Bright Now, Right Now

Posted in: Events
Date posted: 21 May 2014

Operation Noah supporters’ day and AGM
Date: Saturday 7 June 2014, 11.30am to 4.30pm
Place:  St. Luke’s Church Centre, Great Colmore Street, Lee Bank, Birmingham B15 2AT

Following a short AGM we will review the successes and developments of the Bright Now campaign and hear some personal stories from people who have been campaigning on climate change, including experiences from the Fossil Free Tour, General Synod debate on climate change, anti-fracking direct action and personal experiences of addressing climate change impacts in Bangladesh. In the afternoon there will be a range of interactive workshops to explore moving our campaign work forward locally and nationally.

  • A fun thought-provoking role play to consider the viewpoints of various stakeholders on fossil fuel disinvestment and then debate some key points.
  • Campaigning with letter writing: writing effective letters to Church Commissioners and MPs and how to run a letter writing workshop in your church.
  • How to negotiate your way through the Church infrastructures of national denominations to bring about change.
  • Church and community responses to fracking: sharing personal experiences of local campaigning and direct action against fracking, and further strategies at local and national levels.
  • Introducing a year of prayer and fasting in the build up to the crucial UN climate talks in Paris in 2015.
  • How we can effectively work together, facilitate good communication, support and equip ambassadors to work in their community on climate change.

Please come to contribute your ideas and enthusiasm to help build the fossil free movement in UK Churches. You can book your place here.

Bright Now

See directions to St. Luke’s Church and these additional directions from Birmingham New Street Station.
Coming out of the station follow the signs to Moor Street and cross the road which brings you out by Boots. Catch the 80,98 or 99 bus and go three stops (second stop after the island.) Turn left into Great Colmore Street at the Spar shop and the church is on the left at the top. If walking from the station follow signs to Moor Street, turn right into Smallbrook Ringway, go straight up the steep hill, cross the island with the pagoda, walk as far as Perry Beeches free school and turn left at the Spar into Great Colmore Street.

Do you want to explore Birmingham beforehand?
The Bullring shopping centre is nearby and Birmingham market is a five minute walk down the hill. If you have longer and lots of energy, you could head up New Street to see the ‘floozie and the jakuzzi’. Also well worth a visit (but be warned you could spend all day there) is the new Birmingham library, reached via the Paradise Forum. If you just have 20 minutes head for the roof and the views.

If walking from Victoria Square, go down Hill Street by the main post office, cross the road and continue straight down until you hit Smallbrook Ringway where you turn right. Just before the island with the pagoda in it cross the road near the Jester pub. Turn left into Bristol Street. Walk along as far as St Catherine’s Church (with a dome on) which is at the bottom of Great Colmore Street. Either come under the underpass or walk a little further and use the pedestrian crossing. Walk straight up the hill and St Luke’s is on the right.

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