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Friday, 14 November 2008

another movement for change

I spent this evening at an excellent event to celebrate the registration of the 200th eco-congregation. in Scotland. It was good to see MSPs Des McNulty and Patrick Harvie there, both members of the Scottish parliaments Transport, Infrastructure and Climate Change committee, Patrick being convener. Both spoke well and Patrick did the presentations.

Eco congregations are part of an ecumenical movement of congregations who commit to changing not just the energy use of their buildings but also reflecting on their individual lifestyles. They have the potential to be huge catalysts for change in the communities they serve, not simply as within their congregational life.

They also epitomise the perspective that acting ecologically is not simply a response to scientific warning but a moral stance that connects the consequence of all our actions on others. In fact it goes further than that. We act ecologically not because we are in danger of loosing something but because the world is sacred and should be looked after, whether or not global warming exists. We know it does, but if it did not, we still should not waste what has been given to us to look after.

It was great evening and there's more to come from this movement, I promise you

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1st Wed @ Piershill Library, 30 Piershill Terrace.
2nd Wed @ Craigentinny Community Centre, Loaning Rd.
3rd Wed @ Duddingston Primary School, Duddingston Rd.

All 7:15pm -7:45pm

and the last Sat. Lochend YWCA, 198 Restalrig Road South
12noon -1pm

(no appointment needed, all during school terms)
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