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Mon 6 Jan – Cheltenham: Bacon Theatre, Hatherley Road: Film Night: A Convenient Prequel (PG). A quintessentially British and humorous take on climate change Al Gore and Greta Thurnberg, coupled with a deconstruction of Swedish sustainability. Director Jack Guest says: “In no uncertain terms we face a huge problem on planet earth and my film looks at turning that problem into an opportunity, showing that we can make things work, for everybody. There will be an opportunity for a Q&A and discussions with Jonathon Porritt CBE,. Book Tickets: Martin Davies of Cheltenham GC Local Group will be a holding a GC table stall before this film showing.
Fri 10-Sat-11 Jan: Cambridge: Faraday Institute course: “Faith and Science for everyone – a short course for Christian leaders”, Go HERE for more details.
Sun 12 Jan: Durham Cathedral: Plough Sunday
Thur 16 Jan: London: A Faith Perspective on Extinction Rebellion: organised by Faith in Europe. Speakers: Dr Jeremy Kidwell, Senior Lecturer in Theology and Ethics at the University of Birmingham, and Dr Stefan Skrimshire, Associate Professor in Theology and Religious Studies at the University of Leeds. Venue: Amigo Hall at St George’s Cathedral, Southwark. 1·45pm- 4·15pm. Please book: 01933 771778 email@example.com
Thur 16 Jan: Settle: Settle’s Top Ten Lichens: Talk by Judith Allinson (An introduction to lichens). St John’s Methodist Church, Settle, N Yorks BD24 9JH 7.30pm
Thur 23 Jan: Clun, Shropshire: ‘Energy from the Sea’ 7.30pm at Clun Methodist Church. Jim Halcro Johnson: will review progress by the European Marine Energy Centre in Orkney and others, on developing sustainable wave and tidal energy converters, in the context of the need to meet climate change targets and uncertain funding . Free admission, Refreshments, Donations welcome. More info: 01588 640789 or 01588 640776
25 Jan: Wallasey, The Wirral, Claremount Methodist CH45 6UE Church 12-3pm Details: 07910960316: Message in A Bottle: Rubbish Campaign. Plastic Free soup and bread lunch with stalls, activities and speakers. Help us persuade the word’s biggest plastic polluter to change their ways. Includes Green Christian Stall https://www.facebook.com/events/503422500291250/ http://www.claremountmethodist.org.uk/
1 Feb 2020: Green Christian “Way of Life” Day, London
Thu, 6 Feb: Worcester: 19:30 – 21:30: St Andrews Methodist Church, Pump Street, WR1 2QT Speaker meeting of Church Action for Tax Justice (CATJ) by Dr Justin Thacker
Feb – 18 April Attend a climate or new economy workshop near you run by the Quakers
Quakers and Climate Justice: an Introduction
Further dates and topics will be listed here as bookings come in. Please email any queries to firstname.lastname@example.org.
8 or 15 or 22 Feb: Baildon Methodist Church, nr Bradford: Visit the Future!. The Fold is open. This near-carbon-zero building reveals its secrets. Take a Free tour with trained guides. Meet at 10.30 in Wesley’s cafe.
Sat 8 Feb 1pm – 4pm. Westbury-on-Trym Methodist Church, Bristol BS9 3AA . A local environment and climate afternoon conference, with Green Christian Co-Chair Deborah Tomkins.
8 Feb: Bristol: #LeaveNoOneBehind – Global Aware Bristol 2020 This the Global Aware conference. Sadly, after much consideration the Global Aware committee have had to take the decision to postpone the conference due to lower than expected bookings.
Wed 12 Feb: Settle: 12 Feb: Settle: “International development for a ‘Global Britain’: back to the bad old days?” Talk and discussion led by Daniel Willis, Policy & Campaigns Manager at Global Justice Now. Settle Friends Meeting House. 7pm
Wed 12 Feb: CofE Synod: There will be a debate this morning on the CofE Motion about Change: Bristol Diocese is looking to table an amendment to the climate emergency motion at General Synod to encourage the Church to be much more ambitious in its carbon reduction target. “Specifically, we are pushing for net zero carbon by 2030 rather than 2045, as currently stated in the motion. This follows our decision as a Diocese to set a 2030 target last November (alongside the City Council and the University of Bristol).”
12 Feb: CCA’s vigil on the morning of this debate, 8.30am, outside Church House, Westminster, 12 Feb.
Sat 15 Feb: London: A Rocha UK are offering practical campaign training with Hope for the Future at St Andrew’s church in London Waterloo. If you want to effectively communicate the climate emergency with politicians across the UK and encourage your MP to take tangible climate-related action, find out more here: http://bit.ly/35ybAbw
.Thur 20 Feb: Clun: Sustainable Futures 7.30p.m. at the Methodist Church, A presentation by Lizzie Hulton-Harrop and Tim Selman Middle Marches,. A community led initiative to protect, conserve, restore and enhance our environment. Refreshments
22 Feb: Exeter Cathedral: The Big Green Event: 10:00 – 16:30 GMT Keynote speaker: Bishop Nick Holtam, Bishop of Salisbury and lead bishop for environmental affairs. workshops, Visit The Big Green Event for impressive list of speakers
25 Feb: Leeds Church Inst LS1 6DG: 18.30-20.30 : Carbon Conversations Taster Session: Join us to find out about Carbon Conversations training to see if this could form part of your faith community’s action for climate justice
