January 2018 Eco-Congregation Ireland Newsletter available

Welcome to the January 2018 edition of the Eco-Congregation Ireland newsletter!  Read the newsletter in full: ECI Newsletter January 2018.

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 send us details. Newsletters will be sent out at the end of  March, May, July, September and November 2018.

In this newsletter:

  • Our Climate Justice Candle – The Journey Continues!
  • Awards! Awards! St James Church of Ireland & St Anne’s Catholic Parishes in Shankill, Co Dublin receive ECI Award!
  • New Certificates from Eco-Congregation Ireland!
  • ECI Collaborates with Church of Ireland Bishops’ Appeal & Representative Church Body to Promote the Lenten initiative #Jars4Journeys
  • Intertwining of Ecology and Religion by Fran Brady, ECI Quaker Representative
  • Save the Date! Laudato Sí – Connecting Global and Local Action by Lorna Gold, Trócaire
  • Earth Hour 2018
  • Representative Church Body of the Church of Ireland Steps Up Its Commitment to Tackling Climate Change
  • Traditional Sacrament of Epiphany Celebrated in Indian Orthodox Church, Dublin, Re-affirming the Need for Care of Nature
  • European Christian Environmental Network has a New Website!
  • Reminder! Drumalis 2018 Earth-Centred Retreats
  • Annual Eco-Congregation Scotland Gathering Date and Theme Announced
  • Carrigaline Union of Parishes Lenten Study Series 2018
  • Update from Jubilee Farm, Larne, Co Antrim
  • Forest Friends Ireland to Re-launch the Peace Forest Ireland Project
  • New Year Reflection and Challenge from Killiskey Parish, United Dioceses of Dublin and Glendalough
  • Care for Creation Day at Lough Derg, Co Donegal
  • Climate Change Publications from the Quaker United Nations Office
  • Laudato Si Reflected in Funeral Service of Nora McDowell, Rathgar Parish Laudato Si Group
  • A Quaker Response to Animal Suffering – Woodbrooke Distance Learning Course
  • Update from South Belfast Quaker Meeting
  • Date of Next NI Creation Care Network Meeting
  • Save the Date!  Next Meet-Up of Belfast Repair Café!
  • Laudato Si’ Reflections from Loving Sister Earth
  • Update from Faith in Action Group, Ballineaspaig Parish, Dennehy’s Cross, Cork
  • Request for help!
  • Dromantine Retreat – Finding God in the Singing Heart of the World: An Exploration of the Creation Spirituality of Laudato Si’
  • Churches in France Encourage Ecological Conversion – Eco-certification Label Église Verte Launched
  • Eco Challenge!
  • Prayer for the Earth