Sound of Many Waters - Flowing Onwards

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29 September 2008

Clifton Cathedral’s year long series of environmental events ‘Sound of Many Waters’ is drawing to a close.

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A Bridge Can Only Unite if it is Crossed

  • Rabbi Natan Levy, Bishop Declan Lang and Farooq Siddique
22 July 2008

The Clifton Diocese Interfaith Officer Father Robert King reports on Sunday's (20 July) unique walk – where three local faith leaders came together to focus on the environment.

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Morning Chorus

  • Morning Chorus
06 April 2008

People flocked to Bishop Declan’s garden at the break of dawn today. He extended an open invitation to a special event which is part of Clifton Cathedral’s year-long series of environmental events - Sound of Many Waters. The Bishop hosted a dawn chorus - in his back garden as part of series of activities throughout the day.

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BBC Live at Our Dawn Chorus

  • Trevor Fry
31 March 08

A BBC breakfast show will be broadcast live from Bishop Declan’s back garden this Sunday (6 April). The programme is based around a special dawn chorus which is part of Clifton Cathedral’s Sound of Many Waters - a year of environmental events.

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Dawn Chorus Details Announced

  • Song Thrush, photographed by Chris Sperring
25 March 08

The Bishop of Clifton, Right Reverend Declan Lang, is inviting people to a special event on Sunday 6th April.  As part of Clifton Cathedral’s year-long series of environmental events - Sound of Many Waters - the Bishop is hosting a dawn chorus - in his back garden.  

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First Catholic Eco-Schools Newsletter

  • Sound of Many Waters
04 March 08

A new Catholic Eco-Schools newsletter has been created. It’s part Sound of Many Waters - the Clifton Cathedral-based initiative to explore and celebrate our need to care for the environment.  

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Vigil of Reconciliation & Reflection for Creation

  • Chris Boles
07 Feb 08

As part of its year-long series of environmental events - Sound of Many Waters - Clifton Cathedral hosts a unique vigil on Friday 15th February.  The event runs from 7.00 pm to 10.00 pm and people can drop-in for as little or as long as they. 

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Startling Starlings

  • Startling Starlings
29 Jan 08

A hardy group of around 40 people of all ages, set off from Clifton Cathedral for the Somerset Levels. They were off to watch the wonder of the winter starling roost.

Cathedral parishioner and inspiration behind Sound of Many Waters, Mary Colwell, picks up the story.

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Environmental Sports Hall Leads the Way

  • Environmental Sports Hall
22 Jan 08

St Brendan’s Sixth Catholic Form College in Brislington, Bristol held a topping out ceremony to celebrate their new state of the art sports hall being a step nearer completion.

The building is due to be finished in May 2008 and building contractors Leadbitter have just completed the erection of the steel framework. To celebrate the college held a traditional topping out ceremony with a number of invited guests.

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St Brendan’s Committed to Going Green

  • Going Green
20 Jan 08

Since becoming a founder supporter of Sound of Many Waters, St Brendan’s Catholic Sixth Form College in Brislington, Bristol has been actively looking to encourage a greener lifestyle.

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Heaven & Earth

  • Bishop Chris Toohey, Mary Colwell, Cardinal Keith O'Brien
23 Oct 07

For three weeks I had the privilege of sharing a stage and giving talks around Scotland and England with Bishop Chris Toohey from Australia.  Bishop Chris is Chair of Catholic Earthcare Australia, a part of their Bishops’ Conference that specifically deals with environmental issues and awareness; there is no other Catholic environmental organisation like it in the world and it is a beacon of hope to the rest of the Catholic world.

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Catholic College Leads the Way

  • St Brendan’s Catholic Sixth Form College
12 Oct 07

St Brendan’s Catholic Sixth Form College in Bristol launched a momentous environmental audit that will hopefully see a number of schools in and around the city actively pursuing a greener lifestyle. The audit aims to promote environmental awareness regarding building design, purchasing decisions and curriculum.

