
20 Sept: Blackpool
Let's Celebrate Creation in the Fylde
7pm St Monica's Church Blackpool, FY4 4FA - Lancaster diocesan Faith and Justice Commission . Three presentations, music and brief prayer/reflection finish by 8.15pm
20 Sept: Book launch: Bloomsbury, London: Book Launch
6.30-8.30pm, Bloomsbury Central Baptist Church, 235 Shaftesbury Avenue, London. ‘Reclaiming the Common Good, How Christians can help re-build our broken world’, Virginia Moffatt, editor. Green Christian members Ellen Teague and Edward P. Echlin have chapters in this collection of essays.
26 Sept Peterborough - Seeking Sustainability and justice – the Local in the International Context. 7.30 pm Pam Richardson (Regional Christian Aid Liaison Officer). -
An opportunity to discover more about how international aid agencies, like Christian Aid, - both inform and need our local concern for creation care. - In the Friends’ Meeting House, Thorpe Road, PE3 6AB.
Wed 4 Oct: World Animal Day
Plan an event on 4 Oct (or two weeks on either side) . Publicise it here & on WAD website
8-16 Oct: UK
Climate Coalition Week of Action
12 Oct: Bristol Food Waste Feast: Organised by Tearfund
at Woodlands Church (BS8 2AA) 19:00-21:30
21 Oct Eco Church Conference (North) - Sheffield
St. Andrew's Psalter Lane Church, 31 Psalter Lane, Sheffield' S11 8YL 09:50 – 16:30
4 Nov: Rayleigh, Essex, SS6 7JQ - Union of Evangelical Churches (UEC)
Why should we care for God’s creation? - Faith Matters 2017 Training Day
Speakers: Simon Court (works with children who do not attend school regularly) ;Lisa Goddard works in the field of Science and Theology. Simon Goddard has oversight of Baptist churches in Suffolk, South Cambridgeshire and North Essex. All are members of Green Christian. (9.45am-1.00pm) at Rayleigh Evangelical Church,36 Eastwood Road, Rayleigh, SS6 7JQ. The training days are to equip local Church members and ensure that they have good quality and relevant Bible teaching from visiting experts in their fields, using interactive presentation styles
Other Events Calendars:
projectbritain.com/specialdays/apr.htm - awareness raising days
www.projectbritain.com/calendar/april.html -pictorial fact of the day
www.tfw.org.uk transport event links
www.educationscotland.gov.uk/resources/r/resourcecalendar/may.asp good links