04 May 2017
Organisers are counting down to a Faith and the Environment conference that is to be held at Edward King House, Lincoln, on Saturday, 13th May 2017 (9.30am–4.30pm; 10am start).
Confirmed speakers for this event include the Bishop of Lincoln, who will set the scene for the day, speaking of his attendance at a USPG international consultation in Fiji in July 2016. Here, Bishop Christopher met people who are already being directly affected by global warming. More details on this, including video links, are available here
The keynote speaker will be Bishop Graham Cray (previously Archbishops’ Missioner and team leader of Fresh Expressions), and other presenters and workshop leaders will include:
Dr Vicky Dunn (Grimsby Community Energy)
Mark Schofield (Conservation Officer, Living Landscapes; Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust)
the Revd Andrew Hall and colleagues from St Catherine’s Church, Burbage, winners of the A Rocha Eco Church GOLD award
Judi Perry (Christian Aid).
A bookstall will be provided by Unicorn Tree Books, Lincoln, and there will also be information and resources from USPG and several other exhibitors. Please see here for more.
Note: please book (£6 plus £0.96 booking fee) to avoid disappointment: last year’s conference was filled to capacity.
In addition to a conference website, a Facebook page will feature regular updates (search for Faith and Environment Lincolnshire), and email enquiries may be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org
Climate Justice event at Heckington (20th May 2017)
On the following Saturday (20th May 2017; 7pm), St Andrew’s Church in Heckington will host an event offering information on the causes, effects and human impact of global climate change, and also details of Christian Aid’s campaign for Climate Justice.
As the organisers state, ‘Heckington-by-the-Sea [as depicted in a poster specially prepared for the event, shown above] could become a reality if climate change is allowed to continue unchecked’. This special event for Christian Aid Week hosted by St Andrew’s Church, Heckington, in association with Global Sleaford, ‘aims to help churches understand the causes and effects of climate change and to bring to our attention its very real and devastating impacts on people across the world. More optimistically, we will learn how our local community is responding and how we can all help to stem the tide (literally) and safeguard our planet for the next generation’.
Tickets (£5) include a supper and may be obtained by calling 01529 46 02 72 or via email.
Information on St Andrews’s Church is available from the church website.
Global Sleaford is an organisation that has been set up ‘to help the people of Sleaford understand the precious, fragile planet we live on and its people... and to be aware of the threats they face’. Further information may be obtained from the group’s Facebook page.
More information on the work of Christian Aid is available at www.christianaid.org.uk
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