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Report on "Think of a world Conference on 24-26 November 2006


Barbara Marks writes: I am still on a high after being invited to do a LOAF presentation at the Methodist conference at Church Stretton on Saturday. Two stunning speakers were Revd. Graham Carter and Dudley Coates. Rt Hon Ian Pearsons came to support the conference and spoke. He did a grand salesman job for the government but it is by the governments record that they will be judged, not by their words. However all credit to him, in a hostile world he came to support and stayed for a while and I am sure there are things going on in the background that we do not know about.


Think of a World…Conference aims: Action -- Less Words - . The conference will focus on climate changeSpeakers include the President and Vice President of the Methodist Church Conference – Revd Graham Carter and Dudley Coates. THINK how we can achieve (this vision) by taking action individually and working together PLEDGE with others to take action and learn more about how. Organised by the Shrewsbury & Wolverhampton District of the Methodist Church but everyone with an interest in the environment, climate change, and how we can take action is invited to attend

Fri 24 th Nov
Station Inn, Marshbrook, Church Stretton
From 19.00: Meals/bar snacks available

20.30: Environmental politics & theology in the rural arena - short presentation & informal discussion, Revd Graham Carter & Dudley Coates, Chaired by Simon Bedell

Sat 25 th Nov
Methodist Church .
10.00: Welcome , Revd John Howard, Chairman of District
10.15: Climate Change: Today's Imperative , Rt. Hon. Ian Pearson
10.45: From Garden to City , Revd Graham Carter, President of Methodist Conference
11.45: So you think you know what's good for the environment. Dudley Coates, Vice President of Methodist Conference
13.30: Beyond the Church - the developing world and the Church's policy, Steve Hucklesby, Secretary for International Affairs for the Methodist Church
14.45: Panel Session , Revds Graham Carter, Dudley Coates, John Howard, and Richard Davies, Director of Marches Energy Agency
16.00: Summing up, closing worship, Revds Graham Carter, John Howard

Methodist Church Hall.
12.00 - 15.45: Exhibition of practical options for buildings and gardens, inc. sustainable energy and water

United Reformed Church.
11.45: Make do and Mend , Revd Caroline Homer
13:30 : Gardening in the Global Greenhouse , Ruth Hep, Resurgence
14.45: What LOAF means and how to make a meal out of it , Ludlow Christian Ecology Link group

United Reformed Church Hall.
11.45: Your carbon foot-print - what size and how to reduce it in homes and other buildings , Richard Davies, Director of Marches Energy Agency
13.30: Sustainable travel & the moral dilemmas , Tristan Haynes, Marches Energy Agency
14.45: Engage your church/group on the issues that matter , Jo Rathbone, National Coordinator of Ecocongregation

Mayfair Centre.
10.30 - 16.00: Exhibition on environmental issues and groups, book stall, gifts, fairtrade, Traidcraft
9.30 - 16.00: Themed prayer room
9.30 - 16.00: LOAF café

Display of eco-vehicles
Visit to Entertaining Elephants

Sat 25 th - evening
St Lawrence's Parish Centre
From 20.00: Barn Dance & ploughman's supper, £3 adults, £1 children

Sun 26 th Nov
Church Stretton Parish Church
10.30: Ecumenical worship , all welcome, preacher: Revd. Graham Carter, President of Conference. Pledges for action from churches and during Saturday will be dedicated by the President during the Sunday service.


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