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 […]

The Pope’s Visit

Posted on 16. Aug, 2018 in Celibacy/Sexuality, Christian Values, Climate Change, Feminism/Women in the Church, Humane Vitae, Pope Francis

In this piece from earlier this year, we remember some of the excitement expressed by Irish Jesuit theologian Gerry O’Hanlon that Pope Francis would travel to Ireland from 25 to 26 August this year and that he would be very welcome. The visit is timed to coincide with the World Meeting of Families in Dublin, with […]

God-Given Gift of Running

Posted on 18. Jan, 2018 in Christian Values, Faith and Justice, Gospel Values, Health, Meditation, Nature

Patrick Muldoon is the Languages Editor of the online Jesuit prayer website Sacred Space. He is also a marathon runner who experiences running as a life enhancing time of prayer and gratitude which nourishes his faith. As more and more people take to running, especially as part of a New Year resolution, Patrick talks to Pat […]

A Stormy warning?

Posted on 19. Oct, 2017 in Christian Values, Church Teachings, Ecology, HIV/Aids, Natural Disasters

Hurricane Ophelia was one of the worst storm to hit Ireland in fifty years.  It is part of a trend of worsening weather involving flooding and destructive winds, which are becoming more common as the climate warms. Professor John Sweeny, lecturer at Maynooth University Geography Department says that it is only the beginning and that we […]

Responding to Hurricane Irma

Posted on 14. Sep, 2017 in Church of Ireland, Climate Change, Ecology, Environment, Natural Disasters

Rector Eileen Cremin, Church of Ireland minister in Fermoy, talks about her family who are living in Antigua and the aftermath of hurricane Irma which devastated thousands of islands across the Carribean. She talks about how the neighbouring island Barbuda was completed destroyed, but how Antigua managed to escape the worst of it. When Hurricane […]