Spirit in Action for the Climate: workshop

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Date posted: 1 February 2015

Are you passionate about climate change? Do you want to make a difference and inspire others?

Date: Saturday 14 March, 10am to 5pm.

Venue: St Andrew’s Church, Short Street, Waterloo, London SE1 8LJ.

Please register here.

2015 is an exciting and pivotal year, with the General Election and critical UN climate talks. The Christian community has an important role in urging governments and the churches to take action, nationally and internationally.

Operation Noah and Hope for the Future are co-hosting this workshop to equip Christians with the spiritual inspiration, knowledge and tools to get active in their communities. The day will provide a supportive forum to explore your spiritual calling and what has motivated you to want to take action. There will be space to explore your own personal story and to share with others.

The afternoon sessions will be action focused, looking at the range of different campaign areas that you can get involved with and how to inspire others. See the programme for more details.

Speakers and workshops include:

  • Bishop Richard Cheetham, who will explore the spiritual inspiration for this work and reflect upon the science and political issues from a Christian perspective.
  • Eilidh Macpherson, Campaign Manager at CAFOD, who will provide the context and political overview of the climate movement for the coming year and beyond.
  • Group exercises on exploring your Christian spiritual calling to stewardship of creation and taking action on climate change.
  • Mobilising your church and community on climate change.
  • How to make a real impact on a political level through letter writing and lobbying.
  • Fossil free finance: the church’s investments, and individual banking and investment.
  • Overview of faith-led and national climate change campaigns.

Cost is £15 / £10 (includes lunch).

Please register here.

You can download a flier for the event here.

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