26 Feb – 12 April: London: 40 Days – Parliament Square 24/7 Interfaith Prayer Vigil with Christian Climate Action
28 Feb: Christian Climate Action Leeds: All welcome. 7.30-9pm St George’s Church, Great George Street, Leeds.
Thur 29 Feb: Barnes: Churches Together in Barnes (CTiB) 7 for 7:30pm at St Osmund’s Church Hall Castelnau, Barnes SW13 9RT. Theology, Ethics and Environment. Rev. Dr Martin Poulsom SDB LENT TALK 2020 incl reflections on Laudato Si
7 March 2020 Derby: JPIT Conference: Renewal and Rebellion: Faith, Economy and Climate – The Riverside Centre DE24 8HY (Joint Public Issues Team of of the Baptist Union of Great Britain, the Church of Scotland, the Methodist Church and the United Reformed Church) Includes a Green Christian Stall
.7 March: Winchester: at the Wessex Centre, Winchester Cathedral. 9.30am
Launch of Christian Aid’s new 2020campaign: New Deal for Climate Justice starting with coffee and pastries and then a morning of info about the campaign, time for planning effective local action and worship. Please could you spread the word? caid.org.uk/campaignkickoff2020, or book on eventbrite.
6 March Doncaster: Open public talk on the theme below: College University Centre.
14 March: Norwich Launch of Christian Aid’s new 2020campaign: New Deal for Climate Justice starting with coffee and pastries and then a morning of info about the campaign, time for planning effective local action and worship. Please could you spread the word? caid.org.uk/campaignkickoff2020, or book on eventbrite.
Sat 14 March: Okehampton, Quakers and Climate Justice: an Introduction – 10am–12pm followed by a shared lunch. Ockment Centre, North Street, Okehampton EX20 1AR
14 March: Banes, Bath: Hope for Creation in Crisis 9.30a.m. – 4.00p.m.
Workshop leaders include: 1) Mark Siddall – following on from talk
21 March: Falmouth: Responding to the Biodiversity Crisis – Churches Together in Falmouth 9.30am-1pm With Prof John Spicer of Marine Zoology, Univ. Plymouth at Falmouth Methodist Church
Sat 21 March: Taunton: Biodiversity in the Churchyard. March. St James Church Taunton TA1 1JS 9.00 to 13.00. Free event
21 March: Newcastle : 9.30-1: Open Environment Forum at Newcastle Diocese Synod: Lots of good workshops: here
Sat 28 March: 8.30pm Earth Hour – Switch off your lights for an hour
Mon 30 March: Leeds: Climate Change: heartache and hope: Ecumenical Service and workshops at St George’s Church LS1 3BR 6pm for 6.30pm
10-16 May: Christian Aid Week
17 May: Rogation Sunday – Plan an outdoor service
14 June: Tax Justice Sunday
17 Aug: Green Christian (online) workshop: Non-Violent Direct Action
19 Aug: 8pm Online. The Climate and Ecological Crisis (and what we can do about it) with Melanie Nazareth. Listen and discuss, then ponder and pray. The evening will include an opportunity for discussion in breakout rooms, and Q&A at the end. Organised by Hope in Action.
Monday 24 Aug: Green Christian workshop: Non-Violent Direct Action discernment
31 Aug – 6 Sept: Vigil for the Earth with Christian Climate Action. Extinction Rebellion faith groups are holding a 24/7 silent prayer and meditation for the Earth in Central London.
1 Sept – 4 Oct: Creation Time /Season of Creation. See our new post on Season of Creation .
Visit the Season of Creation website and tell them if you are planning to organise and event. Green Christian has just signed up as a partner of Season of Creation. The suggested theme for 2020 is “Jubilee for the Earth: New Rhythms, New Hope”
6 Sept: Climate Sunday Plan a Climate Sunday Service at your local church on 6 September or any Sunday in the coming year leading up to September 2021 the COP meeting in Autumn 2021 in Glasgow
Wednesday 9 Sept. Green Christian workshop: Care of The Heart Space with Sister Zoë Leadbetter
Fri 11 Sept: Cheltenham: A one-hour Stations of Creation walk is scheduled for the early evening starting from St Thomas More’s car park, GL51 7RA.
Sat 19 Sep: Wirral Earth Fest, St Bridget’s Church Hall and fields, West Kirby
19 Sept 2020 London: A Faith Response to Climate Emergency with GC Information Officer, Ruth Jarman, 10.30 am – 4.00 pm. Cost £30 Concessions £20. Please bring a packed lunch. Coffee and tea provided. The Meditatio Centre, St Mark’s Myddelton Square, London EC1R 1XX
Wednesday 23 Sept. Green Christian workshop: Justice, Jubilee, and looking to COP 26 with Sister Zoë Leadbetter
Thursday lunchtimes Sept to mid Oct: – online meetings intended to build knowledge and understanding within the climate movement of the history of the UN climate negotiations, how they work, what issues are up for negotiation etc. Register here: See also: COP26 Coalition’s newsletter –
4 Oct: World Animals Day Mission:- To raise the status of animals in order to improve welfare standards around the globe.
