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An evening with Alastair McIntosh, author of Riders on the Storm

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Alastair McIntosh will join us for a discussion about his book Riders on the Storm and how we can respond faithfully to the climate crisis

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How can we respond faithfully to the climate crisis? Grace Thomas, one of the Diocesan Environment Officers for Manchester Diocese will host an online discussion with author, broadcaster and campaigner, Alastair McIntosh in a session focussing on the image 'Learning to breathe underwater'. With reference to his book 'Riders on the Storm', Alastair will encourage us all to reflect on how we wade spiritually deeper into issues of climate activism

This session will be suitable for people concerned with the climate crisis and seeking to discern how to respond from a faith perspective. Participants may find it helpful to read 'Riders on the Storm' beforehand, but this is not essential.

Participants will receive a Zoom link via email for this event 24hrs before it goes live

Alastair McIntosh (Scotland) has been described by BBC TV as “one of the world’s leading environmental campaigners.” A pioneer of modern land reform in Scotland, he helped bring the Isle of Eigg into community ownership. On the Isle of Harris he negotiated withdrawal of the world’s biggest cement company (Lafarge) from a devastating “superquarry” plan. He then served, unpaid to avoid conflicts of interest, on the company’s Sustainability Stakeholders Panel for 10 years to help further corporate social and environmental responsibility.

Alastair guest lectures on nonviolence at military staff colleges including,for over two decades, on some of the UK Defence Academy's most senior courses. His books include Soil and Soul: People versus Corporate Power (Aurum), Spiritual Activism: Leadership as Service (Green Books), Poacher’s Pilgrimage: an Island Journey (Birlinn 2016, Cascade USA 2018) and Riders on the Storm (Birlinn 2020) which was long-listed for the Wainwright Prize in Global Conservation 2021. A Quaker with an interfaith outlook, focusing much of his work around spirituality, he lives in Glasgow with his wife, Véréne Nicolas. There he is a founding trustee of the GalGael Trust which works with with poverty, community and human potential, and an honorary professor in the College of Social Sciences at the University of Glasgow.

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