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Gardiner Street Inner City Parish gets a Spring Clean!

In Laudato Si’, Pope Francis urges communities everywhere to undergo what he calls an ecological conversion. He says that “the ecological conversion needed to bring about lasting change is also a community conversion....” [2015, para. 219] Gardiner St., a Jesuit parish located in Dublin 1, is actively answering this call by placing care for our […]

Wonderful inaugural Earth Day Celebration in Cork for the 3 Faiths Forum!

Rev Elaine Murray from Carrigaline Union of Parishes reports on an encouraging event in Cork: 'The Three Faiths Forum is an initiative that brings together representatives of the three Abrahamic faiths – Judaism, Christianity and Islam, seeking to create a space where people of faith can dialogue openly and respectfully, come to a better understanding […]

Report from Creation Care Network in Northern Ireland – 18 March 2017

Ist Donegore Presbyterian Church invited the Network meeting to Parkgate for their 9th meeting on Saturday 18th March 2017.    Due to a funeral on that morning the meeting was hosted in Templeton Hotel, Templepatrick, Co Antrim and commenced as usual with refreshments. Attendees represented Kilbride, Abbey, Hillsborough, 1st & 2nd Donegore and Ballynure Presbyterian churches, […]

March 2017 Eco Congregation Ireland Newsletter available

Welcome to the March 2017 edition of the Eco Congregation Ireland newsletter!  Read the newsletter in full:  ECI Newsletter March 2017. In this newsletter: Our Climate Justice Candle – The Journey Continues! Eco-Congregation Ireland Annual Review 2016 available to read online 2017 Revised Edition of ECI’s Environmental Check Up for your Church document Eco-Congregation Scotland […]

Report on the work of SAGE in Shankill

SAGE, Shankill Action for a Green Earth, is an ecumenical initiative of the Roman Catholic and Church of Ireland parishes in Shankill.  Their objective is to promote awareness of climate change in the wider community and to promote action to conserve energy. They lobby politicians on a regular basis. Their 2016-2017 report is as follows: […]

Church of the Three Patrons, Rathgar – Meditation and Caring for the Earth

Two initiatives have sprung up in Church of the Three Patrons, Rathgar over the last two years. Firstly parishioners started a Lenten meditation initiative in association with all the churches in their area called, “Silence in the Parish: A Meditative Pilgrimage for Peace”. Each morning during Lent about 20 people gather for silent meditation from […]

Cashel, Ferns and Ossory Diocese gets serious about Stewardship of Creation!

Parishioners and clergy from across the Cashel, Ferns and Ossory Diocese came in large numbers to Kilkenny College on Saturday, 18th February to learn ways of improving their church properties, inside and out. A number also teamed up with parishes which have already been grant aided to carry out work. There was good collaboration between […]

Carrigaline Union of Parishes holds Coffee Morning for Irish Seed Savers

Carrigaline Union of Parishes in Co Cork organised a Coffee Morning in the Rectory for Irish Seed Savers Association on Wednesday 1st March 2017. This was mainly an awareness building initiative but they also raised €70 from those who attended. Four people from the Parish then attended the Irish Seed Savers 'Seed Share' Open Day […]

Salesian Cosmology Group holds Be the Change programme

The Salesian Cosmology Group held a spring event recently which was held in Don Bosco Centre, Limerick.   This was a transformative educational workshop that explored the role of people can play in creating a healthier future for us all. It was structured on the programme ‘Be the Change’ which is sourced in the alliance between […]

Daughters of Charity review their work on Laudato Si

On 28th January 2017 approximately 110 Daughters of Charity gathered in their Provincial House in Blackrock Dublin. Part of this day was devoted to a mid-year review of their work on Laudato Si. As part of their Province Plan drawn up in 2016, each Daughter of Charity in the Province of Ireland committed to 'educate […]