New Year, New Baby

Posted on 16. Jan, 2020 in Christian Values, Church Teachings, Climate Change, Community, Family, Feminism/Women in the Church

Former Soul Waves editor Josepha Smith joins us again with her baby to talk about life as a new mother. She discusses how having a child has changed her vision of herself as well as her outlook on the world and how it makes her want to apologise to her parents. She explains how it […]

Concern for Australia

Posted on 09. Jan, 2020 in Community, Environment

The bushfires in Australia have being burning in an unprecedented way that has caused thousands to have to flee and evacuate to safer spaces. David Wilson, a teacher from Australia, visiting Ireland for the New Year talked with Miriam Gormally about the effect these have have had on him and on the country. He talks […]

Adding a Christian Voice

Posted on 21. Nov, 2019 in Community, Environment, Faith Groups

Ciara Murphy and Keith Adams speak to Pat Coyle about the importance of their roles at the Jesuit Centre for Faith and Justice. They see great value in having an independent Christian voice talking about issues ranging from housing to the environment. Ciara is environmental policy advocate at the Jesuit centre. Her role includes working […]

Supporting the Climate Strikers

Posted on 03. Oct, 2019 in Community, Ecology, Environment

Don Mullan, is a long time author and activist. He has written extensively about the troubles in the north and is now very involved in the climate change movement, which he sees as the great civil rights movement of our times. He is also a spokesman for the Society of African Missions (SMA), who are involved […]

John Bruton on Brexit

Posted on 19. Sep, 2019 in Achievement, Community, Environment

In his second interview with Conor Deane, Former Taoiseach John Bruton, a vocal supporter of the EU project, and one of the greatest supporters for The Peace Process here in Ireland shares his disappointment at the myopia and the lack of charity from our friends and neighbours in the UK. He also discusses how the […]

Climate Change for Ireland

Posted on 12. Sep, 2019 in Community, Environment

As more and more report come in from around the world about extreme weather – most recently in the Bahamas with over a thousand missing- we listen back to a piece from 2007 looking at climate change. This piece looks at what we might expect in Ireland. We all know that climate change is inevitable, […]

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 […]