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Season of Creation

From September 1 to October 4, Christians around the world will unite to pray and care for creation. It is the “Season of Creation,” and it is happening from Paris to Pittsburgh, Pretoria to La Paz.  The theme for this year’s celebration is “walking together”.  There are endless ways as a community to show you are on a journey towards better ...

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Summer time

Summertime this year has been marked by the light and heat of the sun.  The days are longer and warmer than we could ever imagine for an Irish summer. In ancient cultures, people were closely connected to the seasonal cycles and rhythms.  Noticing and responding to the different ‘beat’ of each season can enable us not only to  flow with ...

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Political connectedness

We are constantly exposed to a political agenda.  Indeed, there is an ongoing debacle in the media worldwide in recent days on the fall-out from the post Brexit vote discussions and resignations in the UK parliament, and the post Trump Press conference analysis on Russian-American  relations.  This reflects a seemingly growing preoccupation with ‘power and personality’ and the ‘power of ...

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Fossil Fuel Divestment

The passing of the Fossil Fuel Divestment Bill on the afternoon of Thursday 12th July  2018, has made history.  Ireland is the first country in the world to commit to withdrawing public money invested in fossil fuels, the industry which is contributing most to climate change. This Bill will stop public money being invested against the public interest, and it sends ...

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An ecological conversion

It must be said that some committed and prayerful Christians, with the excuse of realism and pragmatism, tend to ridicule expressions of concern for the environment. Others are passive; they choose not to change their habits and thus become inconsistent. So what they all need is an ecological conversion, whereby the effects of their encounter with Jesus Christ become evident ...

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Act On Climate

The very conditions on which human civilization has depended for the last 12,000 years are threatened by human ideologies, actions and systems that perpetuate climate change. Today, untruth competes with truth to muddy the issue of climate change. The faith community can transcend divisions and bring together people of different perspectives to seek the truth and work for a moral revolution ...

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Work is love made visible

“All bread is to be shared – that is revolution. We are called by Jesus, the son of Joseph, the worker, in this celebration of the Eucharist to change and to be transformed and to turn the world upside down. The first reading by Kahlil Gibran spoke of:  What it is to work with love? It is to weave the cloth ...

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Junk Kouture Finalists

Congratulations to four outstanding, talented teams from Presentation Secondary School, Clonmel who got through to the 2018 Junk Kouture Final. Shortlisted  from an initial 4,600 students, they appeared  in ‘The 3 Arena’, Dublin on 19th of April led by their Art teachers Ms. Fennell and Ms. Murphy, with Keyara Connolly who did the make up. Each team had 60 seconds to impress ...

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Revolution in fashion

Five years ago this week, 1,138 young women and men working in a textile factory in Bangladesh lost their lives when the building (which had notable signs of danger and deterioration) collapsed.  This tragedy sent shockwaves around the world, not just because of the lives lost, but because it showed the result of the unsafe and unhealthy working conditions that our ...

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Ubuntú

An anthropologist proposed a game to the kids in an African tribe. He put a basket full of fruit near a tree and told them that whoever got there first, would win the sweet fruits.  When he gave them the signal to run, they all took each other’s hands and ran together.  Then they sat in a circle enjoying their treats. ...

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