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GCEJN
March 2018

Thursday 1st March 2018 12:00POSTPONED - GCEJN*: “Apocalypse and the future of Creation”GCEJN*: “Apocalypse and the future of Creation”
For our first meeting of the year, Daniel Button, a professional theology lecturer, has kindly agreed to speak about: “Apocalypse and the Future of the Earth: from Creation to New Creation” followed by Q&A.
There will be some time at the end for anyone working towards an EcoChurch Award (A Rocha) for sharing ideas and mutual support. Has your church registered yet? Please click here for a map of local Eco Churches: http://ecochurch.arocha.org.uk/eco-church-locations/
Speaker: Daniel Button, Director of Gloucestershire Theological School
http://gtstheology.org/about/management-team/
Date: Thursday 1st March
Times: 12.30 - 2.00pm (come and go as you please)
Venue: St John the Baptist, Church Road, Randwick, GL6 6HJ. There is parking for cars on the road outside the church. The John Wesley Room will hold 15 - 20 people. Please bring your own sandwiches and there are facilities for making tea/coffee. There’s also a loo. The Revd Dr Simon Topping is hosting the meeting (simon.topping@methodist.org.uk)
Transport: It would be good to car share if possible
These meetings are free of charge thanks to support by the Diocese of Gloucester. Feel free to bring a friend along. It would be good to know in advance but not essential.
Sunday 11th March 2018 Fukushima nuclear disaster anniversary The Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster was an energy accident at the Fukushima I Nuclear Power Plant in Fukushima, initiated primarily by the tsunami following the Tōhoku earthquake on 11 March 2011
Friday 16th March 2018 Amoco Cadiz oil spill anniversary https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amoco_Cadiz
Amoco Cadiz was a very large crude carrier (VLCC) under the Liberian flag of convenience owned by Amoco. On 16 March 1978, she ran aground on Portsall Rocks, 5 km (3 mi) from the coast of Brittany, France; and ultimately split in three and sank, resulting in the largest oil spill of its kind in history to that date
Sunday 18th March 2018 Torrey Canyon oil spill anniversary https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SS_Torrey_Canyon
SS Torrey Canyon was an LR2 Suezmax Class oil tanker with a cargo capacity of 120,000 tons of crude oil. She was shipwrecked off the western coast of Cornwall, England, on 18 March 1967, causing an environmental disaster. At that time she was the largest vessel ever to be wrecked.
Wednesday 21st March 2018 International Day of Forests http://www.un.org/en/events/forestsday/
Thursday 22nd March 2018 World Water Day http://worldwaterday.org
12:15GCEJN*: “Apocalypse and the future of Creation”This is the meeting postponed due to snow and high winds. Dr Daniel Button, a professional theology lecturer, has kindly agreed to speak about: “Apocalypse and the Future of the Earth: from Creation to New Creation” followed by Q&A.

There will be some time at the end for anyone working towards an EcoChurch Award (A Rocha) for sharing ideas and mutual support. Has your church registered yet? Please click here for a map of local Eco Churches: http://ecochurch.arocha.org.uk/eco-church-locations/

Speaker: Daniel Button, Director of Gloucestershire Theological School
http://gtstheology.org/about/management-team/
Date: Thursday 1st March
Times: 12.15 - 1.45pm (come and go as you please)
Venue: Elkstone Village Hall, which is situated about three miles from the infamous Air Balloon roundabout just off the A417 dual carriageway. The post code for your sat/nav is GL53 9PB. I'm sorry this venue is inaccessible for public transport but we shall try harder for subsequent meetings.

Please bring your own sandwiches and there are facilities for making tea/coffee. There’s also a loo.

Transport: It would be good to car share if possible
These meetings are free of charge thanks to support by the Diocese of Gloucester.

Feel free to bring a friend along. It would be good to know in advance but not essential.
Saturday 24th March 2018 Exxon Valdez anniversary The Exxon Valdez oil spill occurred in Prince William Sound, Alaska, on Good Friday, 24 March, 1989, when Exxon Valdez, an oil tanker bound for Long Beach, California, struck Prince William Sound's Bligh Reef at 12:04 am local time and spilled 11 to 38 million US gallons (260,000 to 900,000 bbl; 42,000 to 144,000 m3) of crude oil over the next few days. It is considered to be one of the most devastating human-caused environmental disasters
 Earth Hour https://www.earthhour.org
Wednesday 28th March 2018 Three Mile Island anniversary The Three Mile Island accident was a partial nuclear meltdown that occurred on March 28, 1979, in reactor number 2 of Three Mile Island Nuclear Generating Station (TMI-2) in Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, United States. It was the most significant accident in U.S. commercial nuclear power plant history