March/April 2018 Eco-Congregation Ireland Newsletter available!

Welcome to the March/April 2018 edition of the Eco-Congregation Ireland newsletter!

Read the newsletter in full here.

Thank you to everyone who contributed items for this edition! 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 Newsletters will be sent out at the end of May, July, September and November 2018.

In this newsletter:

  • Our Climate Justice Candle – The Journey Continues!
  • Awards! Awards! Drumalis Retreat and Conference Centre, Larne, Co Antrim receives ECI Award!
  • The Eco-Congregation Ireland Annual Review 2017 is now online!
  • ECI Committee Members Attends Launch of ‘Laudato Tree’ project at Áras an Uachtaráin
  • The Church of the Ascension of the Lord, Balally, Dublin Celebrates Earth Hour
  • Update from South Belfast Quaker Meeting
  • Update from Faith in Action Group, Ballineaspaig Parish, Dennehy’s Cross, Cork
  • Sacred Heart Messenger to feature ECI articles
  • Earth Day 2018: End Plastic Pollution – Countdown to 22 April 2018
  • Cork Three Faiths Forum to Celebrate Earth Day 2018 – End Plastic Pollution!
  • Care for Creation Day at the Sanctuary of St Patrick, Lough Derg, Co Donegal – Saturday 19 May 2018
  • Update from An Gáirdín Organic and Ecology Centre, Portumna, Co Galway
  • Cloughjordan Community Development Committee opens Biodiversity Week 2018 with Ecumenical Eco Service
  • Launch of Next Phase of Peace Forest Ireland Project
  • Reminder - Dromantine Retreat – Finding God in the Singing Heart of the World: An Exploration of the Creation Spirituality of Laudato Si’
  • Dodder Action Day – 21 April 2018
  • Update from Northern Ireland Creation Care Network
  • Reminder - Launch and BioBlitz at Jubilee Farm, Larne, Co Antrim
  • National Holy Wells Day – 17 June 2018
  • New Derry Diocese Laudato Si Group
  • Sisters of Mercy Eco Conference – Hearing the Cry of the Earth
  • Kerry Christian Meditation Groups – Day of Reflection with Sr Nellie Mc Laughlin
  • New Publication – ‘Creation and the Cross’ by Elizabeth A Johnson
  • Article by Sr Nellie Curtin – ‘The Spirit of Brigid in Earth, Air, Fire and Water’
  • A Spring Day in Dalgan: Forty Shades of Green, Extoling the Wonder of Leaves
  • The Wonder of Creation, The Miracle of life: An Invitation to Walk with God in Self-Discovery within the Mystery of the Unfolding Universe
  • Roscrea Quaker Meeting, Co Tipperary produces Leaflet on Promoting Sustainability
  • Update from the SMA Wilton Justice Group – A Call to Action!
  • Future We Need Group Produces Leaflets on Plastic Pollution for Earth Day 2018
  • Three Patrons Church Rathgar Lenten Talks
  • Daughters of Charity Kenya Prepare Book of Reflections on Laudato Si
  • Tralee Boys’ Brigade Highlights Plastic Waste in St Patrick’s Day Parade
  • Reminder – FREE VOICE Ireland’s Free Recycling Guidance Workshops & Community Grants Available!
  • Eco Challenge!
  • Prayer for the Earth