Laudato Si’ and Catholic Investing: Clean Energy for our Common Home Conference

Posted on Dec 14, 2016 in News
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Watch the conference live on the Global Catholic Climate Movement’s FaceBook site right here. Starts at 7pm Friday, January 27th (Sydney time).

 

“There is an urgent need to develop policies so that, in the next few years, the emission of carbon dioxide and other highly polluting gases can be drastically reduced, for example, substituting for fossil fuels and developing sources of renewable energy.” Pope Francis in Laudato Si 26

Laudato Si’ and Catholic Investing: Clean Energy for our Common Home conference, being convened by CAFOD, CIDSE, FOCSIV, the Global Catholic Climate Movement, Trócaire and the JPIC commission of USG/UISG, will take place at the Pontifical Lateran University on January 27, 2017 from 9:00am-5:00pm. You can learn more about the conference at the website: Laudato-Si-Investing.com

National Catholic Earthcare Australia’s Director, Jacqui Remond will be attending.

 

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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.