Our Autumn picture of beekeepers was taken on the island of Rodrigues,
near Mauritius in the Indian Ocean. The photograph is by Paul Draper, who
runs Craft Aid in Rodrigues, a society which works with people with
disabilities, to give them a skill and a livelihood.
The beekeepers provide the photograph for the month of January for our
new calendar for 2017, a flyer for which can be seen via the button below.
The desktop calendar focuses on work and life around the world, mostly in
places where Christians Aware is involved. Some of the images have been
used as ‘action cards’ over the last year or two. The calendar is interesting,
bright and also useful. We hope members will order copies for themselves
and also as presents.
The beekeepers are important for the contribution they make, through the
bees, to improving the environment and the honey they produce is
wonderful. Sometimes we have it for sale in the office. We had a session on
beekeeping at the summer school this year and we were asked to support
our local beekeepers by offering to accommodate hives, and by buying the
The beekeepers in the picture, because they are disabled, are a strong
reminder of the challenge to us all to care for the disadvantaged wherever
we may meet them.
Our annual conference will take place at Swanwick, in Derbyshire from
January 13 - 15, and we will be focusing on an ever growing number of
people in our world who are perhaps the most disadvantaged, the asylum
seekers and refugees. We have called the conference ‘Longing for Freedom.
Migration in Europe’. Speakers include Archbishop Rowan Williams, Jenny
Brown, who is head of European affairs at Christian Aid, and Christine Elliott
from CTBI. Geoff Weaver will be looking after the music, and we have an
excellent group of seminar group leaders. We are looking forward to the
conference and to meeting many friends, old and new.
Kevin Commons book "Faith Beyond Belief" is still available.
Details can be seen or the book can be downloaded via the
button. CA have just published two new books, a book for
Advent, "Be Strong Take Heart" by Anthea Dove, and "Alfred" by
Anthony Gimpel, the story of one man's resistance when the Nazi
army moved into Holland. Flyers for these books can be seen
via the buttons below.
A Flyer and Order Form for 2016 Christmas cards can be reached
via the button below as can the new A5 2017 Desktop Calendar.
The CA office also has a variety of new blank cards which are
suitable for many greetings.
2 Saxby Street, Leicester LE2 0ND,
Opening hours Mon - Fri 10am - 4pm
We are sad to hear of the recent death of Robert Pike, an
appreciation of him can be read here.