Faith and Hope

Posted on 22. Aug, 2019 in Ecology, Economy, Environment, Faith and Justice, Natural Disasters

For the month of August, we continue to bring you some pieces from the archive. Here is a piece from Nov 2008 on hope. Our daily diet of news headlines these days seems to be concentrated on world disasters making us ask the question, ‘Where is God in all of this?’  So how do we […]

Eco Congregation Ireland

Posted on 30. May, 2019 in Ecology, Environment, Faith and Justice

The government recently declared a climate emergency and the Green Party also had a massive bump in the elections. Eco Congregation is an environmental programme which seeks to find the link between the environment and faith and is open to all Christian denominations throughout Ireland and Britain.  It developed through a partnership between the Churches […]

Exploring the Labyrinth

Posted on 02. May, 2019 in Christian Values, Community, Environment, Gospel Values, Nature

Piaras Jackson SJ, director of Manresa Jesuit Centre of Spirituality in Dublin talks about World Labyrinth Day on Saturday, 4 May 2019. He describes the centre’s own labyrinth next to the coastline, among mature trees and in grassland that becomes a meadow in the summer. He also gives a brief history of labyrinths and points […]

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 […]