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Sound of Many Waters Supported by Earthrace Visit

  • Earthrace powerboat
08 Oct 07

The amazing looking revolutionary biodiesel powerboat Earthrace has arrived in Bristol Docks early this morning (October 8) to support Sound of Many Waters - Clifton Cathedral’s year-long exploration of our need to care for the environment. Three Bristol Catholic primary schools enjoyed an exclusive visit to the batmobile-type boat.

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Revolutionary Biodiesel Powerboat Supports Sound of Many Waters

  • Earthrace powerboat
03 Oct 07

The amazing looking (it’s been described as a cross between a spaceship and a spider), revolutionary biodiesel powerboat Earthrace comes to Bristol Docks on Monday, October 8 to support Sound of Many Waters - Clifton Cathedral’s year-long exploration of our need to care for the environment.

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Not Just Hot Air!

  • Sound of Many Waters
02 Oct 07

St Brendan’s Catholic College to Launch Year Long Environmental Campaign for Schools in the Southwest. Other UK Schools are challenged to join in.

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Sound of Many Waters Launched

  • Sound of Many Waters
29 Sept 07

The year-long exploration of our need to care for our environment – Sound of Many Waters – was launched this evening (29 September) in Clifton Cathedral, Bristol. The Bishop of Clifton, Right Reverend Declan Lang, the Bishop for Environmental Justice in England and Wales, celebrated a special Mass. Australian Bishop Chris Toohey of Wilcannia-Forbes who is Chairman of the Australian Bishops’ Commission for Justice and Service, which includes the groundbreaking Catholic Earthcare Australia gave the homily.

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Bishop Sees Many Waters on Special Boat Tour

  • Special Boat Trip Tour
28 Sept 07

World leader in faith and ecology, Australian Bishop Chris Toohey - in Bristol to help launch Sound of Many Waters on Saturday 29 September in Clifton Cathedral was welcomed to Bristol with a boat tour of the iconic City Docks. He also sailed under Brunel’s Clifton Suspension Bridge on s/v Tangaroa to explore rare plants and animals making up the unique biodiversity of the stunning Avon Gorge.

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Columban Message to Sound of Many Waters

  • Sound of Many Waters
27 Sept 07

Columban Justice, Peace and Integrity Coordinators from 14 countries - meeting this week in the Philippines to examine the issue of climate change - offer our solidarity with the Sound of Many Waters Event being launched this weekend (29 September) in the Clifton Diocese.

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Environmental Protection is a Moral Imperative

  • Monsignor Pietro Parolin
26 Sept 07

The Vatican Information Service reports the text of a speech delivered by Monsignor Pietro Parolin, under-secretary for Relations with States, before the 62nd session of the UN General Assembly which is meeting to deliberate on the theme of "the future is in our hands: addressing the leadership challenge of climate change” has been made public.

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Benedict XVI's Concern for Creation

  • Pope Benedict
25 Sept 07

Zenit news agency reports Pope Benedict XVI is concerned about the future of the planet, according to the Vatican spokesman.

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Climate change a moral obligation: Benedict

  • Pope Benedict
24 Sept 07

Australian Catholic website CathNews reports Pope Benedict is expected to tell the United Nations that action on climate change is a moral obligation.

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US Catholics Send Support

  • Bishop-Thomas-Wenski
24 Sept 07

Bishop Thomas Wenski Chairman of the Committee on International Policy of the United States Catholic Bishops’ Conference has recorded a special filmed message supporting the innovative Sound of Many Waters. We bring you an extract of Bishop Wenski’s words. His video message will form part of a special Sound of Many Waters film that is currently in production.

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Support Continues

  • Sound of Many Waters
22 Sept 07

Sound of Many Waters continues receive support from a many individuals and groups. Here are a further selection.

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Bishop Toohey Meets the Chief Rabbi

  • Chris Toohey and Sir Jonathan Sacks
19 Sept 07

As part of his UK tour in support of Sound of Many Waters Bishop Chris Toohey has met with the Chief Rabbi Sir Jonathan Sacks in London.

