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A lecture by Andy Atkins
The environment is in trouble, from climate change, through species loss, to air pollution. We need to roll out solutions urgently and at scale, and enlist sectors of society which could accelerate progress. Could the UK churches be one? And if so, what would it take to bring that about?
Andy Atkins, an experienced charity campaigner and Christian will take a hard-nosed look at these questions examining the biblical mandate for action, the actual potential, significant challenges and opportunities. He’ll draw on his insider knowledge of key campaigns such as the unprecedented 2005 Make Poverty History campaign, and Friends of the Earth’s successful Bee Cause, and propose next steps and challenges to Christians, Church leaders and politicians alike.
Date and Time
Fri 19 May 2017
19:45 – 21:45 BST
Scottish Storytelling Centre
43-45 High St
For further details and tickets click here.
On the 19th of May, Andy Atkins will be doing a lecture on Mobilising Churches on the environment as part of the Faith Communities and Environmental Activism Conference. You can sign up for the event here
Eleanor Harris is organising three events in advance of the Edinburgh Council elections which might be of interest to Edinburgh Eco-Congregation Network members.
We will meet candidates in a local greenspace, and go for a stroll in the park discussing what local government can do for nature in Edinburgh in a setting hopefully more fun, friendly and constructive than the average political meeting.
The three events are:
18 April 6pm Inverleith Park https://www.meetup.com/Wild-Reekie/events/238855958/
26 April 6pm Arthur’s Seat https://www.meetup.com/Wild-Reekie/events/238856019/
2 May 6pm Saughton Park Gardens https://www.meetup.com/Wild-Reekie/events/238856055/
Edinburgh Practical Pilgrim DayOrganised by Confraternity of St JamesSaturday, 8th April 2017, 10.30am-2.30pmCafé Camino, St Mary’s Cathedral
1 Little King Street, Edinburgh, EH1 3JD (top of Leith Walk)Talks and demonstrations of how you can best prepare to walk the Camino de Santiago, as well as the opportunity to ask questions to experienced pilgrims about your particular planned route
Equipment advice from Cotswold Outdoor£15 Entry – Teas/Coffees and lunch provided
(vegetarian friendly).Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with any dietary requirements.To register please visit:
http://www.csj.org.uk/practical-pilgrim-day-edinburgh-2017/There will be a mass at the Cathedral at 10am for anyone wishing to attend.
- Join Murrayfield Churches Together, in Edinburgh, for an evening service as they turn the lights out for Earth Hour.Arrive at 8pm for tea, coffee and fair-trade baking before a reflective hour of hymns, prayers and films.A retiring collection will be taken for the World Wildlife Fund.At Saughtonhall United Reformed Church, 85-87 Saughtonhall Drive, Edinburgh EH12 5TRFurther information here.
Resources for Edinburgh:
Energy Saving Trust in South East Scotland
For advice on energy efficiency and reducing energy bills or to simply check if you are entitled to any government grants, please don’t hesitate to contact the Community Liaison Officer for your area, Dagmara Opilka. You can contact her on:
Direct line: 0131 468 8682 | Helpline: 0800 512 012.
Complete and send the Referral Form to check if you are eligible for financial support.
Dagmara has offered to arrange a meeting or a talk to discuss the available services from the Energy Saving Trust. For more information click on the leaflet link Home Energy Scotland.