EVENTS

FORTHCOMING DATES 2017 (including regular meetings*, updated each week)

* Monday 23rd October 2017:  5-7pm: Occupy Economics Working Group: Friends House, 173-177 Euston Rd, London NW1 2BJ: Occupying the corridor next to the Cafe: If you can’t find us, call Janos: 07904 695285: http://occupylondon.org.uk.

* Wednesday 25th October 2017: Open Research Group, 12noon-2pm at the School of Economic Science, 11-13 Mandeville Pl, Marylebone, London W1U 3AJ, chaired by Janos Abel. This is a regular weekly meeting – enquire for room number on arrival at reception. Our agenda begins with Matters in the Air:  http://www.globaltable.org.uk/wp. If you would like to let us know you are coming and/or would like to suggest items for discussion, write to org@globaltable.org.uk.

* Friday 20th October 2017:  5-7pm: Occupy Economics Working Group: Friends House, 173-177 Euston Rd, London NW1 2BJ: Occupying the corridor next to the Cafe: If you can’t find us, call Janos: 07904 695285: http://occupylondon.org.uk.

Friday 27th October: 6:40pm  Coalition for Economic Justice: OPEN MEETING: Fred Harrison:  Building an authentically humane society – policy and language:  Land Value Taxation / Annual Ground Rent / Location Benefit Charge at  School of Economic Science, 11-13 Mandeville Place, Marylebone, London W1U 3AJ, UK  “Britain is faced with an historic opportunity. The break-up of the formal relationship with the European Union obliges both the public and the politicians to consider what the future of the United Kingdom could and should look like. That a new constitutional settlement is needed is driven home by the repetitive nature of the crises that confront all four nations of the UK. The inability of Parliament to once-and-for-all erase these crises  emphasises that there is something fundamentally wrong with one or more pillars that prop up the social structure. The major obstacle to change is buried deep in the collective consciousness. A prejudice steers us away from the ultimate source of the most socially significant crises that afflict Britain today. That source is the taxation system. That structure will not be altered until we realign rights with responsibilities, especially as these relate to the administration of the public purse.”

Sat/Sun/Mon 28-30th October 2017. People & Planet: The All-Ireland Student Activist Network is planning an incredible Halloween weekend of training, connecting, empowerment and fun, in Queen’s University Belfast: https://peopleandplanet.org/events#node-229

Fri/Sat/Sun: 3-5th November 2017:  Take part in People’s and Planet’s South West and Wales Regional Gathering in Cardiff.  The weekend promises to be a unique experience with exciting workshops, talks seminars, networking, and – not to mention – fun activities, all taking place at Cathays Community Centre in Cardiff:  Details/Booking.

Sat/Sun 11th/12th November 2017: People and Planet South East Gathering at Surrey University, Guildford!  This exciting weekend of workshops on student activism will help you pick up the skills and knowledge required to build successful campaigns on your campuses, and allow you to meet other activists from across the South East region. Food and accommodation are provided and if you need help with travel costs, get in touch and we may be able to help. Details/Booking.

Sat/Sun: 11th and 12th November 2017:  People & Planet Scotland Regional Gathering in the beautiful city of Edinburgh. This weekend of training and networking will take place on the  at the Autonomous Centre of Edinburgh. We’re going to be looking at campaign strategy, media skills, migrant solidarity and knowing your legal rights, as well as coming together to plan an action about climate refugees on the Sunday afternoon. We’ll also be strengthening our Scottish network and working out how we can best support each other’s campaigns. Food and accommodation, as well as potential help with travel costs, are provided for free, and there will be a social on Saturday night and post-action entertainment for those who can stick around on Sunday evening. Everyone who is a student at university or college in Scotland is welcome, even if you’re not part of a People & Planet group. So, if you want to learn some new campaigning skills and meet fantastic student activists from all over Scotland, keep an eye out for more information and booking. Join the Facebook event. Held in collaboration with Young Friends of the Earth Scotland.  Details/Booking.

