Thu, 09 Mar|
Kingston upon Thames
Link up- with the Quakers
We link up Hive users to local organisations, by introducing them in person. This week it is the turn of Kingston Quakers. who are offering "Climate Crisis: A Dialogue on Actions and Beliefs"
Time & Location
09 Mar 2023, 18:30 – 20:00
Kingston upon Thames, Fairfield E, Kingston upon Thames KT1 2PT, UK
About the event
Climate Crisis: A Dialogue on Actions and Beliefs
Venue: Kingston Quaker Centre
This dialogue at Kingston Quaker Centre will draw in three speakers, all passionate about the Climate Crisis from different angles. The speakers are:
Linda Murgatroyd, a member of the Loving Earth Project, which uses textile art to help people engage with ecological issues. Linda comments: ’I’ve been concerned about environmental issues since my late teens, trying to reduce my carbon footprint, supporting campaigns on environmental issues, and working within the Quaker community and beyond. The arts can be fruitful in helping people engage.”
Ben Mango, an Extinction Rebellion member, who comments: ’I came late to activism, but I have always had a strong sense of fairness and awareness how some people can be treated unjustly. Having attended an Extinction Rebellion presentation on the climate crisis in 2019 I quickly became involved with my local group in Wandsworth. I now spend about half my time working on national initiatives with XR."
Roy Vickery is a long-standing member of the Green Party. He attended Quaker meetings for many years, and worked as a botanist at the Natural History Museum for over 40 years; he remains a Scientific Associate at the Museum. He devotes much time to encouraging people to connect with the natural world, by leading plant walks and giving talks, mainly on the uses and folklore of our native flora.
Entry to the Dialogue is free and open to all, and refreshments will be provided. It is the latest in a series of events organised by Quakers in South West London to raise awareness of their activities. Previous meetings have examined myths and misunderstandings about Quakers, and how Quakerism compares with other faiths.