Come to-morrow and ring my chimes!!!
Well, actually the invitation is on behalf of All Saints Anglican Church, Mitcham, who is hosting this Climate Change Bellringing Event.
Here is some information and here too about the above event being held world wide but, in particular, at All Saints Anglican Church, Whitehorse Road, Mitcham, Melbourne to-morrow at 3pm. Coffee and eats will be available.
Church bells will ring 350 times on December 13th, 2009 as part of the largest inter-denominational faith protest of the century. The International Day of Climate Action for Faith Groups event will include churches, synagogues, and mosques from around the world, ringing bells, sounding chimes and beating drums, in a global call for an ambitious and binding agreement in Copenhagen.
“We envisage a chain of chimes and prayers stretching in a time-line from the Fiji Islands in the South Pacific – where the day first begins and where the effects of climate change are already felt today – to northern Europe and across the globe,” explains the World Council of Churches website.
The global event is designed to encourage all faiths to mobilize parishes, congregations and members in a call for urgent action against climate change while creating a global symphony of bells, drums and prayer that will hopefully reach the ears of world politicians.
Bells, chimes and drums will sound 350 times to symbolize the safe upper limit of CO2 in the atmosphere, currently we are at an average of 388ppm and a peak of 390ppm.
ALL SAINTS MITCHAM
IS SITUATED AT THE CORNER OF
MAROONDAH HIGHWAY (WHITEHORSE ROAD)
EDWARD STREET, MITCHAM.
PICTURE OF CHURCH BELOW SO YOU CAN RECOGNISE IT.