Victoria Falls dries up

Guardian: Victoria Falls dries to a trickle after worst drought in a century

One of southern Africa’s biggest tourist attractions has seen an unprecedented decline this dry season, fuelling climate change fears

This is a personal tragedy – I was born nearby. Climate change has long fingers

June 2019 mini tour

I have a mini tour in June 
Friday 7 June: Folk at the Factory in Fleckney – folk music evening with a number of musicians, raising money for local Motor Neurone Disease charity and LOROS. 7.30pm -11pm

Sunday 16 June: The Tap, Queens Road as part of the Clarendon Park Arts festival – an acoustic event 5-9pm (starting at thr end of the street fair) and I am first of 5 ‘acts’.

Wednesday 26 June: music and fund raiser for Extinction Rebellion at Upstairs at the Western, 7.30 – 9.30pm.

Wild Geese by Mary Oliver

Quaker faith in action: The American poet Mary Oliver died today, aged 83. Her words have carried a special power for many struggling to build a more equal, sustainable and just world. In that spirit we share her poem:

Wild Geese

You do not have to be good.
You do not have to walk on your knees
For a hundred miles through the desert, repenting.
You only have to let the soft animal of your body
love what it loves. Continue reading “Wild Geese by Mary Oliver”

Climate Justice – Love our Planet

Quakers call for bold national climate policy
Quakers in Britain and Friends World Committee for Consultation are today (8 October) bringing together faith leaders and representatives from the Buddhist, Brahma Kumaris, Catholic, Protestant, Jewish, Muslim and Quaker communities for an interfaith celebration of sustainable living. They are meeting as the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s (IPCC) Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5°C delivers a sharp message that the world must act now to avoid climate catastrophe. Continue reading “Climate Justice – Love our Planet”