Leading environmental commentator and political mover Jonathan Porritt is due to address a Christian Ecology Link group on Wednesday 25 May 2011. His theme will be 'A sustainable world: Reasons to be hopeful'.
CEL has a number of local groups across Britain. The Cheltenham one, which is hosting Porritt, has been active over three years.
Christian Ecology Link's information officer, Jo Abbess, commented: “What we are talking about here isn’t 'blind hope' - the human race now know practically all we need to know to live within ecological limits - and our prayerful hope is for political common sense and collective, democratic will.”
The emphasis of CEL’s core mission is making the future workable - adaptation to environmental changes that cannot be avoided, and action on those that can still be prevented.
Cheltenham CEL is an active member of the Gloucestershire Churches Environmental Justice Network, and has invited members of the Transition Town Cheltenham community to the Jonathon Porritt meeting, publicising it through the local climate change charity Vision 21.
The meeting will start at 7.30pm on 25 May at Friends’ Meeting House, Warwick Place, Cheltenham GL52 2NP.
Organiser Martin Davis added: “The venue is particularly appropriate, as Quakers now have an established testimony to the environment, equivalent to their long-established peace testimony.”
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