Climate Justice Candle
The Climate Justice Candle was lit at all Masses in the Cathedral of the Assumption, Thurles from Monday 23rd to Sunday 29th January. It highlighted the need for all of us to play our part – as individuals and as communities in bringing about justice for those people and nations who suffer because of climate change caused by global warming. By taking action at home and by joining in global climate initiatives, we can make a difference. It is crucial that action is taken and that it is taken now– for the millions of climate refugees already suffering as a direct result of climate change, for future generations and for the whole of Creation. The developing world contribute least to global warming but suffer most from its effects. On Sunday 29th the candle was taken in procession from the Cathedral to St. Mary’s Church Of Ireland for Evensong at 8pm. Rev. Alison Seymour-Whiteley led a packed church in hymns, psalms and prayers for the environment. Her homily was inspirational and challenging to all present and emphasised the need to love all of creation and to do our part to reduce the damage caused by our excessive lifestyles. The ceremony was made even more special in that it happened in Church Unity Week.