January 2017 Eco Congregation Ireland Newsletter available

Welcome to the January 2017 edition of the Eco Congregation Ireland newsletter!  Read the newsletter in full:  ECI Newsletter January 2017.

In this newsletter:

  • Our Climate Justice Candle – The Journey Continues!
  • Awards! Awards!
  • Diocese of Kerry Justice, Peace, and Integrity of Creation Committee attends Stop Climate Chaos event in Buswells Hotel, Dublin
  • Trócaire – A Just Faith Retreat for Young Adults
  • Drumalis Environment Group - Re-inhabiting the Earth Spring Conference, 10-12 February 2017
  • Ballynature Day – 25 February 2017
  • Apple Tree Planting in Ballymacelligott Parish, Diocese of Kerry
  • Laudato Si and Catholic Investing: Clean Energy for Our Common Home
  • Global Catholic Climate Movement
  • Afri Féile Bríde 2017 - Solas Bhride Centre, Tully Road, Kildare Town, 4 February 2017
  • Pray and Fast for the Climate
  • Faith Communities and Environmental Activism Conference
  • 2016: The Warmest Year on Record and One Of The Most Politically Traumatic - A Report from Adrian Shaw, Church of Scotland Climate Change Officer
  • Mayo Dark Skies
  • Earth Hour for Churches – 25 March 2017
  • Fairtrade Fortnight 27 February - 12 March 2017
  • Ballineaspaig Parish, Cork - Lenten Talks - The Wonder of Creation
  • Update on the 2016 Work of SAGE in St Anne’s Parish , Shankill
  • Cashel, Ferns and Ossory Environmental Committee Conference
  • ‘Our Common Home – Our Common Future’: The Good News of the SDGs – Workshop
  • Creation Care Network in Northern Ireland – Next Meeting
  • Children from Baldoyle Parish, Dublin learn about the Pope’s encyclical on climate change
  • Seminars at An Gáirdín Organic and Ecology Centre, Portumna
  • Eco Challenge!
  • Prayer for the Earth

If you have any information or stories from your congregation, parish, meeting or Eco-Congregation we would love to hear from you!  Please forward your news to us at info@ecocongregationireland.com.  Don't forget if you hold an event or meeting, or host our Climate Justice Candle, take some photos and we can include them in our newsletter and website. If you want your event promoted in our bi-monthly newsletter, please email us about 2 weeks before the next newsletter is due out to ensure inclusion. Newsletters will be sent out at the end of March, May, July, September and November.