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 […]

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 […]

Remembering Thomas Merton

Posted on 13. Dec, 2018 in Achievement, Christian Values, Community, Eastern Spirituality, Environment, Faith and Justice, Nature, Vocation

December 10th, fifty years ago, Thomas Merton was found dead in his room near Bangkok, where he had been the main speaker at an international monastic conference. At the time he was the best known Catholic monk in the world. His autobiography, The Seven Storey Mountain (Elected Silence in the English edition), was an unlikely best seller, telling […]

Compassion for Animals

Posted on 06. Dec, 2018 in Christian Values, Church Teachings, Community, Environment, Nature

In this piece our interviewer Miriam Gormally is questioned by Pat Coyle about being a vegan and a Christian. Drawing inspiration from Bible passages like Genesis 1:29  where God specifically maps out that fruit and seeds should be our food, she argues that there are also many other passages that point to a Christian God […]

Sharing the Wisdom of Time

Posted on 22. Nov, 2018 in Book review, Christian Values, Church Teachings, Community, Older People, Young people

Sharing the wisdom of time, published by Messenger Publications is a book specially commissioned by Pope Francis highlighting the wisdom of older people.   In the preface to the book, written by Pope Francis, he calls for an alliance between the young and the old to help counter our culture of waste. The launch took place in Rome […]

Climate Justice

Posted on 08. Nov, 2018 in Christian Values, Climate Change, Faith Groups, Natural Disasters

The Intergovernmental panel on climate change (IPCC) recently released a report on biodiversity and climate change saying that we only had a 12 year window to prevent catastrophic climate change. Sean McDonagh, a Columbian Priest, is known around the world as an eco-theologian who works to raise awareness on about climate change justice as well as […]

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 […]

Reconnecting People

Posted on 08. Nov, 2018 in Climate Change, Community, Environment

In this week’s edition of Soul Waves we look intensively at Climate Change – here we look back at an interview done by Cara Augestenborg looking at how Ireland dropped 28 places to be ranked 49 out of 59 – meaning Ireland is set to  to be one of the few EU countries to miss its […]

The Grieving Journey

Posted on 28. Aug, 2018 in Book review, Death

We return to our archived pieces for this week and will return to further analysis of the impact of the Pope’s visit next week. In this piece from 2006, we look at “The Grieving Journey” There’s no sure route through grieving  –  Jerusha Hull McCormack says “we are all amateurs at grief  –  it comes […]