Next Lighter Footprints meeting – Wed 26 Oct 

Wednesday 26 October 
7.00 pm for 7.30 start
Guide Hall
1 Faversham Rd

You are warmly invited to join us for this meeting at 7.00 pm to share a glass of wine, tea coffee and plenty of nibbles and to meet new faces, 

find out who we are and what we do.

  Stories of hope, healing and meaning

Faith, literature and psychology all deal with what it is to be human and find meaning in our world.
How can we tap into this wisdom in the context of dealing with climate change? 
Panel of three speakers, Cath James, Carol Ride and Nivy Balachandran
Carol Ride is a psychologist and couple psychotherapist, who is well known in the climate movement in Melbourne for the last several years. Carol Ride is President of Psychology for a Safe Climate (PSC) a group of  psychologists and helping professionals working together to contribute psychological understanding within the community to support and facilitate strong and urgent action on climate change. 

Cath James
Campaigns and Communications OfficerCommission for Mission 

Cath James is the Campaigns and Communications Officer for the Uniting Church’s social justice unit in Victoria and Tasmania. She has spent the last twenty years working on climate change and is particularly interested in how stories inform how we understand the world and then how we act as a result.  She spends her spare time writing fiction and re-imagining how the world could be.

Nivy Balachandran
Regional Coordinator, United Religions Initiative (URI) Southeast Asia and the Pacific – Pacific Zone
Nivy has been involved in local and international interfaith work for several years. Nivy has extensive experience in government and the nonprofit sector where she was involved in project planning, community organizing, and developing public policy. Through her leadership with InterAction, Nivy has experience in developing in interfaith leadership training, manages communications strategies, and fostering mutually trusting relationships across religious and ethnic barriers. 


After the break, discussion of other issues on our agenda 

Further information 0411 115 186