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Activities 2018-2020

Posted by AOE on July 14, 2021 at 10:50 AM

Summary of Activities – 2018-20

  •  Six online compensatory sessions of the Certificate Course for Eco Ambassadors-2019 were held in July and August 2020
  • Collaborated in organising an Inter-faith Reflection & Tree Plantation Programme on ‘Eco-friendly Living & Caring for Creation’ as part of the Social Outreach Programme 2019-20 of St Andrew’s College, Bandra on 20th January 2020 at Uttan and on 20th December 2019 at Gorai
  • The Certificate Course for Eco Ambassadors-2019 (sessions held from July-November 2019 at the Don Bosco premises in Matunga) culminated with the valedictory function on 11th January 2020 at the St Pius X Seminary Hall in Goregaon
  • A Youth Nature Camp was conducted from 5-7 November 2019 at Nashik
  • A Workshop on ‘Plastic: Boon or Bane’ was organised in collaboration with the Commission for Ecology of the Western Region Bishops’ Council on 31st August 2019 at Sarvodaya, St Pius College Campus, Goregaon East, Mumbai
  • A two-day Training of Trainers on Laudato Si’ Handbook (A Trainers' Guide) - A South Asia Training Workshop for Catechists organised with the Office for Human Development - Federation of Asian Bishops’ Conferences and the Commission for Ecology - Conference of Catholic Bishops of India was held on 24-25 April 2019
  • One-day training programme on the themes ‘Caring for Creation’ and ‘Greening of the Archdiocese’ in the premises of the Church of Our Lady of the Sea in Uttan was held on 17th March 2019 in collaboration with Muktisagar Prabhodan Kendra and St Vincent De Paul Society – Dharavi Bet Area Council
  • Green Bal Melava’ for the six parishes of Dharavi Island was conducted on 14th February 2019 at Our Lady of Vailankanni Shrine, Bhate, Uttan in collaboration with Muktisagar Prabodhan Kendra, Uttan
  • A rural exposure programme in Nashik, facilitated by the Maharashtra Prabodhan Seva Mandal, was organised on 5-6 January 2019 as a follow-up of the September 2018 reflection
  • A half-day workshop – ‘Greening of the Archdiocese and Business’ in collaboration with the Christian Business Forum, Mumbai was organised on 1st December 2018 at Sarvodaya in the St Pius Campus at Goregaon
  • A two-day ‘Faith Reflection on Creation’, organised with the Office of Human Development – Federation of Asian Bishops’ Conferences was held for Parish Green Teams on 22-23 September 2018 at Sarvodaya in the St Pius Campus at Goregaon
  • Collaborated with the Diocesan Catechetical Centre to organise the ‘Green Bal Melava’ for catechism students of standards VII to X on 21st January, 2018 at St Pius X College, the Archdiocesan Seminary in Goregaon with the theme ‘Nurturing Faith through Nature’

 

 

Activities 2016-2017

Posted by AOE on July 14, 2021 at 10:45 AM

Summary of Activities – 2016-17

  •  Holy Half Hour Prayer Card prepared in August 2017 for the use of parishes in the Archdiocese of Bombay in response to the declaration of September 1 as the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation by Pope Francis
  • Organised two one-day Conferences on ‘Climate Change Impacts on Women’ on 29th and 30th April 2017 at St John the Baptist Church, Thane and Our Lady of Salvation Church, Dadar in collaboration with the diocesan Women’s Commission
  • Carbon Fast from Ash Wednesday, 1st March 2017 to Saturday, 8th April 8 - parishes of the Archdiocese of Bombay were allotted days to choose and implement any activity which would help in reducing climate change. Initiatives were undertaken by:
    • St Joseph Church, Vikhroli West
    • Health Promotion Trust, Bhayandar Deanery
    • St Ann’s and Divya Jyoti Community, Our Lady of Egypt Church, Kalina
    • St Peter's Parish, Bandra
    • St John the Baptist Church, Thane
  • Organised with the Institute for Community Organisation Research a ‘Green Competition for Schools’ in 2016; the best practices of the ten participating schools were recognised during the Award Ceremony at Don Bosco, Matunga on 28th January 2017
  • Seminar on ‘The Universe of Integral Eco-Education’ on 24th November 2016 at the Don Bosco campus in Matunga, Mumbai organised in collaboration with the Institute for Community Organisation Research, GreenLine, Justice and Peace Commission, and the Department of Inter-Religious Studies - St Xavier's College
  • Conducted a modified session on ‘What is Good Life?’ for the workers of Navjeet Community Centre in Bandra on 30th August 2016 with the diocesan Justice and Peace Commission
  • Developed suggestions for Eco-Easter which featured in its e-newsletter and the Easter issue of the Examiner. Further initiatives undertaken by parishes include:
    • Eco-friendly altar ornamentation by the St Ignatius (Jacob Circle) and St John the Baptist (Thane) churches
    • At Our Lady of Health (Sahar), only tiny amounts of holy water were distributed, the environmentally-conscious wore clothes that were used before and cut back on their partying; as the parish is small, walking to church is the preferred option and buying Easter eggs locally is the norm
  • Brainstorming session on ‘What is Good Life?’ in the context of sustainability held on 3rd February 2016 at Sarvodaya, St Pius X Complex, Goregaon

