Our first workshop a success!

Posted on Jul 9, 2019 in CAS3 2019 - Our Youth Summit, News

Our youth coordinator Clare Vernon gathers with 18 incredible young leaders and changemakers in Sydney, to design CAS3 – our inaugural Catholic Earthcare Sustainability and Climate Summit. Inspiration. It’s one of the perks of working with young people, and they continue to amazing (and perhaps age) me. They bring optimism and a bright light to the climate crisis – and despite the mountain of scientific evidence that we’re on track for a potentially disastrous future climate, they continue to persevere […]

Inspiring Laudato Si’ – Youth Eco-Summit 2019

Posted on May 30, 2019 in News

The Catholic Earthcare Australian team is excited to announce our inaugural Youth Eco-Summit 2019. We’re bringing together inspiring Year 11 leaders and change makers from across the Catholic education community in Greater Sydney, to see, judge and act on the environmental issues that matter to them. Finding inspiration in Laudato Si’ Pope Francis’ encyclical Laudato Si’ calls all humanity – as stewards of creation and protectors of Gods creation – to respond to the environmental, social and climate change crisis. […]

At the heart of the ASSISI initiative

Posted on Mar 18, 2015 in ASSISI
At the heart of the ASSISI initiative

ASSISI (A Strategic, Systems-based, Integrated Sustainability Initiative) was developed by Catholic Earthcare to provide a framework for sustainable development and fulfilment of a transformative ecological vision for Catholic schools, parishes and church communities, agencies and congregations.  The overarching aim of the ASSISI initiative is to provide a foundation for and a pathway to best practice in achieving ecological sustainability in Catholic schools, parishes, church agencies and organisations across Australia. The definition of ecological education which has been put forward for Catholic schools is relevant and […]

We’re heading to the ARRCC National Conference in Canberra – join us!

Posted on Aug 8, 2019 in News

We’re joining the multi-faith community – the Australian Religious Response to Climate Change – for their national conference in Canberra this November. With leaders from across the Catholic, Christian, Buddhist, Jewish and Muslim communities, just to name a few, we’ll be exploring how we – guiding by our spiritual connections and beliefs – can help care for our common home, and address the climate change emergency. You can download a brochure on the event here, or check out the event […]

Reflection on the Gospel-19th Sunday in Ordinary Time C

Posted on Aug 7, 2019 in News

The longer form of today’s gospel brings together a number of loosely connected sayings of Jesus about trust and vigilance. Jesus addresses his disciples affectionately as a “little flock”. He tells them that there is no need for fear. God, their “father”, has delighted in giving them “the kin-dom” and they are to be generous in their turn. They are to sell their material possessions and give “alms” or, in a more accurate translation of the Greek original, they are […]

Welcome to our August 2019 showcase: facts, science, news, and inspiration

Posted on Aug 5, 2019 in August 2019 Showcase Series
Welcome to our August 2019 showcase: facts, science, news, and inspiration

We’re always keen to share the factual and the scientific here at Catholic Earthcare Australia. Over August, we’ll be showcasing the latest scientific data on the climate emergency, those on the frontline and some of the good news stories happening locally and around the world. We’ll also be sharing inspiring excerpts from Laudato Si’. Science, good news or stories to share? Send us an email here.

Reflections library

Posted on Jul 31, 2019 in News

Reflection on the Gospel-18th Sunday in Ordinary Time C (Luke 12:13-21)

Posted on Jul 31, 2019 in News

Our tradition tells us that “the earth and all that is in it belongs to God” (Psalm 24). That does not stop people from arguing over possessions and even killing for them. It never has. The Iraq war should have been a lesson to the world. There were no weapons of mass destruction. There was much coveted oil and that seems to have been the covert justification for an unconscionable invasion that cost countless lives. There seems to be something […]

Newsletter June 2019

Posted on Jun 21, 2019 in News, Newsletter
Newsletter June 2019

We know that there are some great things happening to care for our common home right across Australia in the education, health sectors and individual parishes. We also know that there has been no way of bringing people together to share their journeys face to face and electronically in a methodical and systematic way so that we can build success upon success.

Final message from the 21st Caritas Internationalis General Assembly, Rome.

Posted on May 30, 2019 in News

Every four years, representatives from Caritas Internationalis – from 168 member organisations around the world – come together in solidarity to Rome. They come to pray, listen and understand the needs of people whilst looking to the Gospel and decide new paths to create transformative action. This year, the theme was ‘One human family. One common home’. In particular, the General Assembly will strive to eradicate poverty and create sustainable human development and community empowerment following the guideance of Laudato […]

Catholic Earthcare welcomes new team

Posted on May 30, 2019 in News

Catholic Earthcare Australia is pleased to introduce our new team to the Catholic and environmental community in Australia. Bernard Holland, director, Sue Martin, NSW program manager and Clare Vernon, youth eco-summit coordinator. Our team is excited to spread the message of Laudato Si’, and work with the wider community in helping to care for and heal our common home. We are faced not with two separate crises, one environmental and the other social, but rather with one complex crisis which […]