Rathfarnham Friends shine a light on climate justice

Rathfarnham Quaker Meeting invited members of the local community to join them in a candle-lit vigil to mark Earth Hour on 19th March.

Almost 20 people took part in the hour-long vigil, which included several contributions on the theme of the environment and the need for climate justice.

Gillian Armstrong, Member of Rathfarnham Meeting and the Religious Society of Friends representative on Eco-Congregation Ireland, pictured after the Earth Hour vigil with Aubrey Flegg of the Dublin Unitarian Church

It is the third year in a row Rathfarnham Meeting has marked Earth Hour in this way and they were pleased to be joined once again by a number of visitors from nearby churches.

Earth Hour is the world’s largest global day of environmental action, which sees millions of people throughout the globe switch off their lights for an hour at 8.30pm local time. Lights are switched off at landmark buildings throughout the globe, including this year at Áras an Uachtaráin.

The Meeting was pleased to host a special Shine a Light on Climate Justice candle for their event. The three-foot tall candle, which was commissioned late last year by Eco-Congregation Ireland (an ecumenical environmental project of the Irish Inter-Church Meeting), is travelling throughout Ireland visiting a different church or faith community each week.