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July 2017 Eco-Congregation Ireland Newsletter available

Welcome to the July 2017 edition of the Eco-Congregation Ireland newsletter!  Read the newsletter in full:  ECI Newsletter July 2017. 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 […]

Presbyterian Church in Ireland – Stewardship of Creation Panel

At its recent General Assembly the Presbyterian Church in Ireland approved a document providing the context of the approach to be adopted by its Stewardship of Creation Panel in considering environmental issues. Joe Furphy is the Presbyterian representative on the Eco-Congregation Ireland committee and is also a member of the PCI Stewardship of Creation Panel. […]

Update from Ards Walled Community Garden, Co Donegal

Myriam Rommers supplied us with this report on Ards Walled Community Garden, Co Donegal: Saturday 17th of June we held an open day in Ards Walled Garden in the context of Street Feast nationwide.  This unusual garden is situated in Ards Friary near Creeslough, in view of mighty Mount Muckish. Joanne Butler of Organic Gardens […]

An Tairseach Autumn 2017 and Spring 2018 Sabbatical Courses

A sabbatical is a time to come apart and reflect on one’s life journey and on the big existential questions: Who am I? Where did I come from? What is my destiny? Every culture has an origin story – what they tell their children. Now with the insights of modern science and technology we have […]

Free TCD/ISE MOOC on the Sustainable Development Goals – Register Now!

Trinity International Development Initiaitive is launching a Free Open Online Course in September 2017 on ‘Achieving Sustainable Development.’ Launching on 11 September 2017, and running for 4 weeks, registration is open now. What is this course about? This course critically considers key Sustainable Development Goals including peace, healthcare, sustainable cities, and water and sanitation. It […]

News from Westport Eco-Congregation!

As part of National Bike Week 2017 Westport Eco-Congregation held a ‘Cycle to Mass and parish picnic’. Parishioners were encouraged to cycle to mass and service in Holy Trinity and St. Marys Churches to reduce their carbon footprint. After 12pm mass in St. Marys Church, cycling parishioners gathered at the front of the church. From […]

St Senan’s Church, Inniscarra to celebrate Creation Time!

On Saturday 30th September from 3.00pm to 5.00pm, Bishop Richard Henderson will lead worship at St Senan’s Church, Inniscarra on the theme Making the Best of a Good Job.  During these two hours Bishop Richard will take those present on a journey to celebrate God’s Creation, to deepen their relationship to it, and enrich their […]

Church of the Three Patrons, Rathgar to host the Climate Justice Candle!

The Laudato Si Group in the Church of the Three Patrons, Rathgar Parish is planning to host the ECI Climate Justice Candle in September. They are aiming to include an event during the 10.30am Family Mass on Sunday 24 September specifically to involve  children and young people. Following the service they will distribute pollinator friendly […]

Take the Laudato Si Pledge for Season of Creation 2017!

The Laudato Si Pledge is a global campaign by the Global Catholic Climate Movement and its member organizations to raise awareness of the Encyclical’s message and to encourage the Catholic community to take action with the urgency required by the climate crisis.  The goal is to get 1 million Catholics to sign the LS Pledge […]

An Tairseach Update by Colette Kane OP

Update from An Tairseach by Colette Kane OP: A visit from members of ECI On 6th July members of the Eco-Congregation Ireland visited An Tairseach, Dominican Farm and Ecology Centre, Wicklow town. They came to see the work of the Centre and Farm. As many of you know An Tairseach is a Centre for ecology […]