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Ballineaspaig Parish, Dennehy’s Cross, Cork – Update on their work

Ballineaspaig Parish in Cork is twinned with Turkwel parish in Turkana, Kenya.  In the November ECI newsletter the parishioners reported on their Harvest Thanksgiving and Sharing Celebration, which included a Bring and Buy of locally grown produce, baking etc. with proceeds going towards the feeding programme in Turkwell. Following on from this, they sold Christmas […]

Diocese of Kerry Justice, Peace, and Integrity of Creation Committee attends Stop Climate Chaos event in Buswells Hotel, Dublin

Two members of the Diocese of Kerry Justice, Peace, and Integrity of Creation Committee, Sr Maureen O'Connell PBVM and Sylvia Thompson, travelled to take part in the Stop Climate Chaos Meet Your TDs event in Buswells Hotel, Dublin on Tuesday 15th November. The Dublin event was organised by Stop Climate Chaos, Friends of the Earth […]

Advent Apple Tree Planting in Ballymacelligott Parish, Co Kerry

Apple Tree planting took place in the two churches in Ballymacelligott Parish on Sunday 4 December 2016 .... another step in the Earth Week 2016 Laudato Si - Biodiversity Project. Later some wildflowers were planted too by parishoners ... oxeye daisies, foxgloves and teasels and finally some crocus, all helping to give food for endangered […]

Balally Parish receive their Eco-Congregation Ireland Award!

On December 4th 2016, the parishioners of the Church of the Ascension of the Lord, Balally, situated in the foothills of the Dublin mountains, welcomed Sr. Catherine Brennan, Representative of Eco-Congregation Ireland, to their Sunday Eucharist. The occasion was the presentation to the parish of the ECI Eco Award in recognition of the parish’s long […]

Sisters of Mercy, Western Province receive Eco-Congregation Ireland Award!

Walking Gently on Earth, a book produced by the Mercy Sisters, Western Province was launched on Saturday, November 26, in Knock House Hotel, Co Mayo to a packed assembly.  Éanna Ní Lamhna, environmental consultant and broadcaster did the honours on this occasion. The book tells of the Sisters’ efforts and commitment to live more sustainably […]

November 2016 Eco Congregation Ireland Newsletter available

Welcome to the November 2016 edition of the Eco Congregation Ireland newsletter! In this newsletter: ECI Climate Justice Candle – the journey continues! Creation Time 2016 – Eco-Congregations share their news! Farewell to Gillian, Our Quaker ECI Representative … and Welcome to Fran Brady our new Quaker Representative! Creation Care Network in Northern Ireland – […]

An Tairseach, Co Wicklow hosts the Climate Justice Candle

An Tairseach, the Dominican ecology centre in Co Wicklow hosted the ECI Climate Justice Candle during the months of October and November.  It was used during the community Morning and Evening Prayers during the last weekend in October and the Sabbatical Students celebrated the Eucharist with the candle in their midst. Sr Colette Kane used […]

South Belfast Quaker Meeting holds discussion on developing sustainability plan

On Sunday 13th November South Belfast Quaker Meeting held a discussion about how to respond to Ireland Yearly Meeting's request that allmeetings should commit to being as sustainable as possible through the development of a sustainability plan. Over 30 people attended the event where discussion ranged from installing recycling bins in rooms, to installing solar […]

Tuam Parish cares for the earth

The parishoners of Tuam have been working to care for the earth: Sr Agnes Curley wrote a song about climate change which she has sung at parties to spread the environmental message and it has recently been published in the Sisters of Mercy newsletter.  She is going to meet up with Leo Moran of the […]

Harvest Thanksgiving in the Church of Ireland Theological Institute

On Thursday 13th October the Church of Ireland Theological Institute held a Harvest Thanksgiving Service.  CITI produced a A Service of Prayer, Reflection and Thanksgiving for Creation and A Time of Reflection based on Genesis 1 and 2 for this event This photograph is courtesy Revd Canon Patrick Comerford.