“There is no time to lose: We received the earth as a garden-home from the Creator; let us not pass it on to future generations as a wilderness.”
A very impressive tree nursery, set up by villagers with the help of Caritas and Trócaire, is responsible for thousands of environmentally important and economically beneficial trees in southern Rwanda.
As part of its centenary celebrations, the Missionary Society of St Columban held an international colloquium in Dalgan Park last week aimed at mapping out the future direction of mission in the Church.
We need to stop talking about the threat of climate change and realise it is no longer a threat but an occurrence taking place right now.
Pope and Ecumenical Patriarch release joint message for World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation. Public invited to attend internet seminar on Church divestment from fossil fuels.
President Trump should travel to east Africa and see for himself the devastating impact of climate change. Trócaire sees those impacts every day – Éamonn Meehan, Executive Director of Trócaire.
If the Fossil Fuel Divestment Bill is passed, Ireland will be the first country to ban investment of public money into the fossil fuel industry, says Trócaire director.
“The Rio Olympic Games are a huge missed opportunity to improve the lives of the poorest in Rio. They are also a missed opportunity to invest in the protection of human rights across the country.”
At World Humanitarian Summit, President Higgins appeals to global community to act decisively on poverty, hunger, conflict, displacement and climate change.
“It is not just about what is happening in the refugee crisis. It is about the root of many of the problems of the world. Conflict and climate change are so connected.”
Pope Francis message marking 49th World Day of Peace, calls people to overcome indifference and win peace. "God is not indifferent" - neither should we be.
“The world urgently needs to bring peace to Syria to stop the completely unacceptable suffering of the Syrian people" - Éamonn Meehan, Executive Director, Trócaire.
“The fact that these talks are being held when millions along eastern Africa are experiencing chronic food shortages due to drought highlights exactly what is at stake."
Nobel laureate for economics warns “What we are seeing now is the result of 100s of years of unequal development which has left a lot of the world behind.”