At the International meeting of our Congregational Care of Earth Committee in Caritas in August 2018 we spent the week deepening our understanding of who we are in the evolving, expanding universe. We reflected on how Earth, our common home, cares for us through its living systems (Sun, Air, Soil, Water, Companionship of all). Seeing how Earth nourishes and sustains us, we realised our role is to work in partnership with planet Earth.
Care of the Earth
July is Plastic Free month in over 50 countries. We have all been alerted in recent times through the media, the internet and social media of the enormous damage plastic pollution causes to humans, land, sea, animals, wildlife. David Attenborough in Blue Planet II highlighted very graphically and touchingly the destructive impact of thrown away plastic. This month we are invited to become part of the solution by saying no to single use plastic. All information available on website PLASTIC FREE JULY. You are also invited to sign the 4Rs Pledge - Refuse, Reuse, Reduce, Recycle. The hope is that refusing plastic will become part of our everyday life. Good Luck.
Carolyne is a member of staff at St Joseph’s Hospice and a friend of the community. She is also a photographer who has a passion for photographing mini creatures. She has kindly agreed to share some of her images with us. You can tell from her descriptions how lovingly she observes and records these marvelous creatures.
Sr Madeleine Meagher writes from California: Why do we fail to hear the cry of the poor and the cry of the earth? I believe we must start with our inner life in order to make changes. This involves a consciousness of and reflecting on our attitudes toward creation.
Ireland has a Citizen’s Assembly comprised of 100 citizens representative of the state’s population who meet to discuss key issues of national importance. It reports to the Dail and Senate on those issues. The recent Assembly called on our Government to act on climate change.