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Challenge Poverty Webinars - Poverty and Climate

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Four webinars hosted by Priority Areas during October focusing on the correlation between poverty and climate.

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This year we are expanding our Challenge Poverty Week offerings and hosting webinars through the whole of October to tie it together with COP26, the United Nations Climate Change Conference being held in Glasgow in November. Climate and poverty are two of the greatest challenges facing the world at the moment and through these four webinars we will be exploring the links between them and looking at different ways congregations can get involved in tackling them head on. All the sessions will be facilitated by the Priority Areas staff team and involve lots of opportunity for discussion and questions.

Wednesday 6th October

Our first webinar will explore the links between poverty and the climate crisis at a local, national and international level and our guest speakers will be Val Brown (Christian Aid Scotland), Stephen Curran (Eco-Congregation Scotland) and Francis Stuart (Scottish Trades Union Congress).

Wednesday 13th October

This webinar will look at how we bring care for creation and desire for climate justice into our worship, including both practical resource you can use and deeper questions to consider. Our guest speakers will be Joel Payne (Resound Worship), Wendy Lloyd (Faith Communications Coordinator, Christian Aid) and David Coleman (Environmental Chaplain, Eco-Congregation Scotland).

Wednesday 20th October

This webinar will look at issues around food, with a particular focus on community food projects and how they can help address both poverty and the climate crisis. Guest speakers will include Mel Hall (Blackhill's Growing), Paddy McKenna (Cassiltoun Housing Association) and Jon Molyneux (Fareshare).

Wednesday 27th October

Our final webinar will focus on buildings, considering different approaches congregations can take to make sure their buildings suit the needs of their congregation and community and how to make them more sustainable. Guest speakers will include Barri Millar (General Trustees) and Scott Wham (Architect).

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