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We Are the Ark

It’s wonderful to have the chance to share something at once very beautiful and proactive.  Both a visual appreciation of the gift that biodiversity is and a passionate expression of our inter-connectedness with all created things, to the point that we want the way we live to enable life to flourish.  Here is the background and some material from this wonderful ...

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Living Lent

Lent begins on Wednesday, March 6th.   There are many wonderful resources available that can help us complete this Paschal Journey, individually and together.  Here are just a few resources that have come my way in recent days that may help us to make this a ‘Living Lent’. Poem for Lent The cosmos dreams in me while I wait in stillness, ready ...

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An extinction crisis

On Thursday 21 February 2019, President Michael D. Higgins spoke at the National Biodiversity Conference in Dublin Castle, he opened his address by saying: “As President of Ireland, it is my role to represent the citizens of this country, including their imagined futures, and I would like to tell you – the conservation community, its friends and allies – I ...

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Social Justice

The 20th February is the UN World Day of Social Justice.  The UN’s 2019 theme for this day is: “if you want peace and development, work for social justice”. Our contribution to the realisation of a ‘just world’ is not confined to just one day,  It is a life time commitment.  It is enough to follow the details we know ...

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Love Song To The Earth

This is more than just a ‘feel good moment’ the Love Song’s creators and Apple are donating every penny that the song earns to Friends of the Earth and the UN Foundation to fund their work to fight climate change.  Some of the world’s biggest names in music have joined voices to inspire real action on climate change, and to support the United Nations’ call ...

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A Call to Care for the Earth

Least we forget Sr. Dorothy Stang’s and her life lived faithful to her ‘call to care for the Earth’ here are a few of the ‘signposts’ on her journey. Sister Dorothy Stang decided early on that she would give her life to God as a Sister of Notre Dame de Namur. Her deepest desire was to serve the poor as a ...

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The Elders and justice for all

Justice is at the heart of the 2030 Development Agenda.  It cuts across the Sustainable Development Goals. World leaders need to be held to account for their SDG commitments and deliver justice for all. This is why The Elders are launching a new programme on Access to Justice because without justice, the SDGs cannot be achieved. programme. The event will be live-streamed here from 17:00 GMT+1 ...

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The gospel of giving

Many, among the poorest on almost every continent, feel the impact of climate change profoundly and are struggling to survive.  Economic, social and political turmoil wrecks havoc on people’s capacity to support themselves and their families.  Rising temperatures are damaging ecosystems, pushing sea levels higher, and reducing people’s ability to support themselves. We already know that millions of people are forced ...

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A very beautiful constellation

In these days when we seem to be hearing more and more about the role our species is playing in the destruction of the planet and its creatures (and indeed ourselves) I came across this wonderful article published at the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies in April 2018, written by Jim Robbins.  There are some great links to other ...

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Living in a plastic world

We know the world is full of plastic.  Indeed, there has been so much awareness raising and discussion that we stand in danger of information fatigue, potentially switching off  as we normalise the statistics and the shocking visuals of the plastic-swamped  ocean beds.  Potentially background news in a plastic world. It is true that at a local level, we can ...

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