Faith in Food @ St Wilfrid's parish Centre
May 18 @ 11:00 am – 3:30 pm

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This event has been organised by the Northern Dioceses’ Environment Group (NDEG).

Who is this event for?

NDEG invite parishes and individuals from across the North of England to come along to this day .

Come along if you want to:

  • find out more about how our food supply system links to our faith
  • see what actions are being taken in Lancashire to create a more sustainable food supply system
  • Find out more about how poverty and food are linked
  • meet others from across the North of England want to live more sustainably and meet the challenges that Pope Francis set out in Laudato Si

What will happen?

Francis Stewart from the CAFOD Theology team will provide an initial reflection about food and faith.

Anna Clayton from Food Futures in Lancaster will show how local community based practical action can be part of a global movement calling for food system transformation, food sovereignty and food security.

Allison Light from Morecambe Bay Poverty Truth Commission will share food insecurity from the perspective of lived experience.

There will be a Fairtrade stall and a plant and seed-swap stall. If you have any excess seeds or seedlings then bring some along and swap them for something else! There will also be a stall about how microplastics are affecting our food.

Use the button to find out more and register to attend. ALL Welcome.

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NB parishioners of the Leeds Diocese who want to go can reclaim the cost of using public transport to get there. Email if you would like to do this and make sure you keep a photo of your tickets.

Laudato Si Week
May 19 – May 26 all-day

This year’s ‘Laudato Si’ Week theme is inspired by the symbol for Season of Creation 2024, “firstfruits.” Let us be seeds of hope in our lives and our world, rooted in faith and love.

Use the button to find out more about what is happening and how you could take part.

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The Great Big Green Week
Jun 8 – Jun 16 all-day

The Great Big Green Week is a celebration of community action to tackle climate change. Every year, people up and down the country come together to show the heartfelt, brace, everyday actions being taken to stand up for nature and fight climate change.

Use the button to find more information and see how you could join in.

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Extinction and Biodiversity: Evolution, Action and Hope @ Holy Name Church
Jun 11 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

This event has been organised by Equipping Christian Leadership in an Age of Science (ECLAS).

This could be the prelude to an evening out in Manchester!

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Extinction is a big and sometimes overwhelming topic. It’s hard to get our brains around the scope of extinction in geological time, and to make sense of human responsibility in the present.

Equipping Christian Leadership in an Age of Science (ECLAS), an ecumenical science-faith engagement project, is holding a free panel discussion at the Church of the Holy Name on Manchester Oxford Road on Tuesday 11 June, 5.30-7pm. Hear from leading scientists and theologians as we explore this topic in a spirit of openness and honesty.

The panel will be made up of:

  • Bishop David Walker
  • Prof Sadiah Qureshi, University of Manchester
  • Prof Colin Beale, University of York
  • Mick Oliver, Natural England
  • Chair: Revd Prof Charlotte Sleigh, UCL

The event is free.

Use the button for more information and to register to attend.

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Season of Creation 2024: To Hope and Act with Creation
Sep 1 – Oct 4 all-day

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The Season of Creation is the annual Christian celebration to pray and respond together to the cry of Creation: the ecumenical family around the world unites to listen and care for our common home. The “Celebration” begins 1 September, the Feast of Creation, and ends 4 October, the Feast of Saint Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of ecology beloved by many Christian denominations.

This season is a great time to celebrate God’s creation within your church community. For more information and ideas about what to do, use the button below.

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