Community organising skills workshop

Community organising skills workshop

Climate change is an emotionally challenging problem for many people, even those of us who are sustained by our faith. It is a “wicked problem” in the sense that it has many root causes and multiple ways for taking action, all of them involving people getting out of their comfort zones. This workshop is for people in faith communities who wish to become clearer on how to:

(1) be effective in influencing the perspectives of others in your community, and

(2) deepen your community’s engagement, confidence and energy to respond to the challenges climate change presents.

As a bonus, these workshops offer a sense of connection with other people of faith with a similar deep desire for a safer, fairer climate future.

When: Saturday, 8 October, 10 am – 4.30 pm

Where: Quaker Meeting House, 119 Devonshire St, Surry Hills.

We encourage you to keep your carbon footprint down by using public transport. To plan your travel use Translink. Click here for location. Detailed directions are here.

Facilitators: John Carroll and Thea Ormerod (ARRCC) The presenters have both received training from those masters of social change in Australia, the Change Agency, as part of their Community Organising Fellowship. John is a climate activist and theologically trained Pastor. Thea is a Social Worker and long-time social justice advocate.

There will be a donation process on the day (not compulsory). The suggested donation is $20, or concession rate $10 which includes lunch & light refreshments.

RSVP here or email to [email protected] by 5 October to book your reservation!

Australian Religious Response to Climate Change is a multi-faith, member-based organisation of people from around Australia. While celebrating the uniqueness of our different traditions, we stand together in working for an ecologically and socially sustainable future. We recognise that climate change is not only a scientific, environmental, economic and political issue – it is also a profoundly moral and spiritual one.

October 08, 2016 at 10:00am - 4:30pm
Quaker Meeting House
119 Devonshire St
Surry Hills , NSW 2010