Loving Earth exhibition at Scottish Maritime Museum continues

The Loving Earth project’s exhibition at the Scottish Maritime Museum in Dumbarton has been extended until 23rd January.

This lovely little exhibition exhibition was  listed as one of the best cultural events in Scotland for COP26. The museum is  easy to get to on the train and the small permanent collection at the Denny Tank is fascinating too – showing how model ships from the Cutty Sark to submarines were made and tested. Finish your visit with a stroll along the Clyde or Leven for a varied day out  for people of all ages.


Shop front exhibitions during COP 26

Loving Earth panels featured in two shop front exhibitions in Glasgow during COP 26, as well as in four other venues at the time.

Stop Climate Chaos Scotland, who helped organise these exhibitions has produced this great report with photos of all of them.

Flooding in panel makers’ village in Uganda – please donate

There’s been flooding in Uganda, at the Bukaranga village, where  the lives of our friends who made the three Ugandan panels have been turned upside down by the river bursting its banks.

Message from John Lampen:

The easiest way is to donate to Stourbridge Quakers at CAFbank, sort code 40-52-40 account nº 00001638 reference Uganda flood relief.  We can send anything received to Bukangara village, where our friend who organised making the three Uganda LEP panels

writes of

a great sadness to our people along the river and besides the road, they have been affected by floods.

The river burst its banks.  Around 100 households have been affected. They have lost domestic utensils, animals, crops, houses have fallen down. We have been accommodating affected families in our school.” 

I know he will use anything given only to help those affected.

Panel ‘Riverbank management project’

Three Zoom conversations featuring the Loving Earth Project are now available on Youtube.

Caring for what we love in the face of Environmental threats

During the autumn we held two open conversations when invited speakers reflected on issues raised by some of the Loving Earth panels. These are now available online.

The November 3rd conversation, featured international speakers, and was held during the first week of the COP 26 talks. Speakers were Wopicho Apollo, from Uganda, Ed Tyler from Glasgow and Beverley Ward from Florida . More details of speakers are at on our events page.

The September 24th conversation featured Alistair McIntosh , Zarina Ahmed , Gillian McFarland, and Jon Slowe, all based in around Glasgow, together with Lindsey Fielder Cook from the Quaker United Nations Office.  More details of the speakers are on the events page of our website.

Both events were hosted by Glasgow Quakers and introduced by Rici Marshall Cross, from the  Loving Earth Project’s Steering Group.

Curiosity, Creativity and the Climate.
A recording of this Zoom conversation hosted by Christian Aid Scotland, on September 23rd 2021 ,  is now available here. Speakers exploring how creativity can inspire us to change the world were :

  • ID Campbell, UNESCO artist
  • David Coleman, Chaplain for Eco-Congregations Scotland
  • Dr Anna Fisk, climate activist, theologian and knitter
  • Rev Kathy Galloway, poet and hymn writer
  • Linda Murgatroyd, Quaker Arts Network and Loving Earth Project co-ordinator
  • Seonaid Knox, Prophetic Activist for Christian Aid, will guide our creative and curious conversations.