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Tour of GreenSpirit Groups

Directors of the Centre for Connected Practice, Phil Barton & Helena Kettleborough, embark on a series of workshops with local GreenSpirit groups in the south of England tomorrow.  The pair will be calling at Norwich (5th July), Horsham (6th), Stratford East London (14th) and Exeter (20th). Commissioned by the GreenSpirit national Council, they will be taking their Pilgrimage for Gaia workshop to GreenSpirit members and at the same time consulting with them about how the work of local groups can…

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Multiple Faiths in Post-Colonial Cities: Living Together After Empire

Helena and Phil, together with Neighbour Elaine, are giving a paper at this prestigious conference organised by the Lincoln Institute of Theology at Manchester University attended by delegates from all over the world this weekend.  Introducing our community project “Becoming Park Rangers” which tells the stories of residents of an inner city street and their journeys from more than a dozen countries of origin.  It will be accompanied by a visit on the ground for delegates to hear stories from some…

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“Wonderful” workshop on our Pilgrimage for Nature

A yew tree planted in the grounds of New Apostolic Church in Rusholme after a Pilgrimage for Nature workshop – symbolising the next millennium; yews live for over 1,000 years. “Thanks for the reminder – there is only one world” “Let’s start with little things” “It was creative and informative; we really enjoyed it” Workshop participant feedback  

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A question of balance?

  Masses of trees are being killed along the Oxford Road/ Wilmslow Road corridor in south Manchester at present.  Artist Phil Barton’s current project is calling attention to the choices we make as society – Is safer cycling more or less important than the lives of twenty established trees?  Are university educational buildings so important that it justifies the execution of more than forty mature trees? Mobile No 1 The protection of established trees surely  MUST be the top priority…

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Pilgrimage for Nature @ New Apostolic Church

On 17th April at 12.15 we will be running a workshop with the congregation of the New Apostolic Church in Rusholme. We will bear witness to the threats to nature and the planet arising from humankind’s activity, and encourage positive spiritual action in response.  It is one of a series that the Centre for Connected Practice is carrying out with faith communities in south Manchester

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Dreaming the Earth, St. Brides, Liverpool

26th and 27th October 2015: Two workshops, with over thirty attendees, engaged positively with looking at how we are affecting the earth and how we can take action to help save species and dream wider dreams of our place within the cosmos. See more.

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Pilgrimage for Gaia

 An action hour of reflection, witness and celebration of the natural world at The Tapestry – 7.00 on Monday 30th November to coincide with the opening of COP21 in Paris.  Invitation: 151130 Pilgrimage invitation final.    The Tapestry is at St Agnes’ Church, St Agnes Street, North Reddish, Stockport SK5 6RA.  All are welcome.  Map

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GDP OR GAIA’S GRAVEYARDS?

One day installation at Manchester Metropolitan University tracking the decline of species since the Millennium and inviting visitors to consider the relative importance placed by today’s society on the human and the other than human worlds. It asks the question “what will you tell the children”?   http://www.artcop21.com/events/gdp-or-gaias-graveyards/

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