Faith and Greening Events
Ecofaith On Air – Ongoing
Ecofaith on Air is a (mostly) weekly radio show about faith and ecology/environment (Wednesdays at 9pm, or listen to the podcasts later).
Plastic Free July
The challenge is quite simple…attempt to refuse single-use plastic during July. See here: http://www.plasticfreejuly.org/
We need to talk about plastic forum, 28th July 6pm
Griffith University (QLD)
National Tree Day July 31
Join a tree planting event near you
Saturday 13 August – Grieve about climate change (VIC)
A workshop for climate campaigners to give acknowledgement and expression to their climate grief in a nurturing environment.
WHEN: 1:30–5pm Saturday 13th August
WHAT: A workshop to give acknowledgement and expression to campaigners’ climate grief and explore needs for ongoing support. Participants will mainly work in small groups—facilitated by members of Psychology for a Safe Climate. Numbers are limited to 30 people.
More info: Charlie Wood
3-11 September – #Prayforourpacific Sabbath
Join with churches around Australia to pray for the Pacific in whatever way best reflects your community and capacity.You could also show one of these film clips after the service, or on an evening in the lead up to the weekend. https://youtu.be/PGD2DMCUhJ0 and https://youtu.be/OBBJrpSW1J8A reflective film clip towards the end of a service might be this shorter 3-minute poem “Dear Matafele Peinem” which won a prize and was read at a UN Climate Summit in 2014.
For communities interested, please register so your participation can be shared with others which will help make it a success.
More info: firstname.lastname@example.org or 350 Pacific Facebook page if you have questions.
Monday 19 September – Reading the Bible through ecological eyes
Join this national webinar to engage ecology and biblical theology with scholars from around Australia and the world
10:30am to 5:30pm (Australian Eastern Time)
In recent years, in the context of growing ecological awareness, biblical scholars have been working to move beyond human-focused perspectives and read the Bible with a deliberate sympathy for the wider Earth community. In this full-day webinar, we will hear from scholars around the country about reading the Bible through “ecological eyes”, and will practice applying such lenses to scripture.
Brought to you by Uniting Earth Ministry in collaboration with Pilgrim Theological College and theological colleges across the country.
Mountains to sea young adults retreat, 26 to 29 September
We are part of God’s reconciliation and renewal of the whole creation. Join in community, as we commune with God, and all the other creatures which live and move and have their being in God. Explore our connection to Creation. 18-30 year olds are invited to join the Moderator and Uniting Earth Ministry for a 3-day retreat, from the mountains to the sea in the glorious Mid North Coast.
Monday 26th to Thursday 29th September, travel inclusive.
Ride to Worship Week – October
To help encourage groups to hold a Walk or Ride to Worship day in their faith community, ARRCC has held a ‘Walk or Ride to Worship Week’ in October each year since 2010.
In 2013, this was expanded to the whole month of October to provide flexibility for faith groups. More info: http://www.arrcc.org.au/walk_or_ride_to-worship
Study Creation and Ecology 14-18 November
Be part of a week of intensive engagement, led by Rev. Dr. Jason John, in the connections between ecology and faith, at the beautiful Centre for Ministry in North Parramatta. You can audit, or study for undergraduate credit through Charles Sturt University. People of any denomination or none are very welcome to join.
How do the biblical witnesses and church tradition understand the relationship between God, humanity and the rest of creation? What do the sciences of cosmology and evolution contribute to that understanding? How does the science of ecology compel us to respond to the unfolding story of creation around us? How do we bring these scriptural and scientific stories of creation together today, both theologically, and in practical action? What is your place in that response, and what is your next step?
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