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Laudato Si’ O Mi Signore! – Update from the Daughters of Charity

Sr Claire McKiernan provided ECI with the latest update from the Daughters of Charity: On 10th June the Daughters of Charity met again to review the whole year’s work on Laudato Si. This day was a culmination of a whole year’s work and the goal of the day was to identify one Province action that […]

Season of Creation … Time for Creation across the Diocese of Kerry

From 1 September to 4 October the Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation Committee of the Diocese of Kerry has organised three events and also drawn up a leaflet with this year’s focus on Cherishing God’s Gift of Food, providing practical ways to reduce food waste. All parishes are receiving multiple copies of this leaflet […]

Selesian Cosmology Team – Rethinking ecological education for a new covenant with our planetary home

Salesian Cosmology Team took the initiative to offer two second level schools in Limerick some valuable input on Care of our Common Home during the second and third term of this scholastic year.  The schools visited were Nano Nagle Secondary School and Thomond College.  The young people were very receptive in both schools and it […]

News from the SMA Garden Project – Wilton, Cork

The Society of African Missions in Wilton, Cork has a beautiful garden which was created by Fr Tom Kearney SMA.  It is a quiet place to reflect and pray and they harvest beautiful produce from it!  You can see lots of photos of this garden on the SMA website. Here is their latest report: In […]

Carrigrohane Union of Parishes Pedal Power!

Transport is a leading contributor to greenhouse gas emissions and climate change, which makes how we get from A to B an important question to consider if we want to reduce our environmental impact.  Many are unaware that the humble bicycle is a practical replacement for the car on many journeys – bike riding is […]

Glimpses into the Mystery of the Unfolding Universe – Summer Retreat in Drumalis

From 10-16 July 2017 Margaret Rose McSparran CP and Anne Harnett CP facilitated a summer retreat at Drumalis Retreat Centre in Larne, Co Antrim entitled Glimpses into the Mystery of the Unfolding Universe.  Gráinne Doherty, one of the participants, provied ECI with the report below.  Gráinne will be facilitating the annual spring conference in Drumalis […]

New Wine Ireland conference in Sligo holds seminar on a Christian Response to Climate Change

New Wine Ireland held a conference in Sligo from 9-14 July 2017.  This year they held a seminar on a Christian Response to Climate Change given by Stephen Trew from the Church of Ireland. Vox magazine included an article on Stephen's talk and this text can be accessed here. Here's what Stephen says about himself: […]

General Synod of the Church of Ireland passes resolution on climate change and fossil fuels

At this year’s General Synod of the Church of Ireland, held in Limerick from 4th-6th May, members voted in favour of a resolution on climate change and fossil fuels. The Church of Ireland’s investments are managed by the Representative Church Body (RCB), which was established in 1870 as the charitable trustee of the Church. The […]

South Belfast Quakers and Methodists’ ‘Food for All’ Event!

South Belfast Quakers and Methodists are organising a second participative event following on from their 2016 event 'Enough is Plenty: Reclaiming the Common Good'. This event is entitled 'Food for all - for ever' and will look at the broad ecological impacts of food and its production and the human right to a healthy diet. […]

Women’s World Day Prayer 2018 – ‘All God’s Creation is Very Good!’

The 2018 Women's World Day of Prayer Service has the theme “All God’s Creation is Very Good!” It is written by the Christian women of Suriname who focus on creation and our responsibility to care and look after it. The Executive Director of Women's World Day of Prayer, Rosângela Oliveira, writes: "As in the beginning, […]