The Seven Weeks for Water campaign/series of studies will begin on 20 February and will be approaching World Water Day 22 March and Maundy Thursday with special resources - sign up! World Ecumenical Water Network
Proposed Christian Community:- Two CEL members aiming to establish a Christian community somewhere in the south/west of England.. read more..'
Elizabeth Rendall died on 19th November 2011. She was a very supportive member of CEL and represented CEL on the National Justice and Peace Network (NJPN) for many years where she was a leading advocate on environmental issues. Her funeral is at 11am on 1st December at our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, Wanstead.
We are thankful for all the work she did re. Care of the Environment
Creation Time –is the time between 1st September and October 4th when churches, groups and individuals thank God for the wonderful world and its biodiversity, and think of our responsibility for it. Our prayer needs include agriculture, commerce, sharing, trade justice, animal welfare, soil and water conservation and many other aspects: Resources from: Churches Together in Britain & Ireland
CEL signs letter about climate change in curriculum -Guardian 21 June:- (As do operation Noah and WWF and manyother organisations) "As teachers, college leaders, educationists, students, employers and representatives of trade unions and third sector organisations, we are worried by the proposal to drop climate change from the national curriculum -
Could you live off just £1 a day for five days? Join the livebelowtheline challenge during Become aware of how much we consume unnecessarily - and how difficult it is for poor people. "You learn a lot!" And get sponsored for a charity of your choice (within a range) that helps poor people.
CAFOD, on behalf of the Catholic Environmental Justice Group (CEJG), is recruiting for a Resource Officer Based at Catholic Bishops Conference of England & Wales ( London ). For more details, and details
At this time of year we remember Jesus who suffered and gave his life in love for God and for the people of his time and for us - a "future generation" to him.
We remember people who are suffering today and giving their lives
for love or for good causes
... (You will have your own ideas from the news)... but especially consider-
Nature Reserve Wardens in National Parks under threat of death from poachers
Tribal people and others under threat as Mining companies and Agribusiness move them from their land
Political leaders in areas of conflict, and innocent individuals trapped in between.
These people are subject to big pressures. But we at least in our every day lives can do small things:- Please help us to lead our lives remembering "future generations" and to make choices that will leave a better world - choosing to find ways of
conserving energy, (insulating houses, eating less meat,)
using renewable energy so reducing climate change,
conserving biodiversity - life support systems- species, habitats, soil, fisheries