Edmund Rice Global Family Journey to COP26

September ER COP 26 Campaign Poster

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How trees secretly talk to each other – BBC
“Hieroglyphic Stairway” by Drew Dellinger

it’s 3:23 in the morning
and I’m awake
because my great great grandchildren
won’t let me sleep
my great great grandchildren
ask me in dreams
what did you do while the planet was plundered?
what did you do when the earth was unraveling?

surely you did something
when the seasons started failing?

as the mammals, reptiles, birds were all dying?

did you fill the streets with protest
when democracy was stolen?

what did you do
once
you
knew?

I’m riding home on the Colma train
I’ve got the voice of the milky way in my dreams

I have teams of scientists
feeding me data daily
and pleading I immediately
turn it into poetry

I want just this consciousness reached
by people in range of secret frequencies
contained in my speech

I am the desirous earth
equidistant to the underworld
and the flesh of the stars

I am everything already lost

the moment the universe turns transparent
and all the light shoots through the cosmos

I use words to instigate silence

I’m a hieroglyphic stairway
in a buried Mayan city
suddenly exposed by a hurricane

a satellite circling earth
finding dinosaur bones
in the Gobi desert
I am telescopes that see back in time

I am the precession of the equinoxes,
the magnetism of the spiraling sea

I’m riding home on the Colma train
with the voice of the milky way in my dreams

I am myths where violets blossom from blood
like dying and rising gods

I’m the boundary of time
soul encountering soul
and tongues of fire

it’s 3:23 in the morning
and I can’t sleep
because my great great grandchildren
ask me in dreams
what did you do while the earth was unraveling?

I want just this consciousness reached
by people in range of secret frequencies
contained in my speech

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“We can transform our way of dwelling in the world, our styles of life, our relationship with the resources of the Earth and our way of looking at humanity and of living life. Our selfishness, our indifference and our irresponsible ways are threatening the future of our children! Let us take care of our mother Earth; let us overcome the temptation of selfishness that makes us predators of resources; let us cultivate respect for the gifts of the Earth and creation; let us inaugurate a lifestyle and a society that is finally eco-sustainable: we have the opportunity to prepare a better tomorrow for all. From God’s hands we have received a garden, we cannot leave a desert to our children.” 

Pope Francis

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Laudato Si’ Action Platform

 

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from Edmund Rice Education Beyond Borders website:

Edmund Rice Global Family Journey to COP26 is a six-month campaign organized by Edmund Rice England and Edmund Rice International to raise awareness among the Edmund Rice Global Family of the importance of taking climate action as we head towards Glasgow Climate Change Conference (COP16).

The COP26 summit will bring parties together to accelerate action towards the goals of the Paris Agreement and the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change. Learn more here.

During this campaign, we will invite Edmund Rice Global Family to take three actions: A Campaign Action, A Lifestyle Change, and A Prayer Reflection. Find below the links to the monthly campaigns:

Pacific Calling Partnership
Climate Change and Pacific.pdf
ER Centre Sydney
10 Years of the Pacific Calling Partnership

For 10 years, the Pacific Calling Partnership, coordinated by the Edmund Rice Centre, has been working with our neighbours in the Pacific to raise awareness about the impact of climate change on low-lying islands. Here is a collection of memories from the past decade.

Kiribati SOS
True Friendship Never Dies – Mark Nadar