The organising group are volunteers who meet every few months to plan Footsteps’ activities. We aim to have representation from the major faiths.
As a retired Church of England Vicar I used to treat the environment as one concern among many. Then from a few years ago I have come to realise that, unless we do something soon to counteract climate change, it will become irreversible. Hence I support Footsteps’ campaign for a Low Carbon Future and see it as part of God’s invitation to look after our earth.
Having worked with pre-school children for many years, I now work for a small charity called Peace Hub, while in my spare time I enjoy listening to and playing music. As a Quaker, I see both interfaith work andliving in harmony with our environment as integral to living out my faith andcreating the just and peaceful world I want to see.
I am Pagan and an avid birdwatcher and amateur botanist. I run the Rainbow Moot for LGBT+ Pagans and the Halesowen Moot for Pagans in my local area, I am also the Pagan Chaplain for Aston University. I joined Footsteps because I have a passion for interfaith work and the environment. I hope in the future to be off grid and self-sufficient.
As a teacher of A level Geography and Environmental Science I taught about the reality of climate change in the 1990’s. I’m a trustee of the Jubilee Debt Campaign and a life-long liberal Christian. For the last 10 years I’ve been working for better interfaith understanding in Birmingham. I long for my three grandchildren to grow up in a beautiful, peaceful and sustainable world.
Sikh – Nishkam Centre
Quaker – Central England Quaker Low Carbon Commitment Forum
Jewish – Birmingham Progressive Synagogue
Muslim – Bahu Trust
Vedic – Arya Samaj
The planning group does what it says on the tin – meets to plan Footsteps events, including making a programme of events for the year, booking venues and speakers, publicity before and after each event, taking care of finances and liaising with our parent organisation Birmingham Council of Faiths.
But the group is only a small part of Footsteps, behind the scenes. The real work for a low carbon future is doneby all the people who attend our events, share ideas and support each other. So if you’re interested, whether you’ve gotyears of experience caring faithfully for the environment or are totally new tothe subject, we’d love to meet you.