Sunday 12 November 2017: 1.45–4pm: Searching a Communal Heart: Earth Literacy, Ecology and Spirituality. Speaker: Prof Ursula King  St James’s Church, 197 Piccadilly, W1J 9LL .The contemporary understanding of spirituality is closely related to a new consciousness of the Earth and what Thomas Berry calls ‘Earth literacy’. The Universe story, Earth story and human story are intimately interconnected. The whole planet and all life are understood as a vast eco-system linked to philosophical and spiritual dimensions. We will explore how this challenges us to love and act differently in a global world that can reveal to us a common mind and heart, and a new sense of divine presence that pervades the whole universe. Ursula King is Professor Emerita of Theology and Religious Studies at the University of Bristol. She has published widely on gender issues in world religions, interfaith dialogue, spirituality, and on the resonance today of the work of Teilhard de Chardin. Event Chair: Revd. Lucy Winkett, Rector of St James’s Church. To book please email Petra Griffiths, Living Spirituality Connections Coordinator: petragriffiths@livingspirit.org.uk. Donations to event expenses will be welcome on the day. Light refreshments will be served at 3.30pm: http://www.livingspirit.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/ursula_king.pdf

Tuesday, 14th November 2017 6-8pm: Young Achievers Engaging with Parliamentarians – Parliament Week Event: to be held in Committee Room 10, House of Commons,  Palace of Westminster SW1A 0AA: Details/Booking.

Tuesday 21st November 2017 (weekly meetings recommence in the new year): Free Critical Thinking: 7pm-9pm, new venue – London School of Mosaic, Basement Studio No 73-96, Ludham House, Southampton Road,  London, NW5 4SF (Gospel Oak overground and Belsize Park tube): http://www.freecriticalthinking.org • A view of Critical Thinking’s scope http://freecriticalthinking.org/9-general/1518-hierarchy-and-the-political-economy and in pithy summary – “Hierarchy, theft of the Commons and Usury are the fundamental drivers of poverty, wars, environmental destruction and the enslavement of humanity. Once we understand that, we’re on the road to recovering humanity.”

Saturday 25th November 2017: Towards Human Flourishing. A participatory workshop.  Speakers: Diarmuid O’Murchu on Human Flourishing, a new evolutionary threshold. Professor Lisa Isherwood on Earth Flourishing. Diarmuid is author of books such as Incarnation, A new evolutionary threshold, and Religious Life in the 21st Century. Lisa is Director of the Institute for Theological Partnerships, and author of books such as Introducing Body Theology, and editor of Through Us, With Us, In Us: Relational Theologies in the 21st Century, and is the first of a series, exploring the themes of the Pathways to Human Flourishing. This event is in partnership with the Institute of Theological Partnerships at the University of Winchester, who are hosting the workshop, and the charity Spirit of Peace, which has developed the Pathways. Link to the invitation card, booking and donation details: livingspirit.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/flourishing_invitation.pdf

Tuesday 12th December 2017 (weekly meetings recommence in the new year): Free Critical Thinking: 7pm-9pm, new venue – London School of Mosaic, Basement Studio No 73-96, Ludham House, Southampton Road,  London, NW5 4SF (Gospel Oak overground and Belsize Park tube): http://www.freecriticalthinking.org • A view of Critical Thinking’s scope http://freecriticalthinking.org/9-general/1518-hierarchy-and-the-political-economy and in pithy summary – “Hierarchy, theft of the Commons and Usury are the fundamental drivers of poverty, wars, environmental destruction and the enslavement of humanity. Once we understand that, we’re on the road to recovering humanity.”

Dec 17th-21st 2017: Ninth International Conference on Peace and Nonviolent Action (9th ICPNA) “Science, Spirituality and Universal Peace” at Anuvibha Jaipur Kendra, Jaipur – for further details and invitation, contact Dr. S.L. Gandhi, International President, Anuvrat Global Organization (Anuvibha), B01-02, Anuvibha Jaipur Kendra (Rajasthan) India:  PH: +91-141-4049714 | 4050991 | 2525829 <slgandhi@hotmail.com> • http://www.anuvibha.in


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