21 Jan 2007

Salaams

This is from LINE....useful digest of green faith events coming up...



Salaams,

Here's a few events and notices, capital-centric but hopefully inspiring, if not useful even to those outside...

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1) AVERTING CLIMATE CHANGE: WHAT DOES YOUR FAITH SAY?

Date: Tues 30th January
Time: 6.30-8.30pm
Venue: St Ethelburga's Centre, 78 Bishopsgate, London EC2N 4AG

Speakers:

Aubrey Meyer (Director of the Global Commons Institute)
Imam Abdul-Hakim Murad (Lecturer in Islamic Studies at the University of Cambridge)
Claire Foster (Policy advisor to the Church of England on environmental issues)

A multi-faith gathering on the theme of climate change to mark the anniversary of Gandhi's assassination. With live music, refreshments and readings from Gandhi. In collaboration with the Gandhi Foundation. This event is free and open to all.

Web: http://www.stethelburgas.org; E-mail: helen@stethelburgas.org ; Tel: 020 7496 1610





2) LONDON SUSTAINABILITY EXCHANGE: JOBS AND INTERNSHIPS


South Asian Climate Change Ambassadors
Help excite and inspire South Asian communities, so that they understand the challenge of climate change and the difference they could make.

Diverse London Ambassadors
Reach out to multi-ethnic, multi-faith communities and businesses with stimulating participative activities and events to encourage sustainable living.

Motivate London and Diverse London Projects Intern
Key elements of this role will include supporting the delivery of our comprehensive events programme, and researching and writing resources for our Motivate London and Diverse London web pages.

For more information on these roles please visit http://www.lsx.org.uk/aboutus/jobsandinternships_page2535.aspx



3) LINE: WEBSITE LAUNCH

If you haven't yet visited the new website of the London Islamic Network for the Environment, please go to: http://www.lineonweb.org.uk

The website lists all previous and upcoming monthly forums for the group. It also contains a photoalbum page which captures a selection of past LINE activities, explains how you can take part (see page titled 'volunteer'), and provides a comprehensive account of the history of Islamic environmental groups in the UK (see the page titled 'who are we', which also includes a selection of FAQ's about the group).

Useful blurb for weblink:
LINE is the UK's first local Islamic environmental group. They hold open monthly forums in central London. Their activities include educational talks and workshops, environmental justice activities such as climate change campaigning, and ethically orientated food and social events.




4) ADVANCED NOTICES


a) NATIONAL CLIMATE DEMO: Saturday December 8th

The next big National Climate Demo will be Saturday December 8th. It will be part of a Global Day of Action with demonstrations all round the world, on the Saturday midway through the UN Climate Talks (COP 13/MOP3) in Bali, Indonesia. See http://www.globalclimatecampaign.org .



b) CAMPAIGN AGAINST CLIMATE CHANGE: INTERNATIONAL CLIMATE CONFERENCE

Weekend of May 19th-20th, London: (Date to be properly confirmed – Please keep an eye on website)

CCC are organising an International Climate Conference for the weekend May 19th-20th (most likely, but to be confirmed) in London, most probably at the London School of Economics. (Please check website for updates)
http://www.campaigncc.org

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