"Pope Francis challenged young people at World Youth Day to ‘get off the couch’. Hopefully, this course will do that," says Gerard Gallagher of Dublin's evangelisation office.
Due to the ongoing Covid-19 restrictions on public gatherings, ‘Theology and Ecology in Dialogue: The Wisdom of Laudato Si’ by Fr Dermot Lane will be launched via webinar by scripture scholar Fr Kieran O'Mahony.
In a post election reflection for the island of Ireland, Church of Ireland Primate, Rt Rev Dr Michael Jackson says "politicians owe it to their citizens to ensure peace and to build flourishing societies.”
“Young people, parents, schools and faith communities will find this book an invaluable resource in reflecting on how the interaction between religion and education can contribute to the fullest development of young people in Ireland today, both spiritually and morally,” said Dr Gareth Byrne.
“Whether young people are practising a faith or not, there is an enormous value for them in having the space in the school to look at spiritual, moral and religious questions,” says Dr Gareth Byrne.
Over 2,500 students from 70 different schools perform three pieces which have been specially written for the World Meeting of Families in August.