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Biodiversity Awareness Campaign: 17 – 29 May 2021
The Sisters of Our Lady of Apostles (OLA) and Society of African Missions (SMA), in collaboration with Elders for Earth, SHEP Earth Aware, and Green Spaces for Health, are running a two-week biodiversity awareness campaign from 17 to 29 May 2021. This campaign coincides with the International Day for Biological Diversity on 22 May as well as Laudato Si’ Week.
Week One: Introductory Educational resources (17 – 23 May)
Week One seeks to raise awareness about biodiversity and ecosystems by providing introductory educational resources in the form of articles and brief video essays. New educational resources will be posted on the OLA website each day and shared on the OLA and SMA Facebook pages. Content will include resources explaining biodiversity and ecosystems, as well as resources outlining community efforts to protect biodiversity and natural habitats.
We encourage everybody to make us of these resources and to share them on social media!
See http://www.olaireland.ie/biodiversity/ and the OLA Sisters Facebook Page
We need to talk!
A discussion around a national voice for laity
within the Irish Church
The Association of Missionaries and Religious of Ireland Lay Mission Committee invite you to a participative zoom meeting that aims to bring the voices of lay people to the Synodal table to envisage a more inclusive and flourishing Church in Ireland.
Date: 24th May
Time: 7 – 9pm
Presentation by Shane Halpin, CEO Viatores Christi
Followed by discussion in Breakout Rooms
***Please note: This event is organised primarily for the participation of lay people. Please forward this information to lay people (volunteers, co-workers, associates etc) within your network.
Please help spread the word!
Registration is essential and is available below:
Shane is a Masters graduate of Pastoral Ministry and also has an undergraduate BA in Pastoral Theology from All Hallows in Dublin. He also has a BA in Community Development from the University of Western Cape in South Africa where he worked for 10 years. He has a corporate background in public relations and media but since working in South Africa where he founded The Big Issue project he has switched his allegiance to assisting and engaging with faith-based organisations. He has worked as a parish pastoral worker in Dublin; he has facilitated parish pastoral council training in the Armagh Diocese; he has worked in the area of communications with the Irish Jesuits, and has developed Adventure Retreats for young people with the Sacred Hearts Fathers (SSCC) in Dublin. He has been the CEO of the international missionary organisation, Viatores Christi (VC) since 2013 and is currently chair of his local pastoral council in Drogheda. He is passionate about his faith and a desire for a Sprit-filled Church in Ireland.