Pope Francis Syas No to Fracking – 12 Jan 2015
ECO Congragation: Lima – Quakers and Fracking (newsletter)
Posted on January 1, 2015
In this newsletter (and more)
QUAKERS & FRACKING http://ecocongregationireland.com/archives/4934
LIMA – CLIMATE CHANGE http://ecocongregationireland.com/archives/4985
“Climate is the prisoner of people” ~ Prof John Sweeney – http://ecocongregationireland.com/archives/4985
Responding to climate change ~ Fr Seán McDonagh – http://ecocongregationireland.com/archives/4956
The UN climate talks in Lima finally reached a conclusion in the early hours of yesterday morning with what can only be described as a weak outcome. The talks were hampered because of divisions between rich and poor countries over how to spread the burden of pledges to cut carbon emissions, with developing countries accusing rich nations of shirking their responsibilities to fight global warming and pay for its impacts. An agreement was reached, but many decisions were postponed, and the final agreement simply states that countries “may”, rather than “shall”, include quantifiable information showing how they intend to meet their emissions targets. Continue reading →
Desmond Tutu wrote a piece last week in the Guardian supporting it, and
now religious groups are calling on Pope Francis to support divestment
Arch Bisshop Tutu calls for independent inquiry into policing of corrib gas project.
Faith and Fracking – sisters of Mercy, Galilee Community, Boyle
A Prayer service was held (Global Frack Down Day- 2013) on 29 Oct.
Cry of the earh prayer – CRY OF THE EARTH word doc
CRY OF THE EARTH post,
CRY OF THE EARTH pdf
17 anti frackers did attend. More in FMN 127
Faith And Fracking: A Religious Case For The Environment – http://www.pravoslavie.ru/english/62995.htm
Recently I emailed you about the threat of fracking in your parish. Unfortunately, I did not hear back from you.
I have attached an article in this week’s Telegraph outlining what priests in England are doing to inform their parishioners about fracking. These priests accept that they have a responsibility to protect God’s creation and to inform their parishioners of the environmental and health impacts of fracking.
Unless we stand up together to stop fracking in Ireland it will be happening in West Clare in the near future. People and animal’s health and well being will be seriously impacted. Existing farming and tourism industries will be destroyed.
Our West Clare area, as you know, is sadly losing local farmers and residents to suicide in increasing numbers, as people find it harder to provide for themselves and families. The impact of fracking will no doubt increase people’s sense of helplessness and hopelessness about their ability to make ends meet and lead a good life for themselves and families in West Clare.
I urge you to please research what fracking is and how this industry is affecting communities in countries such as America and Australia and take steps to protect your parishioners from a similar nightmare.
For more information please see www.frackingfreeireland.org, email me or phone me on xxxx.
The newspaper article link: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/politics/10240773/Fracking-threatens-Gods-glorious-creation.html
I look forward to speaking with you,
Fracking Free Clare
Please see a letter written by Balcombe Parish Council in the UK re: their objection to fracking in their community.Residents of Balcombe, UK are currently fighting the threat of fracking in their area. Fracking is a process of extracting gas from shale rock below the earth’s surface by explosions and pumping millions of gallons of water, toxic chemicals and sand into horizontal and vertical drill holes. The practice has been linked to water contamination, soil and air pollution and earthquakes. In fracked areas people and animals are becoming sick and dying.495 square km’s of West Clare (Quilty, Kilmihil, Doonbeg, Kilrush, Carrigaholt, Loop Head and everywhere inbetween) is targetted for fracking by Enegi Oil PLC.We need people in County Clare to become aware of this threat and to decide if this practice is acceptable or not for them, their families and their livestock.We need your support in making this happen.
If you would be willing to find out more and to support us with this campaign to KEEP IRELAND FRACKING FREE please contact me directly in 0879160175 or by email. For more information please see www.frackingfreeireland.org.
Many thanks for your attention to this issue affecting all parishioners in your area,
Eco Congregation Ireland – http://ecocongregationireland.com/
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~ Psalm 24 v 1