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 […]

Out of Wonder

Posted on 09. Jul, 2015 in Christian Values, Climate Change, Community, EcoCongregations, Ecology, Economy, Environment, Health, Nature

Nellie McLoughlin rsm has worked all her life in the area of cosmology, ecology and sustainable living. Her love of life and her early interest in geology/geography, was nurtured through learning and reflecting on life’s experience. She taught on the MA in Ecology and Religion Programme at Dalgan Park, Navan, Ireland. Her book ‘Out of […]

Caring for our Environment

Posted on 18. Jun, 2015 in Christian Values, Climate Change, EcoCongregations, Ecology, Economy, Faith and Justice, Gospel Values, Nature

Pope Francis’ latest Encyclical focuses heavily on climate change and asks us all to protect our “common home”. This emphasis on ecology comes as no surprise to Jacqueline Kelleher who works in the Heritage Walled Garden in the Avila Centre in Dublin. The project was developed in order to create a community in the urban […]

The meaning of Spring

Posted on 05. Feb, 2015 in Community, EcoCongregations, Ecology, Nature, Saints

February, beginning with St. Brigid’s Day brings fresh life and new hope. It is a time of renewal and planting, something that is well known to Sr. Pauline McGrath, a Dominican sister who lives and works down in An Tairseach. An Tairseach is an organic farm where the Dominican sister live and preach the Word […]

Preventing Fracking

Posted on 09. Oct, 2014 in Climate Change, EcoCongregations, Nature

Good Energy Alliance Ireland is the only non-profit Environmental NGO in Ireland dealing mainly with fracking and climate change. They have been instrumental in campaigning against various oil companies who want to use fracking in Leitrim and Northern Ireland to extract oil. Miriam Gormally spoke with Dr Aideen McLoughlin, director of Good Energy Alliance Ireland […]

Celtic Spirituality with Philip Newell

Posted on 07. Mar, 2014 in EcoCongregations, Ecological, Ecology, Nature, Retreats, Spiritual, Spirituality

Sr. Marian O’Sullivan, a Dominican sister in the Dominican Ecology Centre in Wicklow Town was host recently to John Philip Newell a Church Of Scotland Minister from Edinburgh with a particular interest in Celtic Spirituality. Philip was in Wicklow to give a talk to several priests and religious who are on a sabbatical residential course […]

Eco Congregations Conference

Posted on 12. Jul, 2012 in EcoCongregations, Ecology, Environment

Eco Congregations Ireland is holding its inaugural conference this year in Dromantine, near Newry, September 14-15. There will be many speakers looking at the theology of ecology and sustainable living. Included amongst the speakers is the Rev Peter Owen-Jones, Sussex-based clergyman, author and BBC presenter, who will be looking at the topic of well-being in […]

The Heart of Christmas

Posted on 13. Dec, 2006 in Church Teachings, Community, EcoCongregations, Ecology, Environment

Christmas is a time of over indulgence and expenditure. While this is all in good fun, it can also stress the world’s resources and lead to a great deal of waste. Miriam Gormally met Catherine Brennan SSL and Helen Sheil, both of whom are involved with eco-congregations, a new initiative aimed at making churches and […]