All-Ireland Pollinator Plan: call on Faith Communities to help pollinators

As this page points out, faith communities tend to own and manage considerable land (also quite spread out round the country). It is good to see this kind of outreach from the pollinator plan:

Faith Communities have a special calling to protect nature and creation. For Roman Catholics, the launch of these guidelines could not be timelier. Laudato Si’ – on care for our common home, published by Pope Francis in 2015, emphasises that this planet is a home that we share with all other creatures. It calls us to ‘hear both the cry of the earth and the cry of the poor’. Laudato Si states that ‘Nature cannot be regarded as something separate from ourselves or as a mere setting in which we live. We are part of nature, included in it and thus in constant interaction with it.’ It asks all of us to make an ecological conversion both at a personal and at a social and community level to protect the whole of creation. The All-Ireland Pollinator Plan offers a practical and realistic way in which faith communities can embrace the ethos of Laudato Si’.

Peter Reason’s In Search of Grace, among other themes, explores this link between awareness of humanity as part of nature and spiritual / religious ideas . Of course, this can be a fraught relationship full of contradictions

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