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 […]

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 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 […]

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 […]

Spiritual Tourism

Posted on 22. Jun, 2017 in Church Teachings, Climate Change, Community, Ecology, Environment, Nature

Bernadette Flanagan PBVM is chair of the board of SpIRE, The Spirituality Institute for Research and Education which has been established to serve the spiritual seeking of people and contribute to the academic study of spirituality in higher education. For the last fifteen years they have been organising a very popular summer school from 21-25th of […]

Celebrating Holy Wells

Posted on 25. May, 2017 in Christian Values, Climate Change, Community, Ecology, Nature

  National Holy Well Day will take place on June 18th in celebration of the sacred nature of water. On that day, people will gather at a well near them and spend some time in prayer and reflection to reignite an ancient and deep connection with water. Early Celtic Christian had a harmonious relationship with […]

Moving from Fossil Fuels

Posted on 27. Oct, 2016 in Christian Values, Church Teachings, Climate Change, Community, EcoCongregations

On the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi, Catholic institutions and communities from all over the world celebrated the month-long Season of Creation with the largest joint announcement of their decision to divest from fossil fuels. Major Orthodox, Catholic, Protestant, and Anglican organisations came together between September 1st (World Day of Prayer for Creation) and […]

Loving Sister Earth

Posted on 08. Sep, 2016 in Christian Values, Church Teachings, Climate Change, Community, Ecology, Environment, Faith Groups

“Everything is interconnected, and this invites us to develop a spirituality of that global solidarity which flows from the mystery of the Trinity.” This is the quote from Pope Francis which inspires Loving Sister Earth. On Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th October, they will be leading creative prayer rituals, which will be live streamed globally […]

Theological Revolution

Posted on 08. Sep, 2016 in Christian Values, Church Teachings, Climate Change, Community, Ecology, Environment, Nature, Recycling

Inspired by Laudato Si’, Frank Sammon, SJ has established a ‘Care for Our Common Home’ based in Rathgar Parish. The group aims to promote the encyclical’s message both within Rathgar parish, and in the greater Dublin region. It hopes to stimulate discussion on key issues such as climate justice, and to translate such discussion into […]

Climate Change: the Christian Calling

Posted on 07. Jan, 2016 in Christian Values, Church Teachings, Climate Change, Community, Ecology, Economy, Environment, Nature

The recent United Nations climate change conference in Paris in December was declared by Francois Hollande as a “revolution for climate change.”  150 presidents and prime ministers were present, the largest ever single-day gathering of heads of state. Éamonn Meehan, Executive Director of Trócaire, was also present representing the Christian obligation to remember the poorest […]