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Three Patrons Church Rathgar Lenten Talks

As part of a series of 4 evenings reflecting on the social teachings of the Gospel, the Inter Church Fellowship Group organised a talk on 21 February given by The Reverent Dr. Donal Dorr SPS and The Rev. Donal Neary SJ. Donal Dorr (at the invitation of the Three Patrons Parish Laudato Si Group) spoke […]

Future We Need Group Produces Leaflets on Plastic Pollution for Earth Day 2018

The Future We Need Group is made up of religious congregations who work together inter-congregationally on issues of justice and care of the earth.  Members include representatives from Columbans, Mercy, Presentation, Franciscans and Salesians. The group has recently been focusing on the issue of plastic pollution and decided to produce a leaflet for each of […]

Update from the SMA Wilton Justice Group – A Call to Action!

Update from Kathleen O’Connor member of the Wilton Justice Group: Call to Action! The Wilton Justice group organised two events during Lent, both calling us to action. The first event was the showing the film “Plastic Ocean”, which highlighted the damage that plastics are doing to sea life. It is frightening that a deep ocean […]

Roscrea Quaker Meeting, Co Tipperary produces Leaflet on Promoting Sustainability

The Religious Society of Friends Roscrea Meeting has produced a very helpful 'Promoting Sustainability' leaflet to offer advice on sustainability to other Friends. PROMOTING SUSTAINABILITY Following a resolution made by Ireland Yearly Meeting of Religious Society of Friends in April 2016 Quaker Meetings and individual Quakers all over the world began asking if their lives […]

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

Clare McCutcheon from Ballineaspaig Parish sent ECI this update of their work: We’ve had a busy few months here in Ballineaspaig Parish! Sustainable Energy Community Faith in Action Ballineaspaig have joined the national ‘Sustainable Energy Community’ (SEC) Network as the first step in promoting energy efficiency and wider use of renewable energy.  Members of our […]

The Wonder of Creation, The Miracle of life: An Invitation To Walk With God In Self-Discovery within The Mystery Of The Unfolding Universe

An inspiring 5 day retreat in the beautiful surroundings of An Tobar, Spiritan Spirituality & Retreat Centre, Ardbraccan, Navan Co Meath with Sr Nellie McLaughlin on May 7 - 11 2018. For more information phone 046-9078973 or email The retreat will be a journey of exploration “The most beautiful thing we can experience is […]

A Spring Day in Dalgan: Forty Shades of Green, Extoling the Wonder of Leaves

An inspirational day retreat at the Columban Ecological Institute, St Columban’s, Dalgan, Navan, Co Meath: A Spring Day in Dalgan - Forty Shades of Green: Extolling the Wonder of Leaves with Dr John Feehan Saturday 14th April 2018, 9.30am – 3.30pm: (Registration 9.15am) The day begins with an introductory lecture, followed by an outdoor exploration […]

Article by Sr Nellie Curtin – ‘The Spirit of Brigid in Earth, Air, Fire and Water’

Since the last ECI newsletter, many of us have celebrated St Brigid's Day. Sr Nellie Curtin prepared the following article for the International Little Sisters of the Assumption JPIC newsletter: The Spirit of Brigid in Earth, Air, Fire and Water In the folk tradition of Ireland the first day of February is the first day […]

New Publication – ‘Creation and the Cross’ by Elizabeth A Johnson

Theologian Elizabeth A Johnson engages readers in conversation about a central Christian belief in a God who saves and how this belief affects life and practice at our crucial ecological juncture. In the process, she shows how the beauty and power of our faith tradition is deepened by being rooted more firmly in the ecological […]

Kerry Christian Meditation Groups – Day of Reflection with Sr Nellie Mc Laughlin

Kerry Christian Meditation Groups (John Main Tradition) are holding a Day of Reflection on the topic 'Out of Wonder' on Saturday 28th April 2018, 10am - 4pm (registration from 9.30am) in Our Lady and St. Brendan’s Pastoral Centre, Upper Rock Street, Tralee. The speaker will be Sr Nellie Mc Laughlin. With a background in education, […]