The encyclical has been released

Laudato Si’ is an inspiration and a game-changer. It offers us in Australia a powerful moral and spiritual imperative for environmental and social action.

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People's Climate March

"A successful COP21 will require the organized efforts of citizens who apply the Pope’s message in the halls of power and demand that leaders act courageously on behalf of the poor and the planet. This is what, on 29 November, millions of men, women and children in the streets of Paris, London, Berlin, São Paulo and 3 000 other cities will be marching for." Cardinal Turkson

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Cathollic Climate Petition

Pope Francis said, “On climate change, there is a clear, definitive and ineluctable ethical imperative to act.” If you agree, sign our Catholic Climate Petition.

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The work of Catholic Earthcare

Answer the call of Laudato Si' - join our National Energy Efficiency Network and lighten your energy footprint.

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Catholic Earthcare Australia envisions an environment that is closer to the plan of the Creator

Introducing Catholic Earthcare Australia

Catholic Earthcare is the ecological agency for the Catholic Church in Australia. Our purpose is to enable a loving and sustainable relationship with the natural world through environmental education, research, national networks, advocacy and transformation. Through our work, including key initiatives such as ASSISI, the National Energy Efficiency Network and the Global Catholic Climate Movement, we promote the understanding that our environment is sacred and endangered and must be protected and sustained for present and future generations.

We invite all people of goodwill to journey with us in the most critical and urgent of tasks – of safeguarding the integrity of Creation, acting on climate change, protecting Earth’s fragile ecosystems and providing a voice for the victims of environmental degradation, injustice and pollution.

Catholic Earthcare in the community

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    People's Climate March

    Join us for the People's Climate March this November to demonstrate that we are a diverse, united and powerful global community who won’t stand for more inaction on climate change.

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    Connect, Care, Share: Our Common Home

    This short film explores the vital role gardens play in connecting communities and creating a common home, in the schoolyard and beyond.

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    Laudato Si' Youth Workshops

    Catholic Earthcare’s Youth Engagement Officer Terese Corkish is available to address youth groups and run workshops in schools about Pope Francis' new encyclical, Laudato si’.

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    Laudato Si’ – An urgent appeal for action

    To celebrate World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation we have released a short video called Laudato Si’ – An urgent appeal for action. We hope this video will act as a catalyst for reflection and action across Australia.

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    The Blessing of Mercy

    This wonderful new book from Sr Veronica Lawson, released for the Jubilee Year of Mercy, explores biblical perspective and ecological challenges.

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    The Francis Effect II

    We have partnered with Catholic Religious Australia and Catholic Mission to publish the first comprehensive response to Laudato si’ in Australia.