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May/June 2019 edition of the Eco-Congregation Ireland newsletter available!

Welcome to the May/June 2019 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 […]

Wonders of Waste Bags: Eco livelihood project in the Philippines

Helen Mitchell sent ECI this report: Wonders of Waste bags – WoW bags is a small eco livelihood project in the Philippines addressing big problems, that of plastic pollution and poverty. It is doing so in a colourful, imaginative and creative way.  Started in 2006 by Irish lay missionary Helen Mitchell to give direct income […]

Parish action on climate change and biodiversity highlighted at General Synod

The Church of Ireland’s General Synod met in Derry/Londonderry for the first time from 16th- 18th May.  What churches and individuals can do to combat climate change and biodiversity was one of the major themes of the meeting. The Church and Society Commission showed a short film which was introduced by Rev. Andrew Orr.  It […]

ECI Climate Justice Candle visits Dromantine Eco-Spirituality Group, Newry

Margaret O'Hare from the Dromantine Eco-Spirituality Group sent ECI this report: “The greatest threat to our planet is the belief that someone else will save it” by Robert Swan OBE. In August 2017, Fr.Paddy O Rourke SMA formed our group here at Dromantine. A gathering of people who were interested in how to best live […]

Update from St. Finbarre’s South Parish, Cork

Maria Young from St. Finbarre's South Parish, Cork Eco-Congregation sent ECI this update: St Finbarre's South raised money for the victims of cyclone Idai in Malawi, the parishioners of South Parish, Cork were very generous and will be kept updated on the progress of a house building programme in Malawi that they contributed to. Eco-Congregation […]

Plans are well underway in Westport for Season of Creation 2019

Westport Eco-Congregation is delighted to welcome Lorna Gold of Trocaire as their keynote speaker on September 24th 2019. Lorna will discuss her book 'Climate Generation: Awakening To Our Children’s Future', with talks from local secondary school students who are actively part of the Climate Strikes and have addressed the Oireachtas in Dáil Éireann earlier this […]

Reflection on Air Pollution 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. Fr Hugh shares the following reflection on air pollution with us: I thought of a line from Shakespeare’s play, ‘Macbeth’, when I visited friends in the country - ‘heavenly breath smells wooingly here’ – […]

Vita Celebrates 30 years and exciting climate mitigation projects in East Africa

Holly Hughes sent ECI this report: The past few months have seen exciting new developments for Vita, not least of which was our 30th birthday recently! Who would have thought, 30 years ago, that our mission would evolve from refugee support to addressing climate solutions! Striving to implement community-led programmes in East Africa that prioritise […]

Future We Need Group celebrates …

The Future We Need Group meeting on April 29th covered many aspects of advocacy leading up to the elections. The group looked at the various initiatives, which would offer opportunity to speak to or contact those going for public office in an effort to ensure that our politicians are aware and can make a difference […]

Irish Baptist Networks & Christians in Science face 2 face evening in Belfast

Irish Baptist Networks and Christians in Science invite you to a face 2 face evening with Revd Dr John Weaver on Tuesday 18th June 2019 at 7:30pm in Windsor Baptist Church, 140 Malone Avenue BT9 6ET. Is our response to Climate Change a discipleship matter? In this interactive event, John Weaver will present a biblical […]