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February 2021

An experience of Forest Church with Neil Clark

February 10 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Online – in your own home

Green Christian Zoom event "Forest Church is a powerful way for people to connect their faith and spirituality with nature, something that has been long missing in many people’s lives. It is about “connecting with who you are, deep down, with nature and with God”. Neil Clark has been involved in Forest Church movements for 8 years and works in environmental sustainability. Register in advance for this meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZctf-6prD0rHtCaD80I-rTSgW02fga7CEHF"

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Time of Prayer for Refugees and Those Walking Alongside

February 10 @ 7:30 pm - 8:15 pm
Online – in your own home

Join us in praying for refugees and those walking alongside them in the Thames Valley and beyond. Each month we pray for specific needs of refugees and those supporting them, with a particular focus on our local area. This month, to inform our prayers, we are delighted that we will be joined by members of Bicester Refugee Support. This group, under the umbrella of Bicester Churches Together, supports a number of resettled Syrian refugee families locally. Dates for the next…

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Methodist divestment webinar: The Climate Emergency, COP26 and Fossil Fuel Divestment,

February 16 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

"Keynote speaker: Bill McKibben, author, environmentalist, Methodist and co-founder of 350.org: The moral imperative to divest from fossil fuels, the global divestment movement and why 2021 is a crucial year for tackling the climate crisis Mark Campanale, founder of the Carbon Tracker Initiative: The financial risk of fossil fuel investments James Buchanan, Bright Now Campaign Manager at Operation Noah: Key findings of Bright Now report: Church investments in major oil companies: Paris compliant or Paris defiant? Martha Rand, Vice Chair of…

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Marlow Refugee Action Annual Review

February 22 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Online – in your own home

"Please join us for our Annual Review 2020 was a tough year but, with your help, we have been able to achieve a huge amount. We would love to tell you about it, and about our plans for 2021 and beyond – and we would love to hear your ideas about how we can continue to expand and grow our work. Agenda: Welcome and introduction Summary of 2020, achievements and challenges Summary of strategic plan for next three years New…

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Learning To Lead: Understanding Leadership In UK Churches; A Course For Refugees

February 24 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Online – in your own home

"Welcome Churches is running a brand new short course for refugees. The one-and-a-half-hour sessions will run weekly for five weeks on Wednesdays from 10 am to 11.30 am on Zoom starting Wednesday 24th February. Deadline for applications: Tuesday 23rd February. Many refugees and asylum seekers coming to the UK choose to join a local church. Some of them came to faith in their home countries or during their journey to the UK, others have come to faith since being in…

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Establishing an organic allotment, for environment, health, and community

February 24 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Online – in your own home

A Green Christian Workshop This workshop focuses on the practical aspects of developing your own organic allotment, and the associated benefits in terms of health, environment, fitness, and community engagement. Marisa Mann, the leader,  is an artist focused on humanitarian issues and the environment. She was born in the foothills of the Himalayas and raised in environments heavily affected by international conflicts. Register in advance for this meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUofumtrj8oGdXxnsZY8Sr1jRo4wLacakQO

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March 2021

Pray and Fast for the Climate – March Time of Prayer

March 1 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Online – in your own home

Since 2014, Pray and Fast for the Climate has been offering prayer points each month, helping churches and individuals to pray for climate action and climate justice. Since lockdown, we've gone online and now people come together from all different places. We'll use the Pray and Fast for the Climate prayer points (available on the Pray and Fast website)  and bring our own thanksgivings and concerns. All are welcome. On Zoom - register on Eventbrite to get the link.  …

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Green and ethical investment with Bokani Tshidzu

March 10 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Online – in your own home

"This workshop will look at the rationale for ethical investment and how we can make a difference through investing responsibly for the environment. Bokani is Operation Noah’s Bright Now Campaign Officer. She coordinates communication about the campaign with partners and liaises with religious organisations divesting from fossil fuels." Register in advance for this meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwscemgqT0sHdcgHHWbrs0JrV6vmoad-baD       A CCOW Featured Event

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Addressing the Climate Crisis Digitally: The Power of Imagery to Communicate the Urgency of Acting Now

March 12 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Online – in your own home

"Join a conversation with Toby Smith, Visuals and Media Programme Lead at Climate Outreach in the UK. He will discuss how Climate Visuals, a program of Climate Outreach, translated research insights into 7 accessible Core Principles and created a popular reference library of hundreds of photographs illustrating the principles. The focus of Climate Visuals is on how images can motivate action - emphasizing digital media. Hosted by the Yale Program on Climate Change Communication." Registration: Webinar Registration - Zoom  …

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National Refugee Prayer Hour: Destitution

March 13 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Online – in your own home

Hosted by Welcome Churches, Jubilee Plus Refugee Network and Glasgow Prayer Focus for Refugees. Join as Christians from across the UK pray with and for refugees from 11am-12noon on 13 March 2021. We will be focusing on praying for those affected by destitution. Register today in order to receive the Zoom link beforehand. Please invite others you know to register as well. (Please don't share the Zoom link with others directly so that we know who is on the call.)

