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 […]

Climate Change Challenge

Posted on 12. Nov, 2015 in Climate Change, Nature

2015 is a critical year in addressing the impending climate emergency and charting a path towards a more sustainable future, culminating in the UN Summit (COP21) in Paris in, starting on November 30th. Climate change, and the injustice it represents, is one of the most serious challenges facing humanity. But while the evidence of human-made […]

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 […]

Building Momentum

Posted on 02. Jul, 2015 in Christian Values, Climate Change, Natural Disasters, Nature

Pope Francis’ encyclical, “Laudato Si’, on Care of our Common Home”, places a moral imperative on all of us to consider how we look after the planet. Ciara Kirrane, organiser of Trocáire’s recent climate change conference talked about the need to build on the momentum of the conference and how the moral argument for action […]

Preventing Climate Change

Posted on 25. Jun, 2015 in Church Teachings, Climate Change, Ecology, Environment, Faith and Justice, Nature, Recycling

w The Pope’s latest encyclical “Laudato si” takes a very grim assessment of the current environmental crisis. In it he say, “The earth, our home, is beginning to look more and more like an immense pile of filth.” On climate change, he writes, “A very solid scientific consensus indicates that we are presently witnessing a disturbing warming […]

Response from Bangladesh

Posted on 25. Jun, 2015 in Church Teachings, Climate Change, Ecology, Environment, Gospel Values, Natural Disasters, Nature

Climate change in Bangladesh is an extremely crucial issue. According to National Geographic, it is the  nation most vulnerable to the impacts of climate change in the coming decades. Bishop Theotonius Gomes, Auxiliary Bishop of Dhaka, Bangladesh was at the Trócaire conference on climate change. Here he talks with Miriam Gormally about the impact the climate change […]

A Scientific response to Encyclical

Posted on 25. Jun, 2015 in Church Teachings, Climate Change, Ecology, Environment, Gospel Values

Since the release of the Pope’s latest Encyclical, some conservative politicians in the US have said that that the Pope ought to stay out of science. Miriam Gormally spoke with Prof John Sweeney, a climate change expert, about the pope’s encyclical and whether it was something that could appeal to the scientific community as well […]

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 […]

Climate Change Conference

Posted on 11. Jun, 2015 in Climate Change, Community, Ecology, Economy, Environment, Gospel Values, Nature

2015 is a critical year in addressing the impending climate emergency and charting a path towards a more sustainable future, culminating in the UN Summit (COP21) in Paris in December. Trócaire is holding a major international conference on 22 June – 23 June 2015, co-hosted by Maynooth University and St Patrick’s College Maynooth which will bring […]