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ECI Climate Justice Candle visits Clogher Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation Group!

The ECI Climate Justice Candle was hosted by Clogher Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation group and was brought to Enniskillen by Anne Marie Russell. It was installed in Church of Ireland, Enniskillen on 1 December and then in St Michael’s Church across the street on the 8 December. After a week there it was […]

ECI Climate Justice Candle visits Good Shepherd Sisters in Belfast!

The ECI Climate Justice Candle visited 'Lys Marie', Good Shepherd Sisters in South Belfast from 23-26 November 2018. Sr Marguerite from this community sent ECI this report: Kenneth Orr from St John's Newtownbreda Presbyterian Church in Belfast delivered and installed the ECI Climate Justice Candle in our Oratory, in an atmosphere of welcome, joy and […]

Diocese of Kerry takes up the challenge of plastic pollution for Season of Creation 2018

Be part of the solution to plastic pollution - Sylvia Thompson from the Diocese of Kerry sent ECI this update: The Diocese of Kerry took up the challenge of plastic pollution for the ‘Season of Creation’ 2018 using the catch phrase ‘Be part of the solution to plastic pollution.’  The various events were organised by […]

Laudato Sí Working Group News – November 2018

The Laudato Sí Working Group met in November to discuss progress and agree key priorities for the coming year. Here is a short summary of what is in the pipeline: New parish resource on Implementing Laudato Sí. Building on the success of the Trócaire Glás resource and the Eco-Congregation Ireland resources, the plan is to […]

November/December 2018 edition of the Eco-Congregation Ireland newsletter available!

Welcome to the November/December 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 […]

ECI Reflection – Advent and Ecological Conversion

Advent and Ecological Conversion In the Gospel reading for the second Sunday of Advent, John the Baptist calls us to repentance: "Prepare a way for the Lord, make his path straight".We are called to conversion, to a change of heart, in preparation for Christmas. Part of that conversion includes a change of heart in our […]

Rev Trevor Sargent’s Ecological Notes for December 2018 – Preparing the way for the Lord with more joy and less ‘stuff’

There is no shortage of guides in the media telling us how to prepare for Christmas. These include guides to a greener Christmas, advocating support for local producers and re-using decorations etc. Turning to the Bible for some guidelines, the Gospel of Luke (Luke 3: 1- 18) takes up the call in Isaiah to, ‘Prepare […]

Rev Trevor Sargent’s Ecological Notes for November 2018 – Africa’s Response to Climate Change ‘Build a Wall’ – of Trees 15km wide & 8000km long!

Africa’s Response to Climate Change   ‘Build a Wall’ – of Trees 15km wide & 8000km long! The U.N. calls time on our ‘sleepwalking’ into climate chaos: The UN International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) issued a stark report last month about the global consequences if we do not stop emitting large amounts of greenhouse gases. […]

Ecumenical Mission Evening in Diocese of Limerick & Killaloe – Stewardship of God’s Creation

David Frizelle, Secretary to the Diocesan Council for Mission sent ECI this report: Stewardship of God’s Creation Rev Andrew Orr, Chairperson of Eco-Congregation Ireland, was invited by the Diocesan Council for Mission to speak on this theme at the ecumenical mission evening on Tuesday 16th October in Adare. He began by identifying the environmental issues […]

Belfast Repair Cafe is one year old!

Belfast Repair Cafe is one year old! They have had a whole year of fabulous fixes, wonderful volunteers and community built! The Repair Cafe volunteers invite everyone to come and celebrate with them at their next Repair Cafe, 8 December 2018 at South Belfast Quaker Meeting House. As well as the usual repairs and cake, […]