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Bishops Urge Care for the Earth at Parliament

  • Chris Toohey and Claire Short
18 Sept 07

Bishop Chris Toohey who is touring the UK in support of Sound of Many Waters joined two bishops from the Philippines at Westminster’s Houses of Parliament yesterday (17 Sept). They explained their environmental work and to urged greater care for the natural world. Clare Short, former British Minister for International Development, chaired the meeting.

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Pope Pleads for Protection of Creation

  • Pope Benedict XVI
18 Sept 07

Zenit news agency reports Pope Benedict XVI again reiterated his plea that an alliance be re-created between humanity and the environment, urging that cooperation intensity in the promotion of the common good.

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Bishop Toohey’s Vatican Visit

  • Bishop Toohey
17 Sept 07

The Vatican hosted a seminar on climate change earlier this year. Bishop Chris Toohey, who comes to Clifton Cathedral on Saturday, September 29 to help launch Sound of Many Waters, was one of the key speakers.

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Scottish Start to Sound of Many Waters

  • Bishop Toohey, Mary Colwell and Cardinal O'Brien
14 Sept 07

The build-up to the Sound of Many Waters launch is underway. Bishop Chris Toohey arrived in Scotland earlier this week and together with Mary Colwell has given presentations in Glasgow and Edinburgh.

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Journey to Sound of Many Waters – Podcast Now Available

  • Trevor Fry
14 Sept 07

The story of Sound of Many Waters – the Catholic Church’s year-long exploration of our need to care for our environment – has been made into a podcast and is available now.

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Cardinal Supports Sound of Many Waters

  • Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor
12 Sept 07

The Archbishop of Westminster, Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor has sent a special message of support as the launch of Sound of Many Waters draws closer.

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More Messages

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12 Sept 07

Sound of Many Waters continues receive support from a many individuals and groups. Here are a further selection.

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Catholic Environment Leader's Visit

  • Bishop Chris Toohey
11 Sept 07

Bishop Chris Toohey - a world leader in Catholic awareness and action on the environment - is visiting the UK this September. His visit culminates in the launch of ‘Sound of Many Waters’ at Clifton Cathedral in Bristol on Saturday 29 September.

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Lord Mayor’s Warm Words

  • Royston Griffey
10 Sept 07

Support is increasing for Sound of Many Waters. The Lord Mayor of Bristol has sent a special message.

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Pope Highlights the Need to Protect the Environment

  • Pope Benedict XVI
05 Sept 07

The Vatican Information Service reports at the end of today's general audience, Benedict XVI turned his attention to an international symposium on the defense of the Arctic, which begins tomorrow on the west coast of Greenland under the presidency of the Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I of Constantinople. The theme of the meeting is "The Arctic: Mirror of Life."

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CAFOD Volunteers Promote Sound of Many Waters at Greenbelt

  • CAFOD
02 Sept 07

Over 22,000 people including many Catholics took part in Greenbelt 2007 at Cheltenham racecourse.  Many festival-goers heard about Sound of Many Waters as CAFOD volunteers spread the word about Clifton Cathedral’s year-long series of events. 

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Sound of Many Waters Well Supported

  • Mike Hill
01 Sept 07

Sound of Many Waters has received backing and support from a diverse range of individuals and groups.

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Introducing Bishop Chris Toohey

  • Bishop Chris Toohey
25 Aug 07

Bishop Chris Toohey is a world leader in Catholic awareness and action on the environment.  He comes to the UK this September and his visit culminates in launch of Sound of Many Waters.  Here we learn a little more about him.

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Sound of Many Waters - Catholics & Ecology

  • Glacier
13 Aug 07

Join us in a wonderful year-long exploration of our need to care for our environment.  The celebrations at Clifton Cathedral in Bristol draw on Catholic teachings, insights and networks – and are open to everyone.  Together we can help restore the world, and fill it with the sound of many waters, flowing together.

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