Join the People’s Pilgrimage in Australia

Posted on Jun 1, 2015 in Networks, News, Pilgrimage
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Peoples-Pilgrimage-logo-text.x115We would like to share some exciting news – the People’s Pilgrimage is coming to Sydney on the 11th and 12th of June, 2015. We are proud to be supporting the Pilgrimage, in partnership with OurVoices, ARRCC and Greenpeace, and we invite you to join us as we lift our voices and call for a strong climate agreement at the Paris 2015 Climate Summit.

The People’s Pilgrimage is led by Yeb Sano, who is travelling around the world visiting places of climate risk, climate impact and climate resistance. However, Yeb is very clear that this is not just about him. This is everyone’s chance to be a climate pilgrim, and the People’s Pilgrimage offers faith communities around the world the opportunity to share their own climate action stories.

We invite you to join Yeb while he is here in Australia. We would like all faith communities to participate, to make sure Australia is a key part of the journey of thousands of climate pilgrims.

Please join us in Sydney for some (or all!) of these People’s Pilgrimage events:
June 11th
  • Visit the Blue Mountains with Catholic Earthcare Australia (all day) Yeb Sano and other pilgrims will travel to the Blue Mountains with faith leaders to be Welcomed to Country and visit recent bushfire affected sites
  • Public Meeting at Pitt St Uniting Church, 264 Pitt Street Sydney at 6pm 
June 12th
  • Walk across Sydney Harbour Bridge, departing from Kirribilli stairs at 10am
  • Media Opportunity with Yeb Sano in Hyde Park, directly opposite St Mary’s Cathedral in Sydney at 12pm
  • Prayer Vigil in the Royal Botanic Gardens, near Opera House entrance at 4pm 
  • Drinks and socialising with Yeb Sano, Lord Nelson Hotel in The Rocks at 6pm

If you are interested in joining any of these activities, please email us at or call us on (02) 8907 9503.

On the 13th of June, Yeb will travel to the Whitsundays to experience the natural wonder of the Great Barrier Reef and visit some of its most threatened areas. If you are interested in taking part in this section of the People’s Pilgrimage, please let us know.

We look forward to coming together for the People’s Pilgrimage in Australia!


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Important Announcement

Catholic Earthcare is the part of the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference which promotes ecological conversion to achieve a loving and sustainable relationship with the natural world. It uses environmental education, national and international links and advocacy to achieve this goal.

In May 2017, the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference decided to incorporate Catholic Earthcare Australia into its sister agency, Caritas Australia. This change was made to strengthen the capacity of Catholic Earthcare Australia, particularly in advocating and educating about the principles of Holy Father’s 2015 encyclical, Laudato Si, and to achieve synergies with Caritas Australia’s extensive education and advocacy work around Australia, including parishes, schools and the wider Catholic community on environmental issues such as climate change.

Caritas Australia is the Church’s international aid and development agency.  As part of the global Caritas confederation operating in 190 countries, it works alongside marginalised communities in many countries and with 11 First Australian agencies here in Australia.  Promoting the principles of Laudato Si is at the centre of the global confederation and of Caritas Australia.

This website is being refined to reflect the new administrative arrangements for Catholic Earthcare Australia. For all enquiries in relation to the work of Catholic Earthcare Australia or to request assistance, please call  1800 024 413 or email

Thank you for your ongoing support of Catholic Earthcare Australia and your commitment to combating climate change and protecting the environment and ecosystems from degradation and pollution.