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Time of Prayer for Refugees and Those Walking Alongside

March 16 @ 7:30 pm - 8:15 pm
Online – in your own home

Join us in praying for refugees and those walking alongside them in the Thames Valley and beyond. Each month we will pray for specific needs of refugees and those supporting them, with a particular focus on our local area. We will hear from someone with experience locally to inform our prayers. This month we will be praying for Eritrea and those who are refugees from it. Date for the next month will be: Monday 26th April Online event on Zoom. Please…

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Bharti Dhir Presents Her Book ‘Worth’

March 18 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Online – in your own home

"Synopsis:  How often do we hear children of parents say that they never knew  what their parents’ history was. Worth was originally written as a legacy for my daughter to get to know me and my history; but it is so much more than that. I wanted to show her that we go through many experiences in life. Some of those will build a sense of Worth and some bring a sense of  Worth down. In my life experience I struggled with rejection, racism and sexism as well as the refugee experience. I pondered about where I belonged spiritually and in identity.  Worth explores all these experiences and more. I want people of all ages to read this memoir and know that a negative…

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Climate Change as Moral Priority: The Green Patriarch

March 23 @ 11:00 pm - March 24 @ 12:00 am
University of Massachusetts – Lowell Lowell, Massachusetts + Google Map

A webinar with Rev. Dr. John Chryssavgis, Theological Advisor to Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew. – “What have we learned about the relationship between religion and climate change, especially in this period of the pandemic? If you are going to stay up to watch something ... this would be a good thing to stay up and watch. One of the leading Orthodox theologians in the area. Register: Webinar Registration - Zoom       A CCOW Featured Event

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Leah Cowan, author of Border Nation, in conversation

March 24 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Online – in your own home

"We're delighted to welcome Leah Cowan to discuss her new book Border Nation, with JCWI's Minnie Rahman, on 24 March. Border Nation looks at how borders impact all our lives, whether it's the inhumanity of deportations, or a rise in racist attacks in the wake of the EU referendum. The book explores the colonial origins of borders, and how a draconian border regime damages our communities. Join us to discuss Border Nation, the damage being done by the hostile environment and how we…

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Webinar – Church of Sanctuary

March 24 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Online – in your own home

"The Bible has much to say about offering ‘sanctuary to strangers’ and those in need. But what can you or your church do to provide hospitality to those in need of it? Join us as we hear Revd Dr Inderjit Bhogal, who heads the Church of Sanctuary movement, speak about how churches can respond to those in need of sanctuary in Britain and Ireland. In the newly revised edition of his Hospitality and Sanctuary for All, Inderjit provides churches with…

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All Sisters and Brothers – Sustaining hope with refugees & asylum seekers

March 25 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Online – in your own home

"London Churches Refugee Fund and Church Times present an evening in support of refugees. With keynote speaker Fr Timothy Radcliffe OP, actor Alfred Enoch, and representatives from LCRF and Migrants Organise. Register here for a free ticket. The event will be broadcast live online on Thursday 25 March. LCRF enables churches and individuals to donate to multiple charities helping destitute refugees and asylum seekers in London. From your donations we make grants to front-line projects, typically for phone credit, hygiene items, food…

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COP26, Divestment and Investment for Climate Justice

March 25 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Online – in your own home

The Anglican Communion Environmental Network, Operation Noah, Christian Aid, Tearfund and Eco-congregation Scotland invite you to a webinar entitled COP26, Divestment and Investment for Climate Justice. "Join this interactive webinar to hear from inspiring leaders across the Anglican Communion, who will share their insights about the steps that Churches need to take on divestment and investment ahead of COP26 in Glasgow in November 2021.The webinar will provide an excellent opportunity to find out how you can get involved in campaigning…

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April 2021

#MonthlyMeet: Refugee Week in your Faith Community

April 1 @ 3:00 pm - 4:15 pm
Online – in your own home

"A gathering to share ideas about how faith communities can welcome and stand with refugees, for Refugee Week and beyond Leaders and members of all faith communities are warmly invited to an online networking event to share learning and ideas ahead of Refugee Week 2021. Refugee Week is an annual festival celebrating the contributions, creativity and resilience of refugees, and there are many different ways that faith groups can take part. Refugee Week can also be a starting or focal point…

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Great Village House Hunt fundraiser for Brightwell Supporting Refugees

April 3 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Brightwell-cum-Sotwell village Oxfordshire United Kingdom + Google Map
£5 – £10

"Did you enjoy our Great Village Date Hunt last year? Now you can try another family challenge, the Great Village House Hunt, deciphering clues to the house names on a circuit around the village. Most clues are anagrams (jumbled up letters) or have missing vowels. A few are cryptic clues. The event is planned for Easter Saturday, April 3rd, Covid restrictions permitting. You can register at any time between 10 am and 3 pm by the phone box gallery opposite…

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The Road Goes On: an Easter Sunday tea concert for CRAG performed by singer/songwriter Jenny Mahler and Joe Smith

April 4 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Online – in your own home
£5.98

"As a wonderful gift to CRAG (Charlbury Refugee Action Group), our very talented Charlbury-born singer/songwriter Jenny Mahler (aka Jenny Larsen) has created a delightful concert for us. Elegantly accompanied on the guitar by her fiancé, Joe Smith, she performs an exciting and inspired selection of new compositions, old favourites and a lovely Danish hymn. This original and uplifting concert, recorded by Jenny and Joe during this recent lockdown, will be a special opportunity for us all to gather together to…

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