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All together now to save planet

All together now to save planet

To celebrate Interfaith Week, Birmingham City Council is supporting a debate on the role of faith and climate change and is urging residents to attend to share their views.

The city’s Sustainability Forum debate, “Climate, Faith to Change” brings together representatives from different faith communities to speak about their work in combating climate change, and is being held on Tuesday 17th November at 6pm at the Birmingham Midland Institute on Margaret Street.

At 7.45pm, people are also encouraged to join a short walk to St Philips Cathedral to re-launch the Multi Faith Declaration on climate change and to visit an Ark Installation to encourage reflection and lobbying on these issues. Christian Aid will be also filming people’s comments about climate change and Copenhagen, which will then be projected in the Cathedral.

Lorraine Cookson, Senior Sustainability Officer at Birmingham City Council, says:

“Issues about Climate Change are important to everyone. What happens on our planet is a concern for all Faiths and those who haven’t got a Faith. This meeting unites all in tackling what is possibly the biggest threat our planet has ever faced”.

ENDS

For more information on the work of Faith and Climate Change, please visit www.faithandclimatechange.org

Notes to Editors

This event is part of a series of events for InterFaith Week, including:

Mon 16th, 6 – 8.30pm: Walk the Talk,

Launch of Islam Awareness Week

City College, Fordrough Campus,

Bordesley Green Contact: Salma.Hamid@blueyonder.co.uk

Wed 18th, 11.30 -1.30pm: Tour of Shri

Laxmi Narayan Hindu Temple

541A Warwick Rd, Tyseley, B11 2JP

Open but booking required

ruthtetlow@btinternet.com

Wed 18th, 11 – 3pm: Could you adopt

or foster a Birmingham child?

The Soprano Room,

Hyatt Regency Birmingham

Contact: 0121 303 7575

Wed 18th, 7.30 – 9.30pm:

Global Poverty: Seeking Justice.

People of Faith in Action.

Jubilee Debt Campaign

Bordesley Centre, B11 1AR

Contact: ruthtetlow@btinternet.com

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  • Issue date: 16 November 2009