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  • Report from The Congregation on Cosmology/Eco-justice

    June 15, 2017

    My work continues to be about disseminating information to the sisters in the Congregation through our Province links system on issues to do with Ecology & Justice and to encourage the sisters to engage in petitions and lobbying work around such issues. …

  • Update on Cosmology/Eco Justice at Mercy Global Action at the UN – June 2017

    June 15, 2017

    Following the MIRP Review, MGA at the UN has adopted the term ?Degradation of Earthü as the name of one of our two priority areas. The UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (PFII) – 16th Session (24th April to May 5th) The special theme for this yearüs forum was ? Tenth Anniversary of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples: measures taken…

  • MGA Cosmology/Eco-justice Committee Report from Newfoundland June 2017

    June 15, 2017

    ¼In all our programs this year at the Mercy Centre for Ecology and Justice, using the lens of the Universe Story as depicted in the Cosmic Walk, we have been walking back in time to take the long evolutionary and relational view of who we are and where we are going. Our focus in particular for the remainder of the year will be on water, one of the first elements to flare forth in the universe,…

  • MGA Cosmology/Eco-Justice Committee Report from Australia and Papua New Guinea, June 2017

    June 14, 2017

    The activities in Australia and Papua New Guinea include the following: In November 2016, the Institute Leadership Team launched the Institute Sustainable Living Policy – an integrated approach to sustainable living. The aim of the policy is to achieve sustainable living across seven key areas – energy, water, waste, transport, procurement, investment and infrast…

  • Mercy Global Action Aotearoa New Zealand report for June 2017

    June 11, 2017

    Sustainable Development Goals: The year began for Nga Whaea Atawhai o Aotearoa Sisters of Mercy New Zealand and their partners in ministry with a focus on the UNüs Sustainable Development Goals. The goals were the focus of the yearüs first issue of Imaging Mercy Today, a monthly reflection developed for the management and staff of Mercyüs ministries in New Zealand. The February is…

  • Institute of the Americas June 2017 report

    June 11, 2017

    Mercy Sisters, lay associates and companions, co-workers, students, volunteers and friends stepped up their reflection on Laudato Si, integration of its challenges with their spirituality, and educational efforts and advocacy over the past few months. Among the efforts were: The Extended Justice Team committed at its meeting in fall 201…

  • August 2016 Report for Cosmology / Ecojustice Working Group from Newfoundland

    September 1, 2016

    Our focus over the last few months has been on the cosmic widening of an engaged spirituality, opening ourselves up to embody the immensities of mind and heart to live more consciously into the wholeness of life, or as Pope Francis reminds us, “to convert ourselves to a type of development that knows how to respect creation?. With this desire for a directional shift in cons…

  • Mercy Global Action Aotearoa New Zealand report for August 2016

    August 31, 2016

    A call to action on behalf of all who seek shelter, in a world which itself faces new and urgent threats, has come from Katrina Fabish rsm, Congregation Leader of Nga Whaea Atawhai o Aotearoa Sisters of Mercy New Zealand. The focus on ?shelter for allü has been captured in a poster that bears the Maori inscription ?Te Whakaruruhau mo nga iwi katoaü. There is no …

  • Report on Activities across Australia

    August 30, 2016

    Across Australia, Sisters have been quite ecologically active in the second half of 2016 in conjunction with the MIRP process. The creation of the Mission & Ministry Unit for the Mercy Institute, led by Sr Elaine Wainwright, gives hope for the possibility and promotion of more concerted action. Leading up to the Federal elections in July, an on-line petition on moving to a lo…

  • Report from The Congregation August 2016

    August 29, 2016

    Since our last Conference Call I have continued to alert Sisters in The Congregation on issues of concern around Ecojustice/climate change etc. Also a lot of my time before the summer was spent on preparing for a workshop on Cosmology/Ecojustice and aspects of the Christian Tradition that I presented to two groups organised by the St. John of God Sist…

