Fridays for the Future

Posted on 07. Mar, 2019 in Church Teachings, Community, Ecology, Environment

Protests outside the Dáil as part of the Fridays for the Future. Thousands of Irish children across the country will skip school and go on strike on March 15th calling on the government to take action on climate change. The  strikes are part of a huge youth movement sweeping the globe which started last August […]

Climate Change – A Spiritual Crisis

Posted on 28. Feb, 2019 in Church Teachings, Climate Change, Community, EcoCongregations, Ecology, Gospel Values, Nature

In this two part series, we look at the rise of the Climate Pilgrim – Catholics inspired to live out the eco friendly message of Laudato Si’, to care for “Our common home”. One such pilgrim is Jane Melle, who spent much of 2018 as the Project Co-ordinator of the eco-project at the World meeting […]

Connecting to Nature

Posted on 21. Feb, 2019 in Community, Ecology, Gospel Values, Saints

Fiann O’Nualain is an author, broadcaster, columnist and advocate of gardening for health and wellbeing. He has a background in medicinal botany, nutritional science and horticultural therapy as well as holistic therapies, mindfulness facilitation and CBT counselling.  He has written books such as the The Holistic Gardener – Natural Cures for Common Ailments and Beauty […]

Caring for our Common Home 2

Posted on 17. Jan, 2019 in Christian Values, Church of Ireland, Climate Change, Community, EcoCongregations, Ecology, Environment, Feminism/Women in the Church

Don Mullan is a best selling author, humanitarian and media producer who has spent his life working to promote justice. He has worked for years in Africa and South America organising famine relief and helping with development projects. His work there led him to see first hand the environmental damage that was causing havoc on […]

Caring for our Common Home

Posted on 08. Jan, 2019 in Christian Values, Community, Ecology, Humanitarian Aid, Vocation

Don Mullan is a best selling author, humanitarian and media producer who has spent his life working to promote justice. He has worked for years in Africa and South America organising famine relief and helping with development projects. His work there led him to see first hand the environmental damage that was causing havoc on […]

Ireland Ranked Worst in EU

Posted on 13. Dec, 2018 in Christian Values, Community, Ecology

Ireland was recently ranked the worst performing country in Europe for tackling climate change. The Climate Change Performance Index ranks Ireland 45th out of 57 countries when judged on three categories; greenhouse gas emissions, renewable energy, and energy use, and categorises Ireland as a ‘Very Low performing’ country – the worst ranking available. The report warned […]

Passing on the Faith

Posted on 06. Dec, 2018 in Christian Values, Community, Ecology, Faith and Justice, Gospel Values, Young people

Pat Coyle recently went to Rome to be part of the book launch for Sharing The Wisdom of Time, by Pope Francis and Friends. In it, he explored the advice and learning that older people can share with the next generation. Afterwards he did a Question and Answers session on the issues that were of concern to […]

Consumer Values

Posted on 08. Nov, 2018 in Ecology, Environment, Media

Following on from Sean McDonagh SSC looking at the injustice of how we live in consumerist cultures, Martha Yvette Aguilar from El Salvador spoke about how her country was suffering due to the climate change caused by the excessive lifestyle of developed countries. She explained the role that the mass media had in shaping this excessive […]

Budget failure on the Environment

Posted on 11. Oct, 2018 in Community, Ecology

The world’s leading climate scientists say that we only have 12 years to avert climate catastrophe and keep temperature rises to a maximum of 1.5C. Beyond this even half a degree will significantly worsen the risks of drought, floods, extreme heat and poverty for hundreds of millions of people. However despite such reports there was barely […]

Celebrating Creation

Posted on 13. Sep, 2018 in Christian Values, Community, Ecology

From the 1st of September to the Feast of St Francis on 4th October, churches around the world will be marking Creation Time. This is a time to “be dedicated to prayer for the protection of Creation and the promotion of sustainable lifestyles that reverse our contribution to climate change”. (3rd European Ecumenical Assembly in […]