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Clonakilty Methodist Church hosts the Climate Justice Candle!

Grace Kingston, a member of Clonakilty Methodist sent ECI this report: The President of the Methodist Church, Rev Dr Laurence Graham, delivered the Climate Justice Candle to Clonakilty Methodist Church whilst on a visit to the West Cork Circuit on Friday 29th September 2017. In preparation for hosting the candle, we invited four local schools […]

Loving Sister Earth to Engage with Spiritual Tourism to Promote Care for Nature

Brian Grogan SJ has sent ECI the following update from Loving Sister Earth: Autumn is a time when nature quietens down, giving space for new ideas and images to bud forth. Here are a few that have come our way in which we are trying to discern the movement of the Spirit and how we […]

The Parish of Sean McDermott Street, Dublin Celebrates Creation!

Fr Hugh O’Donnell, a Salesian priest working in Sean McDermott Street parish, provided ECI with this update: In the parish of Sean McDermott Street the parishioners displayed a banner outside the church announcing the 'Season of Creation' during September and October.  In their Eucharist they regularly remind one another that every Eucharist is celebrated 'on […]

ECI Climate Justice Candle visits St Anne’s, Shandon, Cork for Jazz Harvest!

Rev Sarah Marry, Priest-in-Charge, St. Anne's, Shandon, Cork sent ECI this report: On 29th October Harvest was celebrated in St. Anne’s coinciding as usual with the ‘Jazz weekend’.  The church was full to capacity with parishioners, friends and visitors coming together to give thanks for harvest and to celebrate through music on this 40th year […]

New Repair Cafe in Belfast!

What do you do with a toaster that won't toast, a fritzy computer or a wonky bike? All too often, it lies in a shed or gets taken to the dump, when a simple repair could keep it going for years. Communities in Belfast will soon have a new solution - bring them to a […]

Church of the Incarnation in Fettercairn Celebrates Harvest!

Maureen Ferguson from Church of the Incarnation in Fettercairn, Tallaght sent us this report: A number of parishioners collaborated in planning and organising this year’s Harvest Festival at the Church of the Incarnation in Fettercairn.  It was a week-end of thanksgiving, not only for the bounty of the earth, but also for the many gifts […]

Church of Ireland United Diocese of Cashel, Ferns and Ossory Holds 9th Annual Eco Competition for Parishes and National Schools!

The Church of Ireland United Diocese of Cashel, Ferns and Ossory (covering the South-East of Ireland) ran their 9th annual Eco Competition for parishes and national schools.  There were a record 10 entries!  The awards were presented by Bishop Burrows at the recent Diocesan Synod in Carlow.  You can view a PowerPoint presentation with photos […]

A Report from South Belfast Quakers and Methodists’ ‘Food for All’ Event

Food for all … for ever - a report from Tony Weekes (South Belfast Quaker Meeting and Richard Clarke (South Belfast Methodist Church). This was the title of the second Harvest weekend conference at the South Belfast Methodist Agápē Centre on 23rd September.  A similar event last year – Enough is Plenty -  inspired the […]

Westport Eco-Congregation holds Zero Waste Event!

Caroline Goucher from Westport Eco-Congregation provided ECI with the following report of this very successful and inspiring event: On Monday 2nd of October, Westport Eco-Congregation were delighted to host our first Zero Waste event, presented by local teacher Roisin Brady, who captured the hearts and minds of a fascinated audience over 150 in Westport Town Hall.  […]

Carlow Union of Parishes: Being a Welcoming Parish to All God’s Creation!

Rev. David White from Carlow Union of Parishes provided ECI with this report: In February 2017, the Cashel, Ferns and Ossory Environmental Committee held a Conference in Kilkenny College called ‘Inside and Out – A Half-day Conference on how to save energy expenses and new ways to improve your Church Environs.’  One of the presenters, […]