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ECI Endeavour Certificate presented to Daughters of Charity

On Thursday 28th June, Sr Catherine Brennan, Catholic representative on the Eco-Congregation Ireland committee, addressed the Daughters of Charity at their Provincial meeting in Dunardagh Blackrock. The Sisters have been working on aspects of Laudato Si in relation to awareness raising, reading and sharing on the encyclical and sharing on the small practical steps they […]

RCB and CITI receive their bee hives!

The Representative Body of the Church of Ireland has recently taken delivery of three hives of honey-bees to its offices in Rathmines, and the Church of Ireland Theological Institute has received four hives to situate on its grounds. Ms Fern Jolley, Property Officer, worked with the Dublin County Beekeepers’ Association to choose suitable spots for […]

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

The Faith in Action Group in Ballineaspaig Parish has shared this report of their latest activities: 'Seed Sunday' After all the Masses on Saturday/ Sunday 19th /20th May, we distributed free seeds of easy to grow vegetables, herbs and flowering plants.  As a follow up to this, parishioners will be invited to celebrate a special […]

New Publication! ‘Finding God in a Leaf: The Mysticism of Laudato Si’ by Brian Grogan SJ

Brian Grogan brings the background of Ignatian spirituality and a lived appreciation of God’s creation to his book of meditations on Pope Francis’ Encyclical, Laudato Si. Rather than an exhaustive explanation of the encyclical, this book serves as a daily invitation to notice in ordinary creation the invitation of God to love and care for […]

Friends Burial Ground in South Belfast has gone bee-friendly!

South Belfast Quakers have recently been exploring the idea of providing some space for a beekeeper to host their bees. They approached the committee in charge of the burial ground, located in south Belfast, who were very positive about the idea of having bees in the space. The burial ground is like a walled garden […]

Update on the World Meeting of Families – 21-26 August 2018

Jane Mellett, 'Our Common Home' Project Co-ordinator is tasked with 'greening' the WMoF event. She sent  ECI an update on this event: Our Common Home "In the family too, we can rethink our habits of consumption and join in caring for the environment as our common home."  (Amoris Latetitia, 277) Humanity has an important task […]

Tearfund Ireland’s Renew our World Campaign

Tearfund Ireland is part of the Renew our World campaign and is inviting you to join them as they embark on a mission to mobilise and take action on issues of sustainability and climate justice. The impact of climate change can be felt in every country in the world and the poorest nations are the […]

Cool Planet Experience

The Cool Planet Experience is a registered Irish charity on a mission to motivate the people of Ireland to take climate action. They believe that making smart, sustainable choices can enrich your life and save the planet. Through their interactive exhibition in Powerscourt House, Enniskerry, Co Wicklow, their touring workshops and champion programme - they […]

ECI Climate Justice Candle visits Saint Mary’s Church of Ireland, Killarney

On 1 July the ECI Climate Justice Candle was present in St Mary’s Church of Ireland, Killarney where parishioners used it in their Family Service where they focussed on their young people’s sunflower growing project and on nautical plastics.

ECI Climate Justice Candle visits Saint Mary’s Cathedral, Limerick

As part of its tour of the country the Eco-Congregation Ireland Climate Justice Candle paid a visit to Limerick at the end of May and was present in Saint Mary’s Cathedral on Sunday 3rd June. The visit of the candle also coincided with a special service in the Cathedral which saw the launch of a […]