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Sept 1 - Oct 4: Season of Creation

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Sept 1 - Oct 4: Season of Creation The Web of Life About the Season of Creation The Season of Creation is celebrated annually by tens of thousands of Christians around the world. During the Season of Creation, we pray and act to protect God’s creation. The Season of Creation is celebrated by Christians across the ecumenical spectrum, and the leaders of many faith traditions have encouraged us to participate. The season begins on September 1, the Day of Prayer for Creation, and runs through October 4, the Feast of St. Francis, who is the patron saint of ecology in many traditions. This...

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Students From 1,600 Cities Just Walked Out of School to Protest Climate Change

  • Suyin Hayne, TIME
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Students From 1,600 Cities Just Walked Out of School to Protest Climate Change. It Could Be Greta Thunberg's Biggest Strike Yet by Suyin Hayne, TIME MAGAZINE Hundreds of thousands of students around the world walked out of their schools and colleges Friday in the latest in a series of strikes urging action to address the climate crisis. According to event organizers Fridays for Future, over 1664 cities across 125 countries registered strike actions, with more expected to report turnouts in the coming days. The “School Strike for Climate” movement was first started by Swedish teenager Greta...

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World Environment Day - Faith based

World Environment Day (May 24 - June 5)Faith based On 5 June 2019, World Environment Day will be on the theme of air pollution— a call to action to combat one of the greatest environmental challenges of our time. Hosted by China, World Environment Day invites us all to consider how we can make changes in our daily lives to reduce air pollution, which in turn can reduce greenhouse gas emissions and benefit people’s health. China has demonstrated tremendous leadership in tackling air pollution domestically and its commitment to improving air quality can serve as an inspiration to countries...

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World Environment Day - Mask Challenge

World Environment Day (May 24 - June 5) Mask Challenge #BeatAirPollution: 9 out of 10 people breathe polluted air which kills 7 million people a year. The theme for World Environment Day 2019 is Beat Air Pollution. Vehicle emissions cause 400,000 deaths/yr. Livestock emit methane which contributes to ground level ozone which causes asthma and other respiratory diseases. Coal-burning power plants, diesel generators, and open waste burning release huge amounts of air pollutants. Cut down petrol and electricity usage. Eat less meat and dairy. Reduce and compost food waste. Recycle. Use non-toxic...

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Laudato Si' Guides

Laudato Si' Guides Care for Our Common Home Study Guide Laudato Si' Includes:• passages from the encyclical• witnesses from around the world and UK parishes• reflections• discussion questions• ideas for action• prayers Download Now On care for our common home Laudato Si' A dialogue guide for Laudato Si' Written by Janet Somerville & William F Ryan, SJ with Anne O'Brien gsic and Anne-Marie Jackson Download Now

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Loggin’ Out at Advent!

  • Clarissa Hoong & Andronicus Gonsalvers
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Loggin’ Out at Advent! On the 15th of December, a group of us – St. Joseph’s Church youths, went for a nature walk at Rimba Ilmu Botanical Garden in University Malaya. This trip was casually called Loggin’ Out where young people were invited to disconnect from social media in order to have a better connection with nature – our common home – and with each other. We gathered in St. Joseph’s Church at noon for registration and a simple lunch before departing to Rimba. We arrived there with excited faces, ready to take on the walk. Our tour guide, Benjamin Ong or better known as Ben, gave us...

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Special Needs Learning Centre graduates their first batch of students

  • Cheryl Kristine
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Special Needs Learning Centre graduates their first batch of students The Special Needs Learning Centre (SNLC), part of the work of the Archdiocesan Office For Human Development (AOHD), celebrated their first ever graduates, Rubenraj Senthirajah, Adrian Michael Arulappu, Soosairaj Francis Jacob, Kumarendran@ Kannan and Jonathan Lee Thien Shui. The students received their certificates from Anthony Soter Cardinal Fernandez. As April is an Awareness month for Autism, the school organised mass with the students and parents participating in the liturgy. Others came to help out too. Mass was celebrated...

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Lenten Campaign 2019 - Cartoon

  • Dr Melanie Yeoh
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Lenten Campaign 2019 - Cartoon This cartoon illustration drawn by Dr Melanie Yeoh help us and our children reflect on how our daily encounter with God through others and through our faith, can help us become integral ecologists, and to serve as responsible stewards of God’s wonderful work of art – Our Common Home! – Lenten Campaign 2019 Download a copy now!

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Global Fellowship Programme

SIGNIS launches its first Global Fellowship Programme in partnership with Jesuit University. A fellowship program in collaboration with Xavier University Bhubaneswar, India is open for registration. The three months (plus two months in local country) programme has ten scholarships to offer. It will be good if one candidate from our diocese could attend the programme.

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