  • Sisters of Mercy of the Americas: Update on Activities and Advocacy

    August 23, 2016

    Since the start of 2016, Mercy Sisters, Associates, Co-workers, Students, Volunteers and Friends have been engaged in prayer, education, advocacy and transformation of personal behaviors and institutional practices in response to our critical concern for Earth. Among the examples are: 35 groups are participating in the Mercy International Reflection Process to explore the the…

  • General Report from the Cosmology-Ecojustice Group

    March 20, 2016

    ¼ The purpose of this communication is to highlight something of what is happening in the Mercy World in the areas of cosmology and ecojustice. Did you even know that Mercy International Association has a Cosmology-Ecojustice group which meets online every few months? It is convened by Denise Boyle FMDM whose official title is Assistant Director--Me…

  • Report on Activities in South Africa

    March 12, 2016

    Since last conference call in 2015 we were involved in all the petitions, prayer and fast initiatives of the Global Catholic Climate Group as well continuing with our recycling projects in our various communities, schools and other outreach projects. Winterveldt continues with the food garden project which encourages mainly women in this very rural community to grow vegetable…

  • Report from Newfoundland

    March 10, 2016

    The logo of our Mercy Centre for Ecology and Justice (MCEJ) depicting an image of planet Earth without boundaries or borders and with the Mercy Cross at the centre, a reminder of the divine energy of mercy and compassion, portrays the oneness and the sacredness of all creation. When this harmonious and unified sense of interconnection and interrelatedness touches into our dee…

  • Report from The Congregation

    March 10, 2016

    ¼ Much of my work since the last call has consisted in offering appropriate pieces to the province links of the Congregation for distribution to the general membership. Included here has been: o Information and requests to sign petitions on fracking – and the need to be vigilant with regard to its possible introduction here in Ireland o Requests to stan…

  • Cosmology/Eco-Justice Report 2016 Summary of Work plan for Aotearoa New Zealand

    March 8, 2016

    2016 has started very quickly for Nga Whaea Atawhai o Aotearoa New Zealand Mercy Global Action. A report on COP21 was made to the Leadership Team and subsequently released to Sisters to read. I have heard good comments and may need to wait for the congregational weekend for any possible or likely action that may come out of it. In saying that however, I have add…

  • Report from ISMAPNG

    March 7, 2016

    ¼ 2016 and all that As I enter more seriously into the patterns of 2016, I feel the need to plot my direction for the year. As I am of an age when I am most appropriately retired, the lines between my personal interests and spirituality, my Mercy involvement, and my Earth Link involvement are quite blurred, but definitely part of a single tapestry. I will comment on the str…

  • Report from Australia: An Appendix to that submitted by Mary Tinney rsm

    March 6, 2016

    Rahamim Ecology Centre is a ministry of the Institute of the Sisters of Mercy of Australia and Papua New Guinea. Its mission is to promote the values of mercy and justice, as they contribute to the building of life-giving relationships within a resilient earth community. Located in Bathurst in rural NSW, the ministry seeks to embody a spirituality that animates care of the Ea…

  • Sisters of Mercy of the Americas’ Eco-Justice Report: February 2016

    March 4, 2016

    Over the past six months, Mercy has: ? advocated with other faith groups with the US Congress to ensure funding for the Green Climate Fund, which will assist poor nations with mitigating and adapting to climate change. ? welcomed 30 students from 6 Mercy colleges and universities to Washington, DC, in August to learn about our focus on sustainability…

  • Report on the ‘Meeting the Challenge of Climate Justice: From Evidence to Action’ Conference, Dublin, Ireland

    June 30, 2015

    Many members of the Mercy Family participated in this excellent international conference that was co-hosted by Maynooth University; Trocaire; and St. Patricküs College Maynooth. A number of speakers reminded us that 2015 is a critical year in addressing the impending climate emergency and charting a path towards a more sustainable future. The year will culminate in the UN Summit (COP21) in Paris, in December. Image: Mary Robinson del…