This Bank Holiday Monday, May 26th people of faith and residents of Birmingham came to the Botanical Gardens for 'Believing in our Environment' organised by Birmingham Friends of the Earth as part of the Faith Leaders initiative "Faiths for the City.
Family Fun was the highlight of the day – with craft activities using recycled materials, origami with re-used paper, face painting and henna tattoos. We all had a chance to talk about environmental concerns and participants left their messages on our tree of hopes. Rianne ten Veen (Midlands Islamic Network for the Environment) and David Wetton (Birmingham Jubilee Debt Campaign) gave a presentation on the Islamic and Christian perspective of Debt and Climate Change. Dr Rama Karri, Hindu Chaplain to the University of Birmingham led participants through a Hindu perspective and Nigel Baker and Lou Twist facilitated an animated discussion on Friends of the Earth and our current campaign on BioFuels.
For more information on the day or to find out how you can get involved in the multifaith project please contact Maud Grainger at firstname.lastname@example.org