I am excited to be taking part in a mini-retreat this weekend, organised by LIFE, Local Initiative for Faith and the Environment.
The 24-hour retreat will be at The Quadrangle, a converted barn in Kent. It will include walks in the local area, exploring ecology, and sharing life stories. We will also be sharing a dormitory, cooking together, and bringing food to share for a picnic on the first day. I'm especially excited at the opportunity for some (indoor) camping inside the barn!
I will be facilitating a workshop in which we will be reflecting on verses from the Qur'an, and selcted verses of ecopoetry.
It is still possible to sign up for the day, though firm confirmation is needed as soon as possible.
Further details from LIFE:
If you are interested in coming, the cost will be on a donations basis, depending on how much you can afford.
£10 for unemployed / £20 for low income / £30 for fully employed
Contact: Rebecca Brewin – rebecca@handtoearth .net/ 07896 936 625
or Sadaat Yusuf - saadat_yusuf@ yahoo.co. uk / 07939 325 032
LIFE has been created as a bridge between faith-based networks and environmental action in the Borough of Lambeth.
The hope is that this bridge serves to bring people together around two of the most vital pillars of peace-building in society today: climate change and inter-faith dialogue.