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  • 26-29 Aug 2016 Stall at Greenbelt
  • 5 Nov: Green Christian Annual Members Meeting, London
  • 28 Jan 2017 proposed Date for Way of Life workshop
2016 2016: UN International Year of Pulses
18-22 July Parcevall Hall, Apple- treewick, Yorks Dales Hope for Our Planet? Christians Aware Summer School
20 July St Ethelburga’s, London Wed 20 July 6.30pm: Spiritual ecology – aliveness and the metamorphosis of scienceJoin us for a very special evening with ‘eco-philosopher’, writer and scholar Andreas Weber. More info and registration
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/
8 Aug  World Earth Overshoot Day 2016 – Tell your local community about 
13 Aug  Peterborough  10-4.00 in St Johns. – Green Festival Launch Day. – Joining others with a display in St John’s Church.
22-25 Aug Ecumenical Animal Welfare Retreat, Charney Manor, Oxfordshire
26-29 Aug Greenbelt Stall at Greenbelt
28 Aug Ludlow Ludlow Green Festival – Green Footprints4pm – Castle Square, Ludlow -Come and browse over 60 stalls offering tasty morsels, illuminating information and made with love items at the Green Fair on Castle Square. Then you can help out the buzzing Hawthorn Hedge pollinator puppets, try out the recipes from the Insectivorous Cooking Demos or listen to the Vintage Jazz Revival Band! Join in the activity sessions with Scrappies or visit the Polar Bear model watching over the Square and lots more. Open Day at the Allotments is a short stroll from town with gardening advice and food to sample. Plenty of fun for everyone to enjoy.Then finish off the day with Party at the Brewery and a 3 band line-up –at Ludlow Brewery £8 in advance www.wegottickets.com or £9 on the door. Food and bar. – Full details at http://www.greenfestival.co.uk
28 Aug St James, Piccadilly, London Eucharist Service- Animal Welfare a Christian Concern? with Tony Campolo
28 Aug Greenbelt ‘An Audience with Tony Campolo’ – t 6.30-8.30pm – Hub Coffee House, Oasis Centre, 1 Kennington Road, London, SE1 7QP. -Join Tony Campolo and Steve Chalke in conversation as Tony explores issues including everything from Donald Trump and American evangelicalism to ISIS, radicalisation, social justice and animal welfare. – Please book for this.
1 Sep – 4 Oct World Creation Time – Eco-Congregation Scotland has published material for use by congregations during Creation Time 2016. – The material comes from an ecumenical writing group, with contributors from the Church of Scotland, the Scottish Episcopal Church and the United Reformed Church.It follows the theme, Followers of Jesus, Caring for Creation, emphasising the readings from the Gospel of Luke which appear in the Revised Common Lectionary in September.
www.ecocongregationscotland.org/creationtime
If you wish to link directly to each week’s material on your own web site we ask that you use these links, exactly as printed, so we can track usage more easily:Materials for Week 1 – September 4th
PDF: http://gh.cm/295tO83
WEB: http://gh.cm/297Q7e2Materials for Week 2 – September 11th
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http://gh.cm/29eWQa4
WEB: http://gh.cm/296nzmAMaterials for Week 3 – September 18th
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http://gh.cm/294JGva
WEB: http://gh.cm/2979LuWMaterials for Week 4 – September 25th
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http://gh.cm/29a1ns1
WEB: http://gh.cm/29cSkY4
2 Sept Nr Oxford “Definitely Rural and Environmental” CRES residential in Ripon College Cuddesdon nr. Oxford in September. We have decided to open up the Friday of the residential to day visitors as we have an excellent and very interesting programme. In the afternoon we will visit a natural burial ground, a composting toilet at a small chapel, and a local farm shop. In the evening Dr Richard Gunton will lead a session on “Why conservation is a religious matter and how it can be Christian.”
21 Sept London Faith for the Climate Symposium – St John’s Church, Waterloo Road, London SE1 8TY – £5 entry, includes supper 5-9pmHow should people of faith be praying, protecting, working and campaigning for this earth that is given to us in sacred trust?Whether you are a concerned individual, an activist, an NGO or a faith-based organization, you are invited to come along and join the conversation. SPEAKERS:-Bishop Nicholas Holtam – Leading Church of England voice on climate.Dr Husna Ahmad - Director, Global OneSir David King – Former UK Special Representative for Climate Change.George Marshall - Climate Outreach Information NetworkCo-Chairs - Rabbi Natan Levy, Maiya Rahman (Islamic Relief), Canon Giles Goddard (Operation Noah)
21 Sept London Faith for the Climate Symposium – St John’s Church, Waterloo Road, London SE1 8TY – £5 entry, includes supper 5-9pmHow should people of faith be praying, protecting, working and campaigning for this earth that is given to us in sacred trust?Whether you are a concerned individual, an activist, an NGO or a faith-based organization, you are invited to come along and join the conversation. SPEAKERS:-Bishop Nicholas Holtam – Leading Church of England voice on climate.Dr Husna Ahmad - Director, Global OneSir David King – Former UK Special Representative for Climate Change.George Marshall - Climate Outreach Information NetworkCo-Chairs - Rabbi Natan Levy, Maiya Rahman (Islamic Relief), Canon Giles Goddard (Operation Noah)
6 Oct Liverpool Churchyard Tree Conferences  with the Church of England and Caring for Gods Acre – in Liverpool on October 6th and London on November 2nd.The conferences will support you to care for churchyard trees, reveal their importance to the community, and identify and record them. Speakers will include historic landscapes consultant Dr Hilary Taylor, arboricultural consultant Russell Ball, Caring for Gods Acre, and many more.Please book
6 -9 Oct Aberdaron in North Wales Join Martin Palmer,  Mary Colwell,  Davydd Hughes Davies (Story Teller) and Tim Higgins at an inspiring Sacred Land weekend

Download a leaflet here 

9 Oct Peterborough  6.30 in Park Road Baptist Church. – Creation Tide Service: Lamentation and Hope – Living with God in the Creation.Amy Ross (A Rocha, with experience in Africa (forestry) and Cambridge (Cambridge Carbon Footprint). – In collaboration with Churches Together in Central Peterborough, an opportunity to invite members of the Church across Peterborough to join in reflection, prayer and praise.
2 Nov London Churchyard Tree Conferences  with the Church of England and Caring for Gods Acre – in Liverpool on October 6th and London on November 2nd.The conferences will support you to care for churchyard trees, reveal their importance to the community, and identify and record them. Speakers will include historic landscapes consultant Dr Hilary Taylor, arboricultural consultant Russell Ball, Caring for Gods Acre, and many more.Please book
5 Nov London Green Christian Annual Members Meeting, London
12 Nov nr Oxford CRES Day Conference.- Ripon College Cuddesdon nr. Oxford. Speakers include Sir Ghillean Prance and Andy Lester. Bookings will be taken in the autumn
18 March Birmingham
14 May 2017 St Albans Along with the diocese of St Albans, Celebrate 2nd Sunday in May as “Walk to church sunday”

Other Events Calendars:

national-awareness-days.com

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


http://www.travelknowhow.org.uk/tactran/pages/view/131

www.educationscotland.gov.uk/resources/r/resourcecalendar/may.asp good links