Monday, 15 February 2010

6 March 2010 
Great Missenden (St Peter and St Paul Church and Great Missenden Church of England Combined School)
A wonderful opportunity for anyone who wants to think about care for creation in their church or school.

Join leading Christian theologians, environmental experts and members of other churches interested in how we live out our call to enjoy and care for Creation . . . and how we respond to the threats that imperil both the natural environment as a whole and, within that, the neighbours whom we are called to love.

The day will also include a Fairtrade "Big Brew," a marketplace and worship.
Keynote speakers include:
Dave Bookless, A Rocha UK and author of "Planetwise"
Paula Clifford, Christian Aid, and author of "Angels with Trumpets"
Chris Sunderland, Founder of Earth Abbey and author of "The Dream That Inspired the Bible"

Workshops led by experts and practitioners include:
-presentations by churches and schools that have installed renewable energy
-opportunities for "Eco-Congregations" and "Eco-Schools" to share experiences
-a session on working with community groups and initiatives such as Transition Towns
- an energy advisor's "clinic" on easy energy saving for homes, churches and schools
- sessions led by scientists on the science of climate change and answering questions related to climate
- the CEO of Traidcraft on Fair Trade and sustainability
- reflection on spirituality, community and reconnecting with the earth
-working with children and young people on environmental questions
-experiencing and constructing a "green" prayer walk
 -a practical workshop on creating worship that includes environmental themes
- - what happened at Copenhagen and what the "big picture" is on climate change negotiations
-a road-map for campaigning on climate change in the year ahead
The marketplace will include stalls from agencies, church and community groups, environmental service providers and Traidcraft.
 Paul Chandler, CEO of Traidcraft,
will open our "Big Brew" as well as offering his workshop on Fair Trade and Sustainability.
 The cost of the conference is £5, payable on the day. The fee includes coffee, tea and all workshop materials. Register using the form (below -- click on the title of this post to get the full post with the forms).
For further information, email or,
 or ring 01235 850267.
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