Environmentally a most important event in 2002 is the Earth Summit at Johannesburg in August/ Sept
I do ask CTSN to consider whether it should organise an event in this connection . On the occasion of the previous such event (Rio, 1992) we had a conference at Spurgeon’s College
Perhaps this might be combined with a Croydon Local Agenda 21 presentation
Rio 1992 was the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development which adopted conventions on Climate Change, Biodiversity , Sustainable Development ( Agenda 21) The 2002 summit will assess progress on all these issues
Christian Ecology Link
Christian Ecology Link , with some other groups is planning a leaflet about the Earth Summit to go to all churches in the spring.
CEL’s twice yearly environmental news sheet , ChurchLink goes to all CTSN churches . Does yours get put on view or used in your magazine.? I wrote to church contacts asking about this, but not all replied. Did you?
CEL conference 6 July 2002 at Sheffield
“While Stocks Last? Christians, Consumerism and Creation”
A BISHOP AND THE ENVIRONMENT
Rt Rev James Jones , Bishop of Liverpool ( and once a vicar in Croydon) is about to start a 4 months sabbatical to examine the gospels 'in an
- the Churches’ Environment Programme , produced by Going for Green under the auspices of Churches Together in Britain and Ireland The first module for the resources under this scheme is now available for churches .At least one CTSN church has signed up or this Any more?
Eco-Congregation Registration, Going for Green, Elizabeth House, The Pier, WIGAN WN3 4EX
I may be able to supply further information on some of these items -or you can use the contact details given. In any case please keep your congregation informed. Raymond Tringham 204, Beulah Hill SE 19 3UX Tel 8670 2964
Croydon Local Agenda 21
Peter McDonald , LA21 community officer, is willing to do another presentation to CTSN .
Inter Faith Road Show
This is part of a new project involving an inter-faith social and economic network The second event was to be held on 23 January
(contact: Terry Drummond on 8681 5496)
These are now being held monthly at New Addington Central Parade from 9.30 to 1.30 on the third Saturday . Efforts are being made to find a further site. Watch the press.
European Car Free Day
is as always on 22 September . Croydon and other boroughs will hold various events . BUT THIS YEAR IT IS A SUNDAY ! What can the churches do?