April LEP Newsletter

Our April 2022 newsletter is now out and can be read here. The newsletter contains information about recent and upcoming exhibitions, postcard and booklet sales, workshops, and more. To sign up to receive our monthly newsletter, contact us here.

February LEP Newsletter

Our February 2022 newsletter is now out and can be read here. The newsletter contains information about recent and upcoming exhibitions, postcard and booklet sales, workshops, and more. To sign up to receive our monthly newsletter, contact us here.

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.

October/November Newsletter

This month’s Loving Earth Project newsletter – which includes information about events and exhibitions at COP26, LEP greeting cards, the future of the project, and the open position of newsletter editor – can be found here.

We’d be eager to hear about what you’ve been doing as part of the Loving Earth Project or out of concern for places and people you love. So please email us with any news or contributions.

To sign up to receive our regular newsletter, you can contact us here.

Loving Earth events for COP 26

Loving Earth Project COP26 press release

Over 200 Loving Earth Panels will be on display in and around Glasgow at the
time of COP26, and we will be holding a number of workshops in Glasgow .  You can download a list of these here : LEP COP26 events poster lo res

Online events will include a poetry workshop on 25th October and a Loving Earth conversation with participants from different parts of the world, on 3rd November. Details are on our Events page.

Many more panels have already been shown around Britain in the run-up to this crucial conference and other displays are planned soon after.

 

September/October Newsletter

This month’s Loving Earth Project newsletter, with dates for upcoming events and exhibitions, information about the project’s next steps, and details about our plans for COP26, can be found here.

We would love to hear about what you have been doing as part of the Loving Earth Project or out of concern for places and people we love. So please email us with any news or contributions.

To sign up to receive our regular newsletter, you can contact us here.

Loving Earth events for Climate Fringe and Great Big Green week

A number of Loving Earth Project events will be taking place around Britain and on Zoom during September as we prepare for COP26.  Details are on our events calendar.

Posters advertising these events in England and Scotland  can be downloaded here:

LEP exhib poster scotland lo res sept 2021

 

LEP exhib poster England lo res sept 2021

 

 

You can also order some of our green heart postcards to send messages to Glasgow.  If you’d like to do this but can’t send them back to us by the end of September, please drop us a line.