You can read the newsletter here.
You can read our September 2022 newsletter here.
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.
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’
This month’s Loving Earth Project newsletter – which includes information about future activities and the future of the project:
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.
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.
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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.