Sunday, February 3, 2013

Christianity, Capitalism and the Poor: Where's the Good News

At the Christian Aid Week planning meeting this morning before lunch a couple of people mentioned how inspirational Loretta Minghella, Chief Executive of Christian Aid, was at this year's University of Reading Chaplaincy New Year lecture. It was televised by students so I finally got round to watching it this evening - yes, hugely moving and inspiring. You can watch it on line here.

INF meal at Candlemas

After today's excellent Candlemas Worship Together we had a delicious vegetarian meal. Following the Food Matters meeting, I was determined not to end up buying a pudding from the Co-op on the way to church but I think I'll need to practice the Chocolate and Pear Tatin I made (Green & Black's Ultimate Chocolate Recipe Book) to improve the appearance (although it tasted much as one would hope with that much Divine chocolate in it). The money raised from the meal will be given to INF and so Ali (back from Nepal but returning shortly) showed us a very moving film about their work after the meal.
Less positively from a green perspective, it was again really warm in church today and the figures for the end of year confirm that our gas use (school and church combined) has actually gone up signficantly this year.