Calendar for United Resistance events http://frackfreelancashire.org/events/
Maple Farm Community Hub is a space set aside for local residents and visitors who want to find out more about the resistance to the development of gasfields in the UK. The Hub with it’s kitchen, toilets, communal spaces and information areas, offers the ideal opportunity to interact with those who are taking action to stop the progress of the fracking industry. You can collect information sheets and leaflets, find merchandise, ask questions, share knowledge or simply pop in for a cuppa and see what unfolds.
There are camping sites available for those wanting to stay.
April 23-28 #NFIF week
Every morning our No Faith in Fracking procession will leave Maple Farm at 10am to walk the mile to the gates of the Cuadrilla fracking site where our programme will begin. Most days are a mixture of different groups and faiths.
At 5.30pm we will again gather ourselves to return to Maple Farm for food and companionship before departing.
Outline of Programme
Buddhist chanting and guided meditation, Christian Celtic care of Creation and Earth care ritual
Interfaith day, with walking and guided meditation by the gates, a silent vigil, readings and singing in the afternoon.
Women’s call for calm (regular walk and silence followed by songs). Followed by interfaith day with Catholic liturgy, prayers and hymns. In the afternoon a talk about the effects of climate change and walking meditation led by the Community of Interbeing.
Earth Day, with walking and guided meditations, readings and silent vigil in the after- noon. Evening workshop with Christian Climate Action at Maple Farm
8.15 – 9.45 Dharma Action Network for Climate Engagement – ‘Remembering Reconnecting and Refuelling’ workshop at Maple Farm
Description: Through a variety of practices you will be invited to remember and reconnect with what moved you to engage in the
action you are now taking. Sharing this with others and hearing others share their own motivations can help provide the inspiration and
emotional fuel necessary for sustained action on this vital issue.
10.00 Slow procession to the gates 11.00 Earth Agape’ Liturgy led by Father Martin Newell – Christian Climate Action and Faith & Resistance Network
12.30 lunch at gates 13.00 DANCE (Dharma Action Network for Climate Engagement)
group ritual. 14.00 Quaker -led vigil (1hr later than usual gathering)
followed by Earth and spirit poetry and readings, Songs of Hope
Shared Closing Circle & Sharing of Blessings – Chance to bring together all the groups Dharma Action Network for Climate Engagement/ Christian Climate Network/ Faith & Resistance Network/ Quakers
Saturday – at the gates tbc.
Saturday at Maple Farm Community Hub
Wiccan Wellbeing day 10.00 – 16.00
With BELTANE FULL MOON BLESSINGS Just share our good energies for a frack-free planet! 10am Welcome! Opening circle for elemental connections 10.30 Angel oracle cards: Annie Rose will share how using angel cards helps the life journey 11.30 My journey with Ayahuasca: Seeing in the world in 3 dimensions, by Jane 12.00 Yoga practise: Simple exercises with Simone 12.30 Naturopathic nutritional therapy: Eat well with Ruth
13.00 Light lunch provided plus bring and share to Relax and chat over creative projects 14.00 Guided meditation creating the world you want to live in: Explore dragon energy connections with holistic healer Ann Singleton 15.00 Practices to Reconnect Our Lives, Our World Joanna Macy on ways the work does itself with return to real awareness: Jewel 16.00 Closing ceremony of potentials for gratitude and appreciation
Every day we are engaged in a miracle which we don’t even recognize: a blue sky, white clouds, green leaves, the black, curious eyes of a child — our own two eyes. All is a miracle.” —Thich Nhat Hanh
‘The world doesn’t belong to leaders. The world belongs to all humanity.’
Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter. — Izaak Walton