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
Salih Muslim asks us put more pressure on our Governments for sanctions on Turkey, and to pressure for resolutions from international organisations like UN and EU and Nato etc…
I have attached an example of a letter that can be used and adapted to send to MPs asking for action – click here: URGENT letter to MP Turkey_Kurds Oct2019.
Urgent action to stop further Turkish invasion of the Kurdish area in Syria; and to take back responsibility for British fighters with ISIS connections currently held captive by the Kurds in Syria. Continue reading “Turkey/Kurds in Syria/ISIS captives”
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.
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:
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”
What a beautifully written and illustrated book. It carries strong messages about accepting who you are, and following your heart for every child, and every child should have a copy https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/1999810465/ref=cm_sw_r_fa_dp_U_ssE7BbQR5KZNH?fbclid=IwAR2hr_Sw3qynC5iFXq-hoK_w-XzC1yN2WWYggV_AGmEmZ-yNKWulzgZnyEI
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”