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February Issue #42.3


Keeping us all connected with what's happening at the ILSC and around London! 



ILSC - Online / Eco-Challenge No. 2
24 Feb- 2 March 

Eating a sustainable diet – Meat-free Week 

This week's challenge is to try a sustainable diet for a week. Can you make it a whole week as a vegetarian? If you're already a vegetarian, can you make it a week as a vegan? Already vegan - share some tips with friends and family to help make the change! And why not share your favourite vegan and veggie recipes on our Facebook page?

Did you know... one hamburger uses 3,000 litres of water (which is the same as showering straight for 2 months)! Going to a plant-based diet can cut your carbon footprint by 50% and help feed more people in the world! There are so many reasons, so why not give it a try?

Need some inspiration - try the links below for some ideas! Also, it's Fairtrade Fortnight (more details below) so as part of your sustainable diet - think fairtrade!
Simple Veganista
Vegetarian recipes for students

ILSC - Online 
Friday 26 February 3pm

Afternoon 'hi' tea!

We're looking forward to seeing you again - from wherever you may find yourself at the moment! This is a chance to catch up with one another and reconnect (I know I really miss all of you!)

Details for the zoom call are:
Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 842 8050 3911
Password: 992267
Zoom link
Save the weekly meetings to your calendar so you don't miss out!

Friday 5 March 6pm

World Day of Prayer

We've had a recent tradition of the ILSC and St Mary's German church of joining together to mark the World Day of Prayer - a day celebrating women from around the world. This year, the service comes from Vanuatu with a focus on gender and climate justice. We are looking for readings to take part in this service (which will take place on Zoom). Let us know if you're able to lend your voice!
World Day of Prayer

ILSC - Online
2 March 1pm

ILSC Book Club

February's book is A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles: In 1922, Count Alexander Rostov is deemed an unrepentant aristocrat by a Bolshevik tribunal, and is sentenced to house arrest in the Metropol, a grand hotel across the street from the Kremlin. Rostov, an indomitable man of erudition and wit, has never worked a day in his life, and must now live in an attic room while some of the most tumultuous decades in Russian history are unfolding outside the hotel’s doors. Unexpectedly, his reduced circumstances provide him entry into a much larger world of emotional discovery. Join us later this month to discuss your thoughts! Whether you've read a little or a lot, we all have something to share. Upcoming reads:
March: A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini
April: Blindness by José Saramago

Book Club Zoom link

Wherever you are!


Sir David Attenborough on Climate and Security  to UN Security Council
In the Christian tradition, the time of Lent is a time of self-examination, often through prayer, fasting, penance and giving to those in need. It can be a time to reflect on one's personal relationship with God and our global relationship with God's gift of creation. This Lent, you are invited to take part in 6-weeks of Eco-Challenges as we reflect on how we impact the environment. A different Eco-Challenge will be revealed each Wednesday on our Facebook page and Instagram (with reminders in the Friday newsletter). I hope you'll join us!

What's Up? What's On?

Wasting time...

Where does the time go? Sometimes it seems like there aren't enough hours in the day and sometimes it feels like a challenge to fill the hours. And sometimes we end up down that youtube/netflix rabbit hole until we notice it's 2am! If you're looking to switch up how you waste time, or just looking for something to do during long Zoom meetings or ways to destress that you can do from your chair - why not check out these website? (all come recommended from a reputable 12 year-old...):

For the artist in you...
Who doesn't love koalas?! keep clicking - you'll get there...
In case things are getting too noisy... or just watch the balls bounce to your fav music
Minimalist meditation exercises based on the power of small
Gardening, but with emojis, sound effects and less time
Smashing walls... very satisfying...

ILSC - Online
22 Feb - 7 Mar 

Fairtrade Fortnight

Fairtrade Fortnight is an opportunity for us to put more thought into the food we're buying: Where does it come from? Is it sustainable? How are the farmers and workers involved in the process treated? This year's theme encourages us to think about the climate, farmers, food and us. Join in this year's free festival of online events and activities to entertain, educate and inspire us all to choose the world we want to see…

Fairtrade Fortnight Festival

From wherever you are

Feeling a bit ...?

Many of us are feeling a bit weary and fed-up at the moment and may just need some space to talk. If you're feeling a bit down or anxious or sad or on edge or a bit lost in the midst of everything going on around you - remember that the chaplain is here to provide support for you. Feel free to get in touch over the phone or email if you'd like to schedule a time to talk.
Contact the chaplain
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