This is the Global Justice Now Annual Gathering (In the morning at 11:00 is their AGM)
With speakers including:
Jason Hickel, author of The Divide: A Brief Guide to Global Inequality and Its Solutions
Rachael Maskell, MP for York Central and Shadow Rail Minister
Nick Dearden, director of Global Justice Now
Anke Kleff from Barcelona en Comú (social and economic justice platform currently governing in Barcelona)
For decades we’ve been told that there is no alternative to a global economy run in the interests of corporations. Big business creates the wealth and lifts everyone up in the process. Yet when the richest 1% owns 82% of wealth globally, people are increasingly seeing through these lies.
Those who want a better world often spend their time fighting the latest encroachments of corporate power. But the movements we’re part of are also generating ideas for the world we want to see, and beginning to build them. These alternatives, from energy democracy to public and commons-based ownership of essential medicine, put the majority of the world’s people and the environment first. Together, they offer a much needed vision of the world we want, and are stepping stones to a better future, beyond the inequality and injustice of neoliberal capitalism.
With workshops and discussions on:
- Barcelona and beyond: the citizen platforms democratising cities
- Food sovereignty
- Public ownership
- The commons and access to medicine
- Energy democracy
- What good trade deals would look like
- UK aid as global redistribution
- Freedom of movement
- Growth and degrowth
Organised by Global Justice Now and York Trade Justice.
This is a week of action about Climate Change. As an issue it has dropped down many priority lists but we cannot afford to let this happen.
Many major charities (such as CAFOD) invite people to become part of a national conversation about how Climate Change is affecting out lives – and to have that conversation with people that can change things such as our MP’s.
Can you organise something in your community during this week?
There are resources to help you do this. Click below to find out more.
Green Christians write about their retreat:
What do our hearts ask of us in these extraordinary times? This weekend we will listen. We know the facts – and how easy they
are to deny. We know what has to be done – and how hard that can be. It is in the heart that we find the peace and the passion to live well and wisely.
Anyone who would value a weekend with companions on their ecological journey is very welcome to book. The weekend is hosted by members of Green Christian, whose Way of Life Community seek to integrate prayer, livelihood, witness and mutual encouragement. We will explore how these gentle disciplines can help us live today, whether we are members of the community or not.
It’s not cheap at £150 for the weekend – but Minsteracres is in a lovely setting.
Further details from the Green Christian website http://www.greenchristian.org.uk/retreat2018/