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Church of Ireland Plans Environmentally Sustainable Synod

The Church of Ireland has issued a statement outling their plans for an environmentally sustainable General Synod, 10-12 May 2018.  Below is the text of their statement: The Church of Ireland General Synod, in Armagh City Hotel (10th-12th May), will seek to be a ‘sustainable synod’ following on from a number of similar initiatives undertaken […]

Fr Simon’s Bee Blog

Fr Simon Sleeman OSB from Glenstal Abbey, Co Limerick has been a beekeeper for over 40 years. He is the monastery bee-keeper and writes a monthly Bee Blog in between caring for the monastery bees and beehives. His blog is an inspiration and as well as being informative about the world of the bees, his […]

Rathfarnham Quaker Meeting Children Plant Sunflower Seeds for Earth Day

The children of Rathfarnham Quaker Meeting enjoyed planting sunflower seeds for Earth Day. First they made biodegradable pots out of old newspapers. In a few weeks’ time, they are holding a cake/book/plant sale after meeting for worship when they will sell the sunflower plants to members of the Meeting, like they did last year. They […]

Cork Three Faiths Forum Celebrates Earth Day 2018 – End Plastic Pollution!

For the second year now, the Cork Three Faiths Forum organised an Earth Day Celebration right in the centre of Cork City. The theme for Earth Day this year was 'End Plastic Pollution' and the Forum were delighted to be joined by a representative from VOICE Recyling Ambassador Program. The weather was glorious and many […]

ECI Climate Justice Candle – the journey continues with the New ECI Candle!

The Eco-Congregation Ireland Climate Justice Candle has been weaving its ecumenical and climate justice journey around Ireland since the launch of the project in 2015. Since then it had suffered quite a bit of wear and tear on its journey and unfortunately could not be fixed. This meant we had to have another candle made. […]

CASC Climate Change Awareness Seminar – 26 April 2018

CASC Climate Change Awareness Seminar on the 26th April 2018 in Trinity College Dublin featuring Rev Andrew Orr, Chair of Eco-Congregation Ireland! All welcome!

March 2018 Eco-Congregation Ireland Newsletter available!

Welcome to the March 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 […]

The Church of the Ascension of the Lord, Balally, Dublin Celebrates Earth Hour

To mark Earth Hour on Saturday 24th March, the Balally Parish Environment Group invited people to turn off their lights and devices and to come to the church for an hour of prayer, poetry and music. During that hour, parishioners reflected on the threat to our fragile planet and on our Christian duty to preserve […]

Tralee Boys’ Brigade Highlights Plastic Waste in St Patrick’s Day Parade

Members of 1st Tralee Boys' Brigade, Church of St John the Evangelist highlighted the danger to fish life from waste plastic in the ocean in the St Patrick's Day Parade.                

Daughters of Charity Kenya Prepare Book of Reflections on Laudato Si

Sr Claire Mc Kiernan shared the news with ECI that the Daughters of Charity in Kenya decided to write a piece on Laudato Si as part of their efforts to respond to this document.  On the Daughters of Charity website you can read these reflections. Reflection topics covered are: Water is Life; The Garden of […]