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27 April, Leeds 'Ask a Climate Scientist!' Mill Hill Chapel, Leeds LS1 5EB
- 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.
29 Apr, Ripon College, Cuddesdon, nr Oxford Christian Rural and Environmental Studies Day Conference
with Andy Atkins and Margot Hodson Ripon College Cuddesdon nr. Oxford
29 April Oxford Creation Care - Theology, Sprituality and Mission-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
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 FundBarn Dance 7pm Settle Catholic Church - Run by Churches Together in Settle and District
6 May, Charlbury, Oxford The Spirituality of Churchyards
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
6 May, Reading Creation Care - Theology, Sprituality and Mission-
6 May, Swaffham Good News for God's Earth - 10am - 4.30pm
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:
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
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
20 May, Hecklington (actually 15 miles from the sea) near SleafordHecklington 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
Rogation Sunday23 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
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www.projectbritain.com/calendar/april.html -pictorial fact of the day
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