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The Time is Now: Interfaith Speaker Event with former Archbishop Rowan Williams at Church House

The Time is Now - Workshops, Walk of Witness and Speaker Event

Wednesday, June 26, 2019 from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM (BST)

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We are delighted to announce that our keynote address at the Interfaith Speaker Event will be given by former Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams. 

 

Dr Rowan Williams will be leading the interfaith Walk of Witness at 11.30am, and supporting the mass lobby. Dr Williams recently commented "It really isn't an exageration to say the future of the human race is now at stake ... wide, deep support from the public is needed, to bring this matter fully to the attention of our political leaders, to show that we can achieve democratic change, for the good of everybody in our world."

 

He will be joined by faith leaders who have also called for urgent action on climate change, including:

 

  • Qari Asim MBE, Chair of the Mosques and Imans Advisory Board
  • Vishvapani, Triratna Buddhist teacher and Radio 4 Thought for the Day contributor
  • Rabbi Jonathan Wittenburg, leader of Masorti Judaism in the UK 
  • Christine Allen, Director of CAFOD
  • Anya Nanning Ramamurthy, Quaker school strike activist


 “We have heard for years the predictions that the uncontrolled burning of fossil fuels will lead to an accelerated warming of the Earth. …these predictions are coming true; our actions have had consequences that are deeply threatening for many of the poorest communities in the world.

“Rich, industrialised countries, including our own, have unquestionably contributed most to atmospheric pollution. Both our present lifestyle and the industrial history of how we created such possibilities for ourselves have to bear the responsibility for pushing the environment in which we live towards crisis.” Former Archbishop Dr Rowan Williams. 

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The Assembly Hall, Church House
31 Great Smith Street
SW1P 3BN London
United Kingdom

Wednesday, June 26, 2019 from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM (BST)


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The Time is Now - Workshops, Walk of Witness and Speaker Event

 The Faith for the Climate Network invites you to join us ahead of The Time is Now mass lobby of parliament on 26th June. 

Please join us for:

 

  • Faith-based and interfaith Workshops taking place at St Martin in the Fields at 9.30am and 10.30am [please book on to one at 9.30am and one at 10.30am - details of each workshop option are in the separate event pages below]
  • Walk of Witness - please join us at 11.30am in Trafalgar Square to walk along Whitehall as a witness to the care of all our faiths for creation 
  • Interfaith speaker event - keynote address from former Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams, with Qari Asim MBE, Chair of the Mosques and Imams Advisory Board; Vishvapani, Buddhist teacher and Radio 4 Thought for the Day contributor; Rabbi Jonathan Wittenberg, leader of Masorti Judaism in the UK; and Christine Allen, CAFOD CEO - at Church House from 12 noon to 1.15pm [Please book for this event on the event booking page below - places are limited and admission will be strictly by ticket only]
  • And then join the Mass Lobby of Parliament which is taking place 1-4pm all around Parliament. Let's tell our MPs we want new legislation to end the UK's contribution to climate change, and to build a better world for nature and people. 

 

The Cafe in the Crypt of St Martin's will be open from 9am providing refreshments. 

Meditation for the Climate will take place at 10.30am in the Dick Shepherd Chapel of St Martin in the Fields [see event booking page below].

St Margaret's Church Westminster is also open all morning for private prayer [please note, banners cannot be taken into St Margaret's Church].

 

Please note: the interfaith speaker event at noon is now fully booked, but we have 260 additional tickets to watch the event live on a screen within Church House - you can book tickets for this below. 

Some of the morning workshops are now fully booked. Please do continue to book for the workshops with remaining spaces and  join us on the Walk of Witness at 11.30am.

Please also be sure to register for the Mass Lobby itself, so your MP knows you are coming, here: 

www.thetimeisnowmap.co.uk

 

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