Light the Way Vigil – Sydney

Posted on Sep 13, 2015 in Networks, News
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Light The Way - Sydney

Join us in Sydney on the 24th of September, as we come together with thousands across the globe to Light the Way to a better future!

The evening before global goals for sustainable development are adopted and Pope Francis addresses the United Nations General Assembly in New York, we will stand united under one sky. From Australia to India, South Africa to Brazil, thousands of us will #LighttheWay through every continent and call for urgent action to tackle poverty, inequality and climate change.

As the sun sets over cities around the globe, and as darkness sets in, our lights will shine brightly. In Sydney, we will come together in an informal park setting offer a prayer for our earth, listen to a number of speakers, including Jacqui Remond from Catholic Earthcare Australia and dialogue about what we can do at an individual and community level to address climate change. We will finish the evening by creating a beautiful message for our world leaders in New York using solar powered lights.

Events around the globe will follow ours, finishing in New York, where thousands of people will take to the streets outside the UN. The evening will culminate in a spectacular light show, showcasing the messages and actions from global events, including ours here in Sydney.

Where: Bradfield Park, Milsons Point

When: September 24, 5.30 – 7pm

For more information and to register please visit our Eventbrite page.

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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 CatholicEarthcare@caritas.org.au.

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.