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Rathgar-Terenure Fellowship Lenten Talks 2018

Rathgar-Terenure Fellowship Lenten Talks, Wednesday 21st February at 8pm. Church of the Three Patrons, St Patrick’s Hall. Rev Dr Donal Dorr SPS - 'The Christian Experience of Finding God in Nature' & Rev Donal Neary SJP - 'Bringing the Social Teaching of the Gospel to Our Lenten Prayer. All welcome!! During this Lent, the Inter-Church […]

ECI Annual Review 2017 now online!

The Eco-Congregation Ireland Annual Review 2017 is now online - read it here! It includes ECI's highlights for 2017, including presenting awards to An Tairseach Dominican Farm and Ecology Centre, Wicklow and St James Church of Ireland & St Anne’s Catholic Parishes in Shankill, Co Dublin and the journey of our Climate Justice Candle in 2017.  Also, […]

January 2018 Eco-Congregation Ireland Newsletter available

Welcome to the January 2018 edition of the Eco-Congregation Ireland newsletter!  Read the newsletter in full: ECI Newsletter January 2018. 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 […]

Churches in France Encourage Ecological Conversion – Eco-certification Label Église Verte Launched

The Council of Christian Churches in France (CÉCEF) is encouraging local churches to support a recently created Green Church environmental certification label, asking that offerings made at ecumenical services during the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity go to help finance the initiative. The ecumenical eco-certification label called Église verte (Green Church) was publically launched […]

Save the Date! Laudato Sí – Connecting Global and Local Action by Lorna Gold, Trócaire

The board of the Global Catholic Climate Movement (GCCM) will be convening in Ireland from 12th-15th February.  This growing global movement, as you probably are aware, came about to bring Pope Francis' vision in Laudato Sí to live in the church. To take advantage of having the board here in Ireland, and to give them a […]

Dromantine Retreat – Finding God in the Singing Heart of the World: An Exploration of the Creation Spirituality of Laudato Si’

Dromantine Retreat and Conference Centre, Newry, Co Down is offering a retreat based on creation spirituality conducted by Dr John Feehan and Fr Hugh O’Donnell, SDB - Finding God in the Singing Heart of the World: An Exploration of the Creation Spirituality of Laudato Si’. An adventure in creation spirituality: a week of encounter, discussion […]

ECI Collaborates with Church of Ireland Bishops’ Appeal & Representative Church Body to Promote the Lenten initiative #Jars4Journeys

Eco-Congregation Ireland, the Church of Ireland Bishops’ Appeal, and the Representative Church Body of the Church of Ireland are joining forces to promote the Lenten initiative #Jars4Journeys. Bishops’ Appeal Education Advisor Lydia Monds said: “We are inviting people to save an old jam jar or other recyclable container and every time they make a journey […]

Intertwining of Ecology and Religion by Fran Brady, ECI Quaker Representative

Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, a French Jesuit and palaeontologist, who lived between 1881 and 1955, spoke of a collective awareness toward a consciousness of the divinity within every particle of life. He believed that humanity is not at the centre of the universe, but integrated into a divine whole with its own evolutionary path. This strand of […]

New Certificates from Eco-Congregation Ireland!

Up to now churches and congregations have begun their journey to an Eco-Congregation Ireland Award by working their way through the Eco-Congregation Ireland Environmental Check Up for your Church and undertaking a number of items from it over a two year period.  This then leads to the final and overall Eco-Congregation Ireland Award. In 2018 […]

Update from Faith in Action Group, Ballineaspaig Parish, Dennehy’s Cross, Cork

On Tuesday, 23rd January Ballineaspaig Parish hosted a Recycling Workshop led by Recycling Ambassador Teresa MacEoin.  Teresa is part of Voice Ireland's Recycling Ambassador Programme which is offering free interactive Recycling Workshops to help people improve Ireland’s recycling rates and reduce levels of contamination in household recycling bins. The recycling workshop was very informative.  Parishioners […]