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Rahamim Ecology Centre
Transcript of Rahamim Ecology Centre
"There is a divine manifestation in the blaze of the sun and the fall of night." LS 85
Rahamim takes root...
Rahamim collaborates with...
The near future for Rahamim
Jubilee Year of Mercy
Special programs for schools in 2016
Mercy International Reflection Process
Peoples Climate March
29 November - Train to Sydney for school, parish and community groups
Please be in touch
Education at Rahamim
The Sustainability Educator works to...
Deliver programs on-site & off-site
engaging schools, community groups, holiday programs, adult spirituality, etc
Developing online learning facilities (LMS and live-stream)
Curriculum for Integral Ecology in schools
Primary Pilot Program (Geography/Religious Education)
Secondary Pilot Program (Geography/Science/Religious Education)
Big History Project
Programs for Teachers/Staff - Integral Ecology in schools, Spirituality of Catherine McAuley/Mercy today
The Mercy and Justice Centre
became the new ministry for the Bathurst Sisters of Mercy: "Rahamim Ecological learning Community"
Exploring what it means to be in "Right Relationship" with the Earth Community (especially in times of ecological crisis)
is a biblical Hebrew word meaning "Mercy" and "Womb-Compassion"
Patricia Powell rsm and Pat Linnane rsm
Pope Francis calls us to examine the root causes of our crisis, to an all-pervasive "Integral Ecology" which re-frames our
spirituality, economic models,
“That compassion, which underpins our work with people, now also needs to be directed to the earth.”
Water-retaining swales and tanks
Organic, Permaculture Principles
Edible Garden Story
Solar & Wind
Bike Cinema Community Gardens
Winter Spirituality Series (e.g. Ignatian Thread)
Sowing Seeds Sabbatical
The soil is the great connector of our lives, the source and destination of all... Without proper care for it we can have no community, because without proper care for it we can have no life."
Bathurst Climate Change Action Network
Institute of Sisters of Mercy Australia & Papua New Guinea
Bathurst Wholefood Co-operative
Bathurst Refugee Support Group
Charles Sturt University
Catholic Education Office, Bathurst
Pacific Calling Partnership
Mercy International Association
Mercy Global Action
Sisters of St Joseph of the Sacred Heart
Catholic Leadership of Religious Institutes NSW
Josephite Justice Network
NSW Eco Mission
Global Catholic Climate Movement
Mission of Rahamim
Rahamim Ecology Centre contributes to the building of life-giving relationships within a resilient earth community.
Model a new way of
, heritage, tradition and learnings of the first peoples.
and opportunities promoting new understanding of the universe, science and theology.
Involve participants in projects enabling them to
sustainability and spirituality
in everyday life.
with others to
and address critical environmental issues.
Values of Rahamim
that embraces all
for all of creation
Justice and advocacy
in the Mercy tradition
"Mercy impels us to extravagant hospitality, compassion and justice in the Earth community being shattered by displacement."
ISMAPNG Chapter Statement 2011
The Spirit of Life dwells in every living creature and calls us to enter into relationship..." LS 85
"...water is an issue of primary importance, since it is indispensable for human life and for supporting terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems. LS Chapter 1, #28
Ecological Thinking + Urgent Earth Ethic = Our Response
Mercy Global Action at the UN
Since 1998, full time presence in NY
Addressing Human Trafficking & Eco Justice
Approach: 1. Compassion
2. Addressing Root causes "WHY?"
Water and Sanitation Critical (LS Chapter 1)
"Rahamim holds an integrity. A testament to living in balance. This demands change at every level - myself included."
Denise Boyle 27/10/15