What’s on? Green and Christian Events – UK and elsewhere – Calendar

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See our frequently updated: GC Climate Action 2016 page for details of  climate events

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First  GC’s own main  events:  (Calendar for ALL OTHER organisations directly  underneath)

2016 2016: UN International Year of Pulses
29 Fe- 13 Ma UK Fair Trade Fortnight
5 March 2016 UK A Sustainable Future? A serious look at the new Sustainable Development Goals.-  09.30 am – Place: Manor Park Grove, Northfield, Birmingham B315ER – A conference organised by the John Ray Initiative looking at where we stand now on environmental sustainability, and what an appropriate Christian response should be.
10 March London The 2016 London Newman Lecture – by the Rev Dr Giles Fraser.- Loyola Hall, Heythrop College, Kensington Square, London W8 5HN at 6.00 for 6.30 – Giles Fraser was formerly Canon Chancellor of St Paul’s Cathedral and has a weekly column in the Guardian and is a regular contributor to Thought for the Day.
12 March Bloomsbury Baptist Church, London Can Enemies Become Friends? – Adventures in Reconciliation-  at Bloomsbury Baptist Church, London. Day conference organised by Anabaptists. led by David Porter, the Archbishop of Canterbury’s Director for Reconciliation. He is an experienced community relations activist, peacebuilding practitioner and community theologian. Includes an afternoon workshop let by Jo Rathbone on (3) Peace with Creation
14 March Bishop’s Castle, Shropshire Climate Change Coalition Group (local churches & green groups) have a lecture at the Three Tuns Inn 7.30pm 14th March
“The Ocean and Climate Change” by Dr Allison Weeks
3-4 April Ammerdown Centre, Somerset, Healing the World – Exploring the Environmental Crisis from Jewish and Christian Perspectives – The Ammerdown Centre, Ammerdown Park, Radstock, Somerset, BA3 5SW – Led by: Rabbi Natan Levy and Fiona Hulbert
15-16 April Coventry Ecumenical World Development Conference: Hope in a Changing Climate at The Central  Hall. Supporting organisations include A Rocha, All We Can, CAFOD, CCOW, Christian Aid, the Church of England, Commitment for Life, Global Justice Now, Operation Noah, Progressio, and TearfundOn the Friday we will be spending time hearing from expert speakers in panel sessions and reflecting on the political, theological and practical implications of the Paris Agreement. We will begin with Lunch and also share an evening meal together after an afternoon of inspiring and thought provoking sessions.On the Saturday we will continue to learn and reflect whilst also seeking to move into hopeful, practical action and the role that the Church and Christians can play in bringing hope in a changing climate.  The afternoon will be dedicated to workshops where you can engage with initiatives like Eco Church, ‘The Restorative Economy’ and how to communicate more effectively.
23 April Perth Eco-Congregation Scotland Annual Gathering 2016: A Space for Nature in your CongregationSaturday 23rd April 2016, 10:00am – 3:15pm
St Ninian’s Cathedral, North Methven St, Perth PH1 5PP – Main speakers:
Stuart Housden, head of RSPB Scotland and Andy Lester of A Rocha UK – Plus five workshops on conservation related themes.
2 Jun 2016 London 9.00am – 4.30pm Planning for Climate Change Conference
4,5 June 2016 Belper Belper Goes Green event to be held on Sat 4th and Sun 5th June 2016. It would be great to have some Christian input at the event. This is the third event Transition Belper has hosted but would be the first with Christian input.  I hope to be linking in with Hope for Belper and local churches and having a stall and/or activity.  Hope you can join in too – please see website for details: http://transitionbelper.org
10-12 June: Noddfa, Penmaen -mawr, N Wales Green Christian 2016 Retreat
11 July World World Population Day
15-17 July Hayes Conf Centre, Derbyshire Justice, Power and Responsibility – How can democracy work for the common good? NJPN  organised in partnership with NJPN Environment Group, EkklesiaTogether for the Common Good
24-27 July 2016 Oxford Third Annual Oxford Animal Ethics Summer School
The Ethics of Eating Animals –  at St Stephen’s House, OxfordThe Summer School is being organised by the Oxford Centre for Animal Ethics in partnership with the French animal society, One Voice.Papers are invited in English and French from academics world-wide on any aspect relating to the ethics of eating animals, including philosophical and religious ethics, historical, legal, psychological, scientific, and sociological perspectives. Potential topics include the morality of killing, the suffering of animals in food production, the portrayal of animals as meat, meat eating and climate change, the environmental impact of industrial farming, the utilisation of meat substitutes, in vitro meat and strategies for change.Abstracts of proposed contributions (no more than 300 words) should be sent (in English) to Clair Linzey via email: depdirector@oxfordanimalethics.com and (in French) to Muriel Arnal via email: muriel.arnal@one-voice.fr. The deadline for abstracts is 1 January 2016. Accepted papers will be considered for publication in a subsequent book volume or in the Journal of Animal Ethics.The Oxford Centre for Animal Ethics was founded in 2006 and pioneers ethical perspectives on animals through academic research, teaching, and publication.St Stephen’s House is an Anglican Theological College and a Hall of the University of Oxford.Further information about the Oxford Centre for Animal Ethics and the Summer School can be found at  www.oxfordanimalethics.com. And more information about One Voice can be found at http://www.one-voice.fr/
22-25 Aug Ecumenical Animal Welfare Retreat, Charney Manor, Oxfordshire

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

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