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2) PEACE NEWS WINTER GATHERING (Nottingham)
15 – 17 January 2010
Join people from across the spectrum of the British peace movement for a weekend of exploration, celebration and empowerment - learning from other movements, struggling with challenging issues, and creating greater cohesion and solidarity in a segmented peace movement.
Highlights include:Report back from the Gaza Freedom March; Building for the February blockade at Aldermaston; No Borders report on recent immigrant solidarity campaigning in Calais; Radical climate change activism after Copenhagen; Workshops with Seeds for Change.
Accommodation available. Bookings: www.peacenewsgathering.info
Organised by Peace News in conjunction with Nottingham Students Peace Movement and Notts Anti-Militarism.
3) SPIRITUAL RESPONSES TO GLOBAL CRISES (London)
A five week series of reflective workshops:
Venue: St Ethelburga’s Centre for Reconciliation & Peace, 78, Bishopsgate,
London EC2N 4AG
All meetings: 6.30pm – 9.15pm. Cost: £20 for the course (£12 conc.); Note:The workshops are a complete series, and we aim to travel together as a group through the various themes. We prefer not to take bookings for single workshops.
Thurs 14 Jan: How much is enough? With Murray Corke (Community of Interbeing, UK network based on Thich Nhat Hanh’s teachings).
Thurs 21 Jan: Get connected... With Muzammal Hussain (Wisdom In Nature/London Islamic Network for the Environment).
Thurs 28 Jan: Whoa! Can slowing down help? With Rabbi Jeffrey Newman (Earth Charter, UK).
Thurs 4 Feb: A new relationship with creation? With Justine Huxley (Golden Sufi Centre).
Thurs 11 Feb: Prayer and hope With Martin Palmer (Alliance of Religions & Conservation).
Bookings & more info: Visit the events page at www.stethelburgas.org
Tel: 020 7496 1615
4) FAITH & THE ENVIRONMENT EVENT (Sheffield)
When: 20th January 2010, 9.45am for a 10.15 start, 'til 4pm
Where: The Quaker Meeting House, St James Street Sheffield, S1 2EW
What's the event about? This one day conference convened by Sheffield Faiths Forum and SHEBEEN will provide the opportunity to:
- Learn about, and discuss the views of faith communities on our relationship with the environment [the earth], based on traditional teachings and current action in response to climate change
- Develop a faith perspective on the environment; identifying common ground and differences in approach
Includes input from ShINE & LINE/WIN
Who should attend?
* Members of local faith groups
* Members of local environmental organisations
* Anyone interested in a faith perspective on the environment
Download the flyer here: http://www.offer.org.uk/resources/documents/Faith%20and%20the%20Environment%20flyer%20final.pdf or book online at www.offer.org.uk/events
5) SEEDY SUNDAY (East Sussex)
Date: Sun 7th Feb 2010
Seedy Sunday the event is the UK's biggest community seed swap. It takes place every February in Brighton and Hove, in southern England. In return for a donation or in exchange for seed they have saved, growers can choose seeds from dozens of traditional varieties of garden vegetables, to take
home and grow.More info: www.seedysunday.org
6) TOOLS FOR SOCIAL CHANGE (Gloucestershire)
A Trapese week-long course at Ragman's Lane Farm
Sat 27th March - Sat 3rd April 2010
This course follows the success of the "Do It Yourself, Tools for empowerment and social change" at Findhorn College in March 2009.
Location: Ragman's Lane Farm Forest of Dean, a sixty acre farm in Gloucestershire teaching people how to use land sustainably.
Cost: £175-350, depending on income.
Who? Trapese is a popular education collective who have been organising interactive workshops which aim to inspire action since 2004. To register please contact us before 27th January 2010.
More info: www.trapese.org
7) PERMACULTURE DESIGN COURSE (Morocco) - Beginning on April 17th 2010, the course runs in the Moroccan mountains for 14 days with the option of a further week exploring the region and visiting other projects. The course is in partnership with the permaculture research institute of Australia - http://permaculture.org.au - please email Alex Metcalfe
Travel with the planet in mind - London to Morocco overland/by boat: www.seat61.com/Morocco.htm
WIN is the UK's first local Islamic ecological activist group. Our original name was LINE, a name that co-exists for the time being. We hold open forums in central London and engage in a transformative approach. Our activities include deep dialogue, educational talks and workshops, climate change campaigning, and nature outings. Find out more about us by visiting our website: http://www.wisdominnature.org.uk
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