Pray for the Climate and COP23

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It is nearly two years since the highly significant Paris Agreement on climate change, signed by 195 countries*, and so far ratified by 169 governments, making their commitments legally binding.  This month, from Nov 6th to 17th, the UN’s Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) will meet in Bonn under the presidency of Fiji for the annual ‘Conference of the Parties’.  COP23, as the shorthand has it, will focus on developing guidelines for the implementation of the Paris Agreement, essentially how to keep rising temperatures globally below 1.5 degrees. Continue reading Pray for the Climate and COP23

Consuming Responsibly​ 2

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Stewards of our money

On Sunday the Rector reminded us that we are called to be ‘stewards’ of our resources and last week was Good Money Week.  The topic earlier this month at the Charlbury Quaker Reading Group led by Ian Cave also happened to be Money, banks and finance, where the whole basis of our financial system and of money creation in economies like the UK’s was examined.   There was an element, even in this discussion, of the now infamous ‘take back control’ slogan.  Continue reading Consuming Responsibly​ 2

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