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Reflection for St Patrick’s Day 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 for St Patrick's Day with us: I always liked that part of the story where Patrick writes of how he heard voices calling him back to the place […]

ECI Annual Review 2018 now online!

The Eco-Congregation Ireland Annual Review 2018 is now online - read it here! It includes ECI's highlights for 2018, including presenting awards to Drumalis Retreat and Conference Centre, Larne, Co Antrim, Westport Eco-Congregation, Co Mayo, St. Joseph’s Parish, SMA, Wilton, Cork and Newtownbreda Presbyterian Church, Belfast and the journey of our Climate Justice Candle in 2018.

Where There is Water, There is Life! by Catherine Devitt, Jesuit Centre for Faith and Justice

In the March issue of Sacred Heart Messenger magazine, Catherine Devitt, Environmental Justice Officer at the Jesuit Centre for Faith and Justice shares her article Where There is Water, There is Life! where she alerts us to the chronic lack of clean water in many parts of the world, due in many instances to the […]

An Tairseach Organic Farm and Ecology Centre spring talks schedule is now available!

For more information and to book contact them on 0404 61833 or info@antairseach.ie.  Learn more https://antairseach.ie/. All are welcome!

#Pennies4Plastics: A Lenten Initiative from the Church of Ireland, Eco-Congregation Ireland and the Representative Church Body

Throughout Lent 2019, the Church of Ireland Bishops’ Appeal, Eco-Congregation Ireland and the Representative Church Body (RCB) will be inviting individuals, families, parishes, schools, and Sunday schools and clubs to prayerfully reduce their use of plastic. #Pennies4Plastics is an exciting initiative that celebrates God’s Creation, challenges us to make small changes this Lent that help […]

Catherine Brennan SSL visits the Parish of Maghera Theology Group in Newcastle, County Down

The Parish of Maghera Theology Group in Newcastle County Down, 'Where the Mountains of Mourne sweep down to the sea' welcomed Catherine Brennan SSL, Catholic representative on the ECI committee, who spoke about environmental issues - spiritual, practical, community and global. The group has studied works by authors like Michael Morwood, Richard Rohr and Brian […]

January/February 2019 edition of the Eco-Congregation Ireland newsletter available!

Welcome to the January/February 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 […]

ECI Climate Justice Candle visits South Belfast Quaker Meeting!

The produce of the earth is a gift from our gracious creator to the inhabitants, and to impoverish the earth now to support outward greatness appears to be an injury to the succeeding age.”  John Woolman, 1772 Members of South Belfast Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends were delighted to be able to host […]

Latest News from Loving Sister Earth

Brian Grogan SJ sent ECI the latest news from Loving Sister Earth: Loving Sister Earth (LSE) participated in the Citizens’ Lobby Day on Climate Change, 5th December in Buswells Hotel. Dublin. TDs met with voters from their local constituencies to dialogue on the issue. This was in response to Pope Francis’ statement in Laudato Sí […]

Latest News from St Anne’s Parish, Shankill, Dublin

Kathie Davey sent ECI this update: Firstly, St Anne’s Parish Shankill has several members who are involved with SAGE (Shankill Action for a Green Earth), so some of the activities mentioned may come under both heads, ie, they are both a parish and village initiative. In the Autumn, following the Maynooth meeting of Eco-Congregations, we […]