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2016 2016: UN International Year of Pulses
21 May Sheffield The Quiet Garden Movement’s Annual Gathering - Seeds Sown: the Quiet Garden Journey – at Totley Rise Methodist Church, 1 Grove Rd, Sheffield S17 4DJ – 10am for 10.30 start – 4pm There’ll be an opportunity to hear about, and visit, Totley Rise Quiet Garden. Workshops will be offered on Teilhard de Cardin’s journey in Christ (Revd Philip Roderick) and Finding our Quiet Spaces in Daily Life (Matt Freer). There will also be stories from Quiet Gardens and a chance to meet others interested in Quiet Gardens.All are welcome but pre-booking is essential please book online or download a flyer01494 569057 info@quietgarden.org
21 May Milton Keynes Visit to Ryton Organic Gardens, near Coventry -organised by Milton Keynes Christian Environment Group: Guided tour of the gardens, lunch in the vegetarian café, plus free time to look at the displays and visit the shop. Cost of tour and entry approx £10.00. We plan to travel in cars, leaving MK at 10.00am and arriving back by 4.00pm Contact David Miller for further details and to book.
22 May Settle and Keasden Growing the Rural Church  Conference/ workshop followed by Lambing Service.
1 June Settle Illustrated talk: Flowers of Malham
Tarn by Dr Judith Allinson
Former tutor at Malham Tarn Field Centre – St John’s Methodist
Church Hall, Settle BD24 9JH
7.30-9pm Adults £5 /child/stu £3
In Aid of Rainforest Fund
1-30 June UK 30 Days Wild: Can you do something wild every day for 30 days in June?
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
5 June: World World Environment Day
Environment Sunday
10-12 June: Clun, Shropshire Eco Weekend run by Clun Methodist Church Green Group
10: Saturday: Swop Shop coffee morning.No charge, just donations.11:Sunday 10am , a service will be led by the group with music and pictures for contemplation entitled “Celebrating God in Creation” .We shall be thinking with gratitude of the beautiful area in which we live”12: Monday:- we plan a visit to hay meadows near the Stiperstones meet aat 2.30pm at the pub.
10-12 June: Noddfa, Penmaen -mawr, N Wales Green Christian 2016 Retreat
18 June: Bristol Bristol Local Group Green Christian Prayer Walk, Blaise Castle 18th June 10am meet at car park entrance by Kings Weston Road.
18 June: St Ives, Cambs. Common Future and Changing Climate
Speakers include Christian Aid and Vellore Diocese, South India.
10 am—4 pm – St.Ives Free Church
Cost: £10-00per person
Contacts: Priscilla Barlow 01763 852841 (Priscilla.Barlow@keme.co.uk) Lily Whymer 01638 507576 (lilywhymer@gmail.com)
12-19 June: World Laudato Si Week – Celebrate 1st anniversary of Laudato Si
24-26 June: Wychling Church Kent The Community of St Margaret (COSM)
A weekend in the grounds adjacent to Wychling Church Kent,
29 June: Heslington, York The Beautiful Burial Ground Conference by caring for God’s acre: 9.30 – 4 – this includes a lot of very good taks and activities
1 July London Operation Noah AGM and Supporters’ Day: St Andrew’s, Short Street, Waterloon Operation Noah write: “We welcome all who currently support, or are interested in the work of, Operation Noah, to join us for our annual supporters’ day. There will be a brief AGM, with election of board members, followed by an update on the ongoing work of the Bright Now campaign, its achievements to date and plans for the future. We will have a bring-and-share lunch together before the meeting. Please do join us.”
5 July Peterborough Peterborough Cathedral and
Peterborough Eco-faith Network. An open invitation: Claire Foster-Gilbert(Director, Westminster Abbey Institute;
co-author: ‘How many lightbulbs does it take to change a Christian?’ and ‘Don’t stop at the lights’.)Green and Cheerful. 7.30 pm.
in Peterborough Cathedral.
7 July Exeter Churches and Community Energy conference
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
18-22 July July Parcevall Hall, Apple- treewick, Yorks Dales Hope for Our Planet? Christians Aware Summer School
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
26-29 Aug Greenbelt Stall at Greenbelt
5 Nov London Green Christian Annual Members Meeting, London

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