'FAST FOR THE PLANET':
A transformative approach to caring for the earth
Date: Sunday March 22nd 2009
Time: 4 - 8.20pm
Venue: St Ethelburga's Centre for Reconciliation & Peace, 78 Bishopsgate, London . EC2N 4AG. (Nearest tube: Liverpool Street).
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Organised by LINE ( London Islamic Network for the Environment) & St Ethelburga's Centre for Reconciliation and Peace .
We live on a beautiful planet, and Fast for the Planet is a transformative approach to relating to it. Rather than focussing on a single issue, Fast for the Planet draws together a range of supporting values that include the inner (e.g. through fasting), the economic, and community, and weaves them together into a more coherent whole. The experience is fun, empowering, challenging and purposeful!
INCLUDES A CHOICE OF WORKSHOP:
A very brief introduction to Permaculture, with Nicole Freris (Naturewise)
Debt-free Home Finance, with Tarek El Diwany (Author, 'The Problem with Interest)
Sharing Stories & Poetry:'New Perspectives Emerging as Story', with Peter Challen (Christian Council for Monetary Justice).
PLUS A SHORT TALK on Forms of Activism, by Derek Wall (Green Political Campaigner)
There will also be reflective exercises; breaking fast/sharing food; and we will also be asking ourselves how we can further the process.
The wider event will be facilitated by: Helen Gilbert (St Ethelburga's), Olufemi Hughes (Community Dialogue for Change - CDC) and Muzammal Hussain (LINE).
Please visit the website for more details incl. fast times, preparatory measures, bringing food, and to register your place. There is no charge, but a small donation is appreciated.
For more info and to register: www.fastfortheplanet.net