I approached Redbridge Faith Forum for a pathway in which to work out the project. They agreed with me to share this focus through their annual interfaith walk. I have had the privilege of contacting the representatives of all the main faith groups in the Ilford area, to gain their support and encourage their participation. This has been happening over the last 3 months, with the help of Ruth my wife, the RFF office and the faith leaders of Ilford.
I got support last November from the Sophia Hubs Active Citizens and Entrepreneurs course to come up with a project about raising awareness in Ilford of Climate change issues among faith groups. For me is such an overwhelming issue and such a huge topic and being on the course helped me to focus attention on what I could achieve in 3 months.
By taking part in the walk on Sunday October 18th –see the leaflet – you will get the chance to see how far we have got, how far we have still to go. You will see how you too can take part in this great work of contributing to caring for this beautiful creation and doing what we can to understand the devastating effects that climate change is having on our world.
Spending ten years in Bangladesh, spread over 30 years has taught me the importance of caring for the environment and has shown me what is happening on one of the world’s major front lines of the changing climate – the Ganges Delta. But climate change is happening here too and by all our actions here we too have to contribute to making those small differences that are in our hands to make.
Peter Musgrave (who co facilitated the course in March and will be co-running the next course in October)