JustShare is a coalition of churches and charities committed to promoting a just share of the world’s resources for all.
We do this through free public debates, seminars, lectures and other events aiming to engage specifically with the City of London on issues of global development and justice, and to encourage positive action in response. Learn more here.
Women as Agents of Change
4th October 2016
St James's Church, Piccadilly
Our speakers included Christina Rees, Katie Allen and Anneke van Woudenberg. Chaired by the Rev Lucy Winkett.
6:05pm, Wednesday 16th November at St Mary-le-Bow Church, Cheapside
Join us for a Christian Social and Political Thought lecture by Dr Wilf Wilde.
This talk plans to look one year on at the links between the Paris attacks of 13 November 2015 and the climate change talks in Paris of December 2015. First it will also look at the links not pursued in the mainstream media between France and the UK, Syria and Iraq from 1916 to 2016, post-Chilcott. Second, it will look at energy and climate change issues in the light of the Middle Eastern wars after Iraq in 2003.
If we wish to have a more just share of the world’s finite energy resources, we need not only to campaign about climate change but against imperialism, neo-colonialism and a new militarism in the UK, France and Syria - and in Egypt, Libya, Brazil and Thailand - where ‘states of emergency’, coups and military dictatorships symbolise the real new world order after the recession of 2008.
Paris and Syria: Climate Change and Imperial Energy Wars
Dr Wilf Wilde has had a varied career in the oil industry, in the City of London (working for ING-Barings and Merrill Lynch among others), as Marketing Director at the Energy regulator, Ofgem and then as Executive Director of the Durham University Energy Institute. He is now a Visiting Fellow at St John’s College, Durham University and will be in residence there for Michaelmas term 2016.
Since leaving City work, he has been on the JustShare Steering Group for over a decade. He has also written two major inter disciplinary books on oil, geo-politics and biblical theology. His 2014-16 venture has been in novel writing. ‘The Manchester Mercenary’ is set between 1253 and 1264, sometimes called the First English Revolution, culminating in the Battle of Lewes; the town he has lived in for the last 30 years. He lectured on the Magna Carta of 1215 and the struggle for global justice at St Mary le Bow last year.
He is also half way through a new non-fiction work called ‘Resistance to Capital’ on British Labour and political history. Besides consultancy work in Russia, he has lectured extensively in the USA and UK on Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Syria and the Ukraine.
Cathedrals and churches on four continents have come together to raise awareness and activism about water by launching the JustWater website (justwater2017.org). This website is part of a new project focussed on celebrating, protecting and ensuring equal access to the gift of water for all, with an international programme organised by St George’s Cathedral (Cape Town); St Paul’s Cathedral (London); St Paul’s Cathedral (Melbourne); and Trinity Church Wall Street (New York).
JustShare is very proud to be one of the local partners in making JustWater 2017 a success, so keep an eye out on our website for more details coming soon. In the meantime, take a look at www.justwater2017.org and tweet your thoughts with #JustWater2017