Category: Salisbury

Climate negotiations in Paris

This year is vital for the climate, as governments are meeting in Paris between 30 November and 11 December, and hopefully they will come to a ground-breaking agreement. There are a number of activities taking place across the six Dioceses in the South West in the run up to the Paris Summit, and more planned …
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Salisbury Diocese’s Green Ribbon campaign

Bishop of Salisbury calls for parishes and people to help get a meaningful climate deal at UN talks during Advent Bishop Nicholas has written to all clergy in the Diocese of Salisbury asking them to pray for the upcoming UN Climate Change summit in Paris and to support the Diocese’s Green Ribbon campaign calling for …
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Pilgrimage for Justice and Peace

Bishop Nick Holtam (+Salisbury and lead Bishop on environment) and Martyn Goss (Exeter Diocesan Environment Officer), were both participants in the Conference of European Churches (CEC) consultation which took place in Schwerte, Germany from 12-14 October. Church leaders and activists from across Europe met prior to the Paris Climate Summit, to finalise plans for the …
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Seminar on Laudato Si

Laudato si, the recent papal encyclical on the environment, has generated a lot of interest and not just among Roman Catholics. To help us understand it better, and enable us to use the document to encourage action in local churches on Climate Change in the lead up to the UN summit in Paris, we have …
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Baked Alaska comes to the South West

Baked Alaska, a work for theatre produced by Riding Lights is coming to the Southwest in October.Vivid, sharp and deliciously entertaining, Baked Alaska serves up the reality of climate change with flair and clarity about the temperatures involved. From the four corners of the earth come colourful, inter-connecting stories of humanity living with the wild, …
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General Synod Tackles Climate Change

There was overwhelming support for  work  on climate change at the July 2015 session of Church of England General Synod. The text of the motion passed overwhelmingly by Synod is below, including amendments from the original proposition in italics:‘That this Synod, believing that God’s creation is holy, that we are called to protect the earth now and for …
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Hundreds from SW Lobby MPs on Climate Change

There has been a great response across the South West to the call for people to go to London on the 17th June to lobby their MPs and ask them to make Climate Change a priority issue in this Parliament. The map currently shows that hundreds have registered in advance to say that they will be participating.Bishop …
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Environmental spirituality events at Hilfield Friary

  Hilfield Friary are running a series of courses and day events this year on environmental spirituality and sustainable living. Friday 15th – Sunday 17th May ‘Hope for Creation’, the role of communities in sustaining nature, led by Sir Ghillean Prance and Andy Lester of A Rocha. Friday 19th – Sunday 21st June ‘Brother Soil …
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Bishop Gets Back On His Bike

The Bishop of Ramsbury, Ed Condry, is giving up his car again for Lent and taking to his trusty bicycles or public transport as he works his way around Wiltshire. It’s a challenge and not just for him but also for those who look after his diary and have to make sure that journeys can be done. …
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Pray and Fast for the Climate   The Bishop of Salisbury is praying and fasting on the first day of every month for a meaningful and fair agreement at next year’s UN climate talks.  Bishop Nicholas is being joined by his colleagues in Johannesburg, Cape Town, New York and Fiji, and many Christians of all denominations across the world. “Christians …
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