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Caring for Creation

Tuesday, 02 February 2016 13:09

How green is your church?

planting hands 150Looking for some inspiration on how churches are responding to the call to care for creation? The Five Leaf Eco-Awards is an Australian ecumenical environmental change program specifically designed for churches.

LaudatoSi BlueMts150Catholic Earthcare Australia calls for participants to the 2016 Laudato Si’ Formation Programs taking place in Gerringong (NSW) in February and in Ulverstone (TAS) in March.

low-tide caritasIn a media release, Caritas Australia, the international aid and development agency of the Australian Catholic Church, has welcomed the agreement by 196 countries, finalised in Paris on 12 December, to avoid catastrophic global warming.

climate-change-geraldine 150Good Samaritan Sister Geraldine Kearney has been featured in an interview for the Global Sisters Report of the National Catholic Reporter (NCR), focusing on her advocacy on behalf of Australia's island neighbours that are at risk due to climate change.

erc logo 150The AUD$1billion that Prime Minister Turnbull announced Australia will contribute over the next five years is not a new commitment but drawn from the Government’s existing aid budget towards building climate resilience and reducing emissions, according to a media release from the Edmund Rice Centre (ERC).

Laudato Si cover150“The ethical, the practical and the eschatological”, these are the three key contributions the Catholic Church makes to the current environmental debate, said Monsignor Pietro Parolin at the opening session of COP21 in Paris. reports Ecojesuit.

helpinghands150Want to know what world religions say about climate change? Find all the statements in this one page from the Forum on Religion and Ecology at Yale.

Tuesday, 17 November 2015 09:43

Pray, study and act towards COP21

green-teamwork150The Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns has released a weekly series of prayer-study-action guides that can be used for reflection in the lead up to the UN Climate Summit in Paris on 30 November.