 

 

Activities 2014-2015

Posted by AOE on July 14, 2021 at 10:45 AM

Summary of Activities – 2014-15

  • Prepared 15 banners and charts on Laudato Si’ to be used as exhibits for explaining the message of Pope Francis during 2015
  • Green Audit of St Andrew's College, Bandra with the Institute for Community Organisation Research during 2015
  • Initiated in 2015 a video documentary on best practices in solid waste management in Mumbai with the Institute for Community Organisation Research
  • ‘National Conference on Initiatives to Combat Climate Change’ held on 28-29 December 2015 at St Pius College, Goregaon organised with Caritas India, the Office for Justice, Peace and Development – Catholic Bishops’ Conference of India, the Climate Change Desk - Federation of Asian Bishops’ Conferences, MISEREOR and the Institute for Community Organisation Research
  • Inter-religious symposium on Laudato Si’ at St Andrew’s College, Bandra on 18th October 2015
  • Awareness sessions conducted during 2015 on Laudato Si’ - Pope Francis' encyclical on the environment:
    • 29th November - programme organised by Bombay Catholic Sabha in St Theresa Church, Bandra
    • 25th October - programme organised by Bombay Catholic Sabha in St Anthony's School Hall, Vakola
    • 14th October - programme organised by Watchdog Foundation, Vile Parle (E)
    • 24th September for Sisters of Villa Thereza Convent, Cumbala Hill
    • 30th August - programme organised by Bombay Catholic Sabha in Kanjurmarg
    • 6th August for priests at Clergy Meeting
    • 2nd August for Mulund unit of Bombay Catholic Sabha
    • 25th July for parishioners of Thane Deanery
    • 12th July for the Archdiocesan Pastoral Council
    • 9th July for priests of Bandra deanery
    • 24th March at the Priest Council Meeting
  • Session conducted on ‘Importance of Climate Change’ during the HELP - Holistic Empowerment of Lay People - programme at St John the Baptist Church, Thane on 26th September 2015
  • ‘COP21 and Bishops’ Statement in Lima’ was presented to the Priests Council on 11th August 2015
  • Workshop on ‘Earth Democracy’ held with the Department of Interreligious Studies, St Xavier's College at St Pius College, Goregaon (E), Mumbai on 21st February 2015
  • Green Audit of Nirmala Niketan College of Social Science, Churchgate with the Institute for Community Organisation Research in 2014
  • Awareness sessions on Environment conducted for priests in Navi Mumbai, Andheri and Central Suburbs’ deaneries during 2014
  • One-day seminar on ‘Decentralised Waste Management in Mumbai - Challenges and Opportunities’ held at St Michael’s Church Auditorium, Mahim with the Institute for Community Organisation Research and Citizens' Group on Waste Management on 8th November 2014
  • Session on Environment (Issues, Protection and Management) conducted at Navjeet Community Health Centre, Bandra on 8th September 2014
  • Workshop on ‘Changing Environment and Science of Climate Change’ held on 18th August 2014 at St John the Baptist Church, Thane
  • Day-long workshop on ‘Understanding Climate Change and Our Response’ conducted on 20th July 2014 in collaboration with the Institute for Community Organisation Research at St Pius College, Goregaon

 


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