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Update from Future We Need Group

The Future We Need Group is a group of religious from different congregations who meet regularly around issues pertaining to sustainable living and the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s). Currently the group is establishing some creative input for the Season of Creation beginning September 1st – October 4th. At a meeting on July […]

Westport Eco-Congregation pays tribute to the late Fr Patrick Burke

Westport Eco-Congregation wishes to honour, remember and pay tribute to the late Fr Patrick Burke, member of their committee. On Monday 26th June 2018, the news of his sudden death struck them all, the loss of one of their flock. Fr Patrick Burke (38) had been a curate in Westport for two years. He was […]

Suaimhneas – A Place of Peace

Suaimhneas is situated in Cappakeel, Emo, Co. Laois and is a non-residential centre, offering opportunities to explore Life’s Journey, in the context of New Cosmology, Ecology and the Universe Story. The centre is run by Sr Mai Finlay and Sr Ann Lynch, both of whom are members of the Sisters of Charity of Jesus and […]

ECI Climate Justice Candle @ World Meeting of Families 2018

The Eco-Congregation Ireland Climate Justice Candle will be present at the World Meeting of Families in the Prayer Marque for the duration of the pastoral congress in the RDS from Wednesday 22nd - Friday 24th August 2018. At 6.00pm on Friday 24th August the Candle will leave the final RDS liturgy and pilgrims hope to […]

July/August 2018 edition of the Eco-Congregation Ireland newsletter available!

Welcome to the July/August 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 […]

Connect2Earth Stories

Caroline Goucher from Westport Eco-Congregation has provided ECI with this report on their work: www.earthhour.org has featured County Mayo’s, newly awarded Care of Creation Group ‘Westport Eco-Congregation’ following on from their success over the last few years of activities for Earth Hour. #Connect2Earth was created to organise the efforts and to shed light on topics […]

Resources for Creation Time 2018

Eco-Congregation Ireland is preparing resources for Creation Time 2018 and they will be available and on our website soon. Read how Season of Creation is being supported across Christian traditions. Other resources can be downloaded as follows: European Christian Environmental Network World Council of Churches CAFOD Eco-Congregation Scotland Churches Together in Britain and Ireland Season […]

ECI Climate Justice Candle visits Kenmare & Dromod Union, Co Kerry

Priest-in-charge Michael Cavanagh send ECI this report: On Sunday 22nd July, The Church of the Transfiguration, Sneem and St Patrick, Kenmare hosted the Climate Justice Candle in special services as part of their progress towards the objectives of Eco-Congregation Ireland. The regular congregation was joined by visitors from the US, Germany, England, Greece and Limerick, […]

Watch the EcoQuakers film!

‘Quakers: The Spiritual Journey of Earthcare’ – a film by EcoQuakers Ireland – premiered during Ireland Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends at the Millennium Theatre, Limerick, on 19th July 2018. The film features Friends from around Ireland talking about the spiritual challenges around sustainability, where they find joy in the sustainability journey […]

Reflection on a Bee Orchid by Fr Hugh O’Donnell

Fr Hugh O'Donnell is a poet and ministers with the Salesian community in the parish of Sean McDermott Street in Dublin. He completed the MA course in Religion and Ecology in 2004 at the Columban Ecological Centre at Dalgan. Out of that experience came his written reflection on the intimate relationship between worship and the […]