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Sunday, 23 November 2014

Madeleine Holmes represented our Diocese at the European Environmental Network

Madeleine chats to another delegate at the ECEN Conference
Madeleine Holmes, our Diocesan Environmental Officer, was one of more than 100 delegates and guests from 24 countries who attended the 10th Assembly of the European Christian Environmental Network (ECEN) in Balatonsz√°rsz√≥ (Hungary) from 27 September to 1 October 2014. Under the theme of “Energy and Climate Change - the Churches' Role and Voice”, the Assembly offered a place for discussion, worship and sharing of the churches’ concerns related to climate change and energy use. The statement from the conference is here.

Madeleine points out a particularly relevant piece of information for this diocese: that the COP21 Climate Summit is scheduled from 30 November to 11 December 2015 in Paris. This will be a major global event, gathering world political leaders and many stakeholders from civil society. It is proposed that there are to be pilgimages from European Churches to Paris around the time of the summit, so that the Church has a visible presence at that time.

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