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Society of African Missions launchs The Family Tree Programme – Growing in Love Together

“Any harm done to the environment is harm done to humanity” - Pope Francis As the visit of Pope Francis to Ireland in August approaches, the Society of African Missions (SMA), have launched ‘THE FAMILY TREE PROGRAMME – Growing in love together’. THE FAMILY TREE PROGRAMME offers families of every kind the chance to become […]

Update on the Work of the Laudato Sí Working Group from Lorna Gold

Update on the work of the Laudato Sí working group from Lorna Gold: The work of the Laudato Sí group has continued to grow over the past few months. The group is delighted to be a partner with GCCM and Trócaire for the “Our Common Home” project at the World Meeting of Families. Please volunteer […]

Our Common Home – World Meeting of Families 2018

Jane Mellet has shared this news with us: As you may have heard, Pope Francis will visit Dublin for the World Meeting of Families event in August 2018. During the festival we are inviting all pilgrims into a conversation about ‘Our Common Home’. This exciting project is in collaboration with the Laudato Si Ireland Committee, […]

A Sermon for Earth Day by Rev Bridget Spain, Minister of Dublin Unitarian Church

Rev Bridget Spain, Minister of Dublin Unitarian Church preached the following sermon on Earth Day 22nd April 2018. Fran Brady, Quaker representative on the Eco-Congregation Ireland committee, provided ECI with this abridged version of her sermon: Earth Day was inaugurated by American Senator Gaylord Nelson on the 22nd April 1970, to promote better knowledge of […]

Church of Ireland CASC Holds Seminar on Role of Faith Communities & Climate Change

The Church and Society Commission of the Church of Ireland held a fascinating seminar on the role of faith communities in tackling climate change on 26 April 2018 in Trinity College Dublin. The event was hosted by Archbishop Michael Jackson and Archdeacon Andrew Orr, chair of Eco–Congregation Ireland. The seminar took place in Trinity College’s […]

Eco-Congregation Scotland 2018 Annual Gathering

The Eco-Congregation Scotland 2018 Annual Gathering and AGM took place on Saturday 28 April at Augustine United Church in Edinburgh. 105 people attended from as far away as Orkney and Leeds. The theme this year was 'Pass the Planet'. You can read a full report on the event and view more photos on the Eco-Congregation […]

EcoQuakers are making a film!

This Spring, EcoQuakers Ireland are gathering the experiences of Quakers from around Ireland, asking Friends to answer questions about their spiritual journey towards earth care and sustainability. Short answers will be filmed on a smartphone or camera and submitted. They are inviting Friends to answer the following questions: 1  For you, what appear to be […]

Awards! Awards! Westport Eco-Congregation Receives ECI Award!

A report on this wonderful event from Caroline Goucher: The congregations of Holy Trinity Church of Ireland and St. Mary’s Catholic Church with Westport Eco-Congregation were delighted to receive their Eco-Congregation Ireland Award on Sunday April 22nd, also International Earth Day. Over the last two years the strong committee with the assistance of the schools […]

Church of Ireland Plans Environmentally Sustainable Synod

The Church of Ireland has issued a statement outling their plans for an environmentally sustainable General Synod, 10-12 May 2018.  Below is the text of their statement: The Church of Ireland General Synod, in Armagh City Hotel (10th-12th May), will seek to be a ‘sustainable synod’ following on from a number of similar initiatives undertaken […]

Fr Simon’s Bee Blog

Fr Simon Sleeman OSB from Glenstal Abbey, Co Limerick has been a beekeeper for over 40 years. He is the monastery bee-keeper and writes a monthly Bee Blog in between caring for the monastery bees and beehives. His blog is an inspiration and as well as being informative about the world of the bees, his […]