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Diocese of GalwayKilmacduagh & Kilfenora

Deoise na GaillimheChill Mac Duach & Chill Fhionnúrach

Eco-Congregation Ireland

ECI logoEco-Congregation Ireland (ECI) encourages churches of all denominations to take an eco-approach to worship, lifestyle, property and finance management, community outreach and contact with the developing world. Its vision is to see churches of all denominations throughout Ireland celebrate the gift of God’s creation, recognise the inter-dependence of all creation, and care for it in their life and mission and through members’ personal lifestyles.

ECI asks Christians everywhere to reflect on the beauty of God’s world and to consider what practical steps can be taken to prevent further damage to the environment. Also, to pray for our wounded planet, for people in the developing world already affected by climate change and for future generations. ECI is a project initiated by the Church in Society Forum – a standing committee of the Irish Inter-Church Meeting. The Catholic, Church of Ireland, Presbyterian and Methodist churches are involved as well as the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers).

ECI offers resources and support to help churches take practical eco-action in the context of their Christian faith. A church check-list helps churches assess what they are already doing and determine future priorities. Resources also include sections on worship and teaching, children’s and youth work, property and grounds management, finance and waste, personal lifestyles, working with the local community, and thinking globally.

Latest newsletter: Summer 2021

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Climate Change: can I make a difference? – a leaflet from ECI.