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Robert Nowell
LONDON – Visitors to East Anglia’s annual Greenpeace fair in England on Sunday (Sept. 2) will be able to confess their sins against the environment to a Catholic priest.
But the Rev. Antony Sutch, who will be hearing people’s eco-confessions, said it would be a question of secular rather than sacramental confession.
“I am going along because I am someone conscious of the need to look at our consumption and greed and what this is doing to the world God gave us to live on,” he said.
The fair is taking place just outside Bungay, 100 miles northeast of London, and is the biggest fund-raising event organized by East Anglia members of Greenpeace, the environmental organization founded in 1971.
They hope to raise more than $30,000. This year the sound system at one music stage will be powered by a member of the audience riding an exercise bicycle.
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