As someone who has long lived with some degree of eco anxiety and climate grief, Andii Bowsher is concerned that we learn together to handle them as well as can be and to support one another in it. As Christians, liturgy and ritual have a part to play in this for ourselves and shared with others, this is a discussion on their role, and how they can help …
10 Oct: Online conference “Working Together to Net Zero” 10:00-16:00 Hosted by All Saints Church Leighton Buzzard and the Diocese of St Albans and A Rocha. An online conference for churches of all denominations to learn how Eco Church can help them cut their carbon and care for creation. Keynote speakers, Workshops and Networking. £5 donation to A Rocha UK More details and booking on Eventbrite
Fri 16 Oct: “Preaching for the Planet Like There’s No Tomorrow” Frances Ward and Jenny Wilson 6.30pm BST https://bit.ly/3cYY8CB Online – book now and get a reminder! – Part of Durham Book Festival
17 Oct A just Transition for Scotland’s Housing. 10-12.30 Zoom. EcoCongregation Scotland. Confirmed Speakers:
Wed 21 Oct Green Christian workshop: Green Discipleship: Knowing your carbon footprint and doing something about it with Adrian Frost of Climate Stewards
23 Oct GC Annual Members’ Meeting: The Meeting (formerly planned for 7 November in London) will now take place by Zoom on 23 October.
23-25 Oct: Green Christian (Online) Festival: Open to all.
24-30 Oct: Ethical Consumer Week -Exploring the role of ethical production and consumption in building more resilient communities. Run by the Ethical Consumer Magazine- a week of online panels, workshops, and virtual tours.
24- 30th Oct: ECCR is hosting ‘Restoring Hope‘, a series of online events, run during Good Money Week (24th – 30th October) exploring the connections between faith and finance. See the programme Speakers include Justin Thacker, Ruth Valerio, Rohan Williams
27 Oct: 7 – 8.30pm Worcester Environmental Group (WEG) will share ideas and tips on making your church community more engaged in caring for God’s creation If you are interested in practical steps you can take to increase biodiversity in your own garden or in your church/community environment then please come along and meet our local experts. Please book your place now More on the Worcester Environmental Group
1 Nov: Start of the third running of the GC Seven Session Radical Presence course: Sundays 7pm
Wed 4 Nov 7pm Green Christian workshop Developing communication approaches for Green issues with Staffan Engstrom, who has worked with many different organisations on strategy development for over 20 years. Register
Some events missing - About 10 online workshops
7 Dec 7.45 Second of four weekly meetings on Laudato-Si Father Michael Healy (from Bristol) asks, “Where is God’s first revelation?”, and draws encouragement from the encyclical for us to hope that we can together save Our Common Home before it is too late. More info and for the Zoom link
10 Dec: Webinar to launch the The Creation Care scheme
The website helps households work out what their next steps are in caring for God’s creation, whether they’re completely new to this, or have been trying to live sustainably for years. It’s also designed to help us celebrate our successes, with Bronze, Silver and Gold Awards. Individual households can sign up to the scheme at https://creationcare.org.uk/members/
12 Dec: 5th Anniversary of the Paris Agreement. Christian Climate Action are holding vigils to call for the promises of the Paris Agreement to begin.
12 Dec: Third of four Saturday 11am Advent Meetings on Climate and Colour: (by Zoom) 11am-12pm (28 Nov, 5,12,19 Dec) 3: Samantha Lindo on: the racialised effects of air pollution in Bristol. Co-hosted by Green Christian and Christian Climate Action
14 Dec 7.45pm Third of four weekly meetings on Laudato-Si: CAFOD Community Participation Co-ordinator, Liz Baldwin, tells how Laudato Si’ is at the heart of CAFOD’s new strategy, and talks about the LiveSimply Award for parishes and groups. More info and for the Zoom link
Wednesday 16 Dec: 7pm: Electric Cars: benefits, issues, options and costs Green Christian Online Workshop See details and to book
21 Dec, Fourth of four weekly meetings on Laudato-Si Sister Margaret Atkins OSA (from Lancaster Diocese) will speak in particular about the third chapter of Laudato Si’, and explain how Pope Francis traces the ‘human roots’ of the ecological crisis to what he calls the ‘technocratic paradigm’. “In quest of human flourishing”. More info and for the Zoom link Co-hosted by Green Christian and Christian Climate Action
19 Dec: Fourth of four Saturday 11am Advent Meetings on Climate and Colour: (by Zoom) 11am-12pm (28 Nov, 5,12,19 Dec) Rev. Israel Oluwole Olofinjana will give a talk about the Olive Agenda: the need to Promote the Brown Agenda alongside the Green Agenda. Please book
Wed 30 Dec: End of year reflection: Beyond 2020 with Andrew Norman and Barbara Echlin Green Christian Zoom Workshop 7pm
Thur 1 Jan: Pray and Fast for the Climate
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