Introduction to Extinction Rebellion for Birmingham’s Faith Communities

19/09/2019, 7:30 pm

at The Priory Rooms, Birmingham


A meeting hosted by CEQ Low Carbon Commitment forum to provide information about the Extinction Rebellion (XR) movement and how it relates to Quakers, other Christians and faith communities more widely.

With Speakers: Eve Jones of Extinction Rebellion Birmingham and Ian Bray, Quaker and co-founder of Extinction Rebellion.

The evening will cover:

  • an introduction to Extinction Rebellion, how/why/when it was set up,
  • the theoretical underpinning that identifies what features of a movement are key to bringing about sustained positive social change, its principles and values including 100% non-violence and valuing every one and every part of everyone;
  • how XR is a movement bringing together diverse existing movements including animal rights, farmers, vegans, NGOs, groups from all faiths and none;
  • introducing the Faith Bridge event, run by XR multi-faith groups, and allied organisations, to support the peaceful shut down of Westminster, London, in October.

The event is free and there is no need to book, but if you can please help us to plan for numbers by joining the Facebook event, or dropping an email to lowcarbon@centralenglandquakers.org.uk

Below are some quotes from different faith-based organisations involved:

“We are here because we believe this is what being faithful looks like in this critical time” Christian Climate Action

“The most urgent act of Tikkun Olam (repairing the world) that has ever been required of us.” XR Jews

“Doing what Love requires of us.” XR Quakers

“We are coming together to bring Rahim, divine mercy and compassion that is within us, to our wounded planet.” XR Muslims

“A meditation presence in this ecological crisis is a beacon for peace, and restores a deep sense of connection with the earth, each other and all beings. We can only do this together.” XR Brighton Meditators

“In this emerging and courageous movement, we sit and walk in the light of love and the spirit of the awakened heart.” Dharma Action Network for Climate Engagement (DANCE)

Contact: xrfaithbridge@gmail.com

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Location
The Priory Rooms
40 Bull Street
Birmingham
B4 6AF

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