well happy Eid...good to get this from LINE who do some great work, very pleased to link them up with Corner House.
LINE had no monthly forum in September because of Ramadan, but as the month comes to an end, we would like to invite you to mark your calendars for some exciting activities in October. Below are three notices: the Oct monthly forum; info about Fast for the Planet, inc main event; a link to an update on the Thai village struggle.
Wishing you a blessed and joyous Eid!
1) The London Islamic Network for the Environment (LINE) Monthly Forums invites you to:
SKILLS-SHARING WORKSHOP & 'WHAT MAKES COMMUNITY?'
This will take place on Sun 12th of Oct 2008, from 2.15pm to 4.45pm, at the London Mennonite Centre: Address:14 Shepherds Hill, London, N6 5AQ. Nearest Tube: Highgate (Northern line): 5 mins walk: (Take the Archway Road exit). Full details will be emailed via LINEnotices soon. In the meantime, you can see them posted at: http://www.lineonweb.org.uk/Action/Monthly%20Forums/2008/mf_Oct2008.htm
(Please note that this forum is aligned to Fast for the Planet, offering an opportunity for some of the suggestions mentioned on the 'participate' page of the website).
2) FAST FOR THE PLANET: Main Event: London
Co-organised by LINE (London Islamic Network for the Environment) and St Ethelburga's Centre for Reconciliation and Peace.
You are invited to a transformative approach to caring for the planet... This call to 'Fast for the Planet' is intended to encourage a deeper action towards caring for the environment. The concept recognises the essential need for personal, community and economic transformation in engaging with the ecological challenge. It includes the use of fasting and attempts to engage people with their hearts, minds and bodies. There are a number of different ways in which you can participate in the Fast. Please consider the options posted on our website http://www.fastfortheplanet.net/Participate/participate.htm You're also invited to join us for the main event to break fast with others on:
*Date: Sun 19th Oct 2008
Time: 4pm to 8pm at St Ethelburga's Centre for Reconciliation and Peace, 78 Bishopsgate, London EC2N 4AG
(Please register interest in attending via the website).
*Although there is a main event on Sun 19th Oct 2008, Fast for the Planet is essentially a concept. The concept embodies values that will be exercised before and beyond any one event, and weaves together a range of supporting values into a more coherent whole. Moving away from: Through Fast for the Planet, we are expressing an intention to move away from our collective submission to: i) corporate domination; ii) consumerism; iii) the dominant, interest-based and fictitious monetary-system; iv) and of course, our dependence on fossil fuels. Moving towards: Simultaneously we are strengthening an intention that moves us towards: i) activation of more of our inner resources and human potential; ii) simplicity, sharing and community building; iii) economic systems that are nurturing to life, soul and community; iv) non-polluting energy, and sustainable use of the earth's resources.
For more info (incl. fast times for main event, pre-event suggestions etc..): Website: www.fastfortheplanet.net ; Tel: Muzammal: 0845 456 3960 (local rate); Helen: 020 7496 1610
3) THE STRUGGLE OF SOUTHERN THAI MUSLIM VILLAGES AGAINST A GAS-PIPELINE PROJECT
by Chana activists and others
LINE has been involved with helping highlight this struggle: through an article in LINE Leaf, as well as a public meeting in Central London. An updated comprehensive account of the struggle (in words & pictures: 2002-2008) ) is now available on the Corner House website: PDF format. http://www.thecornerhouse.org.uk/summary.shtml?x=562324 ..this link takes you to the abstract, and the pdf version can be downloaded from this page)
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