New Resource Encourages Christians To Take Action On Climate Change

Eco–Congregation Ireland (ECI) hopes that its new resource – Climate Change – Can I Make a Difference? – will encourage Christians throughout Ireland to become more eco–aware and eco–active at church and at home. The resource, which is free to download here: from the ECI website, includes some of the latest data from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s 5th assessment report as well as a comprehensive theological response to climate change, prayers for the environment and advice on how to reduce one’s carbon footprint – as an individual and as a congregation.

Launching the resource at a climate justice event ECI co–hosted with Carrigaline Union earlier this month, Nobel Peace Prize–winner Emeritus Prof John Sweeney of NUI Maynooth said: “The resource provides a valuable perspective on the nature and impacts of climate change in an Irish context. On a practical level it highlights the connection between local action and global consequences. It also demonstrates that the problem of climate change can only be tackled if ethical principles are coupled with scientific knowledge to inform and motivate policy makers. The disconnect between the science and the politics of national interest have bedevilled attempts to tackle our greenhouse …read more

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