Food Matters Conference – 1-3 October 2012

This unique event will bring together leading theologians, policy experts and activists to grapple with vital questions about food, hunger and poverty.

Presentations, discussions, workshops and worship will look at our theology of food, how we enable food security in a resource- constrained and overheating planet, who has the power over our food systems and how they are using it – as well as inspiring examples of ways in which these issues are being addressed by individuals, churches and agencies, and explore how we can all be part of the solution, both locally and globally.

 

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Creation Time 2012

Creation Time this year will be from 1st September until 4th October 2012.

Churches Together in Britain and Ireland have produced a range of resources for churches to use in Creation Time on the theme of sustainable energy to mark the UN Year of Sustainable Energy for All in 2012. CTBI resources include sermon notes, prayers, a discussion group resource, and The Gift – an outdoor, midweek, celebration of harvest.

Download all the CTBI resources here

Operation Noah have also prepared sermon notes and prayers for use during Creation Time. The notes are based around the Lectionary readings and combine insights from the bible passages with themes from Operation Noah’s Ash Wednesday Declaration regarding climate change.

Download the Operation Noah resources here

You can find other resources aimed at Creation TIde from previous years at: www.earthingfaith.org/creation-tide

Make a Difference in the World Invitation

We would like to invite you to join us to celebrate the 2012 Living Faith year of Making a Difference in the World by attending the celebration on 27th October and using the A month of Sundays resource…

On Saturday 27th October 2012 at the Kings Centre in Oxford there will be a celebration of all the good things which are going on
in the Diocese of Oxford to ‘Make a Difference in the World’. From the little things we all do every day in our work and at home, to the local community
activities provided and supported by churches and parishes, to the social activism making a difference globally, there is so much to share
and celebrate!

The Bishop of Oxford will lead us in worship and give thanks, there will be inspirational speakers, workshops, music, creative arts,
food – we do hope you will join us!

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We hope that you will extend this invitation to someone in your church or community (or lots of people!) who makes a difference and come along together to celebrate and affirm of all these good things.

To secure your places at this event for only £10 per person (please note however that cost should not be a barrier to being able to attend, please contact us if this poses a problem and we will see what can be done to assist) – download the booking form.

A Month of Sundays

‘A Month of Sundays’ is a new resource for churches celebrating the Living Faith ‘Make a Difference in the World’ year – helping you do something a little different in your Sunday worship. Resources and further information can be found on the website: www.amonthofsundays.org.uk

Unable to attend?

One act of thanksgiving on the day will be the gathering of specially designed postcards, each containing one sentence on them of how people in the diocese are making a difference. Postcards are being distributed throughout the diocese by various means, including via Deanery Synods. If you are unable to join us on the day but would like to join in this part of the celebration by contributing a sentence on a postcard, please submit your (short !) sentence using the form below and we will write on a card for you and include it in the act of thanksgiving on 27th October.

The Oxfordshire Sustainability and Conservation Awards

Is your Oxfordshire-based school or community group currently running an environmental project? Are you reducing or recycling waste, saving energy or enhancing biodiversity? If so, you can enter the OSCA!

The Oxfordshire Sustainability and Conservation Awards, is a competition which aims to showcase all the great environmental work that’s been taking place in Oxfordshire. The deadline for entries is Friday 20 July.

Find out more at: The Oxfordshire Sustainability and Conservation Awards