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South Belfast Quaker Meeting Celebrates it’s 60th Anniversary!

On Saturday 16th September South Belfast Friends Meeting held an Open Day to celebrate the meeting's 60th anniversary. Quakers (or the Religious Society of Friends) have held Meetings for Worship in Ireland since 1654. The first permanent Belfast Quaker Meeting was established in 1799 in North Belfast. In 1957 approval was given for a second […]

Update from Loving Sister Earth!

Brian Grogan SJ has provided Eco-Congregation Ireland an update from Loving Sister Earth. We encouraged our Diocesan Contacts to note that while September 1 is the Pope’s Day for World Prayer for Creation, they might organise events during the Season of Creation, which is organised by the Global Catholic Climate Movement (GCCM). It runs between […]

European Christian Environmental Network releases its first online newsletter!

The aims of the European Christian Environmental Network are to share information, experiences in environmental work among widely varied Christian traditions and to encourage a united witness in caring for God's creation. ECEN has a very useful website that contains environmental news and updates on their activities. On 14th September 2017 ECEN released its first […]

Ecology in the Context of the Church’s Mission Explored by the Biblical Association for the Church of Ireland

Report by Rev. Trevor Sargent, (deacon), Tullow Group of Parishes, Leighlin The Anglican Communion worldwide, between 1984 and 1990, agreed a five point summary of the Church’s mission, known as ‘The Five Marks of Mission’. These five points were the focus of a presentation on Wednesday, 16th September in Castleknock Parish Centre in west Dublin, […]

Inter-faith Prayer Service at the Church of the Three Patrons, Rathgar for Season of Creation

The Church of the Three Patrons, Rathgar is holding an interfaith prayer service to celebrate the Season of Creation. The service will reflect on the beauty and sacredness of the Earth and hopes to inspire more action and hope on issues such as climate change. All are welcome! Details on flyer below >>   Add […]

SAVE THE DATE! Debate on Laudato Sí Two Years On: A Springboard for Ambitious Climate Action

Trócaire, JCFJ and Loyola Institute, TDC invite you to an evening debate on "Laudato Sí Two Years On: A Springboard for Ambitious Climate Action" featuring keynote address by Rev. Fletcher Harper, CEO of Green Faith, followed by a panel debate. Date: 16/17 November 2017.  7pm registration. More speakers to be announced. Places limited, so please reserve […]

Eco-Congregation Ireland Submission to the Citizens’ Assembly

Eco-Congregation Ireland submitted the following to the Citizens' Assembly: How Can the State Make Ireland a Leader in Tackling Climate Change? Eco-Congregation Ireland is a voluntary group, which encourages churches of all denominations to take an eco approach to worship, lifestyle, property and finance management, community outreach and contact with the developing world. We are supported […]

Salesian Cosmology Group hosts conference with Diarmuid O’Murchu

The Salesian Cosmology Group will host a one day conference and reflection on The New Cosmology: Birthing a New Theology facilitated by Diarmuid O’Murchu in Mary Immaculate College, Limerick on 23 September 2017. The Salesian Cosmology Group emerged six years ago amid a growing awareness of the impact of human activity on Planet Earth. They use […]

Webinar co-convened by the Global Catholic Climate Movement, Trócaire and Focsiv – 6 September 2017

Lorna Gold, Living Laudato Sí Project Coordinator with Trócaire invites all Eco-Congregation Ireland friends to attend a webinar co-convened by the Global Catholic Climate Movement, Trócaire and Focsiv and co-sponsored by Etica Sgr, L&P Investment Services, Oekom research AG and Vigeo Eiris.  The webinar is entitled: Prophetic Actions and Voices on Fossil Fuels and Climate […]

Poem for Creation Time by Joe Furphy, ECI Presbyterian Representative

Joe Furphy, Presbyterian representative on the Eco-Congregation Ireland committee has composed a beautiful poem which can be used during Creation Time.  If you need to print this poem for use in worship, please visit this link - My Walk - Creation Time Poem by Joe Furphy. My Walk I went for an ordinary walk on […]