The team at Rahamim are pleased to announce the release of a suite of new resources for Season of Creation!Read More
Last month 20 students and teachers from China visited Rahamim to partake in damper making and an eco-arts activity.Read More
Rahamim held a bell ringing ritual for Earth Overshoot Day on 29 July. We reflected on how our lives are impacting Earth and what we can do to move earth overshoot day back further.
Earth Overshoot Day marks the date when humanity’s demand for ecological resources (fish and forests, for instance) and services in a given year exceeds what Earth can regenerate in that year.
We keep growing this deficit by liquidating the Earth’s natural capital and accumulating waste, primarily carbon dioxide in the atmosphere.
Andrew Simms originally conceived the concept of Earth Overshoot Day while working at the UK think tank New Economics Foundation.
The month-long celebration of creation, from 1 September, is an ideal time to focus our efforts and prayers on what’s happening to our common home.Read More
During the month of September, Rahamim will join faith groups around the world in celebrating the Season of Creation. Resources for ritual and prayer as well as a suite of online courses are soon to be released.Read More
So I’ve done my bin audit. What’s next?Read More
Representatives of several Christian churches are urging communities to celebrate September as the “Season of Creation” in an effort to raise awareness about climate change and biodiversity. Now is the time for faith and community leaders to prepare for this upcoming season.Read More
Did you know, according to the Independent, there are 500 times more pieces of microplastic in the ocean than there are stars in our galaxy?Read More
Grounded in Truth: Walk Together with Courage is the 2019 theme of National Reconciliation Week. We are proud that the truth, no matter how distressing or disrupting, is being told with courage by Wiradyuri Elders at Rahamim.Read More
On Friday 3 May, the Rahamim team joined the Bathurst community to show support for the Stop Adani Convoy, including Bob Brown, as they passed through on their final leg to Canberra.Read More
I don’t feel old all the time, but approaching my 77th Easter, I have to admit that I am old.Read More
On 4 April, two Mercy schools in Melbourne held a day for student leaders of sustainability initiatives facilitated by Rahamim educators Sally Neaves and Juliet Talarico.Read More
On 9 April, visiting presenters Margie Abbott and Jen Callanan held a workshop at Rahamim entitled Ecological Conversion: Celebrating Prayer and Ritual in Schools.Read More
A three-part pilot program on the climate emergency and the response of Pope Francis is currently underway at Rahamim.Read More
Amidst the whir of the year, Lent is almost upon us and I look forward to being caught up short and almost forced to slow down.Read More
Patricia Powell rsm recently graduated from the course “Introduction to Animal Communication” with Jacqueline Buckingham at Rahamim.Read More
A farmer in the troubled Murray-Darling Basin has approached the Sisters of Mercy to hold a prayer ritual at the confluence of the Murray and Darling rivers in Wentworth, NSW.Read More
Sally from Rahamim has recently returned from an international gathering which brought together many like groups founded on the work of Thomas Berry in Greensboro, North Carolina, USA.Read More
Sr Patricia Powell RSM OAM recently represented Rahamim at the Independent Planning Commission public meeting in Mudgee NSW during its determination of the Bylong Coal Project.Read More
Some 19 girls and 5 staff from 6 Mercy schools in Sydney (known as the “Mercy 6”) ventured to Rahamim for an overnight retreat experience last week.Read More