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 […]

Faith in a Basin Future – A Dialogue Evening Exploring Integral Ecology in the Murray-Darling Basin – May 1st

Posted on Apr 6, 2017 in News

The communities of the southern Murray-Darling Basin are experiencing social, economic and environmental challenges from land and water management reforms, changing terms of trade, changing population dynamics and climate change. Faith in a Basin Future, an ecumenical project, seeks to work with and through local churches and partners to develop strategies for positive, vital and resilient futures. “The environment is part of a logic of receptivity. It is on loan to each generation, which must then hand it on to […]

Catholic Earthcare Australia and Community Energy

Posted on Mar 14, 2017 in News

  The 2017 Community Energy Congress was held in the Melbourne Town Hall and was attended by some 600 participants including Simon Habel and Philippa Rowland from Catholic Earthcare Australia. It was organised by the Coalition for Community Energy, and is the premier event on Australia’s community energy calendar.  The Congress brought together around 600 people to strengthen this budding sector, share information, develop skills, foster new networks, celebrate success and plan for action. The Congress included presentations by the Danish […]

Community Climate Petition

Posted on Mar 6, 2017 in News
Community Climate Petition

The world’s poorest and most vulnerable communities – particularly in our region – are suffering the harmful impacts of climate change. Yet Australia – one of the wealthiest nations – is not doing anywhere near enough to reduce our emissions. We are delaying the urgent action needed to shift our energy and transport systems to 100% renewable sources. We are not providing enough support to help our vulnerable neighbours prepare for and adapt to increasingly severe climate change impacts. It’s […]

Mercy to Earth Weekend – April 22nd & 23rd, 2017

Posted on Jan 31, 2017 in Inspiration, News, Parishes
Mercy to Earth Weekend – April 22nd & 23rd, 2017

  Mercy to Earth Weekend 2017 Both the celebration of Mercy Sunday and Earth Day are the on same weekend in 2017, and to celebrate, the #Mercy2Earth Weekend is a global campaign to encourage Catholics to reflect on Pope Francis’ important “Mercy to Earth” message and put it into action. This weekend in partnership with the Global Catholic Climate Movement and has a number of special resources for you to celebrate #Mercy2Earth Weekend, both online from your home and in […]

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

Posted on Dec 14, 2016 in News
Laudato Si’ and Catholic Investing: Clean Energy for our Common Home Conference

STOP PRESS! 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 […]

Pope Francis’ Message for the 50th World Day of Peace 2017

Posted on Dec 13, 2016 in News
Pope Francis’ Message for the 50th World Day of Peace 2017

    “This is the fiftieth Message for the World Day of Peace. In the first, Blessed Pope Paul VI addressed all peoples, not simply Catholics, with utter clarity. “Peace is the only true direction of human progress – and not the tensions caused by ambitious nationalisms, nor conquests by violence, nor repressions which serve as mainstay for a false civil order”. He warned of “the danger of believing that international controversies cannot be resolved by the ways of reason, […]

ASSETS PLEDGED TO FOSSIL FUEL DIVESTMENT SURPASS A$7 TRILLION

Posted on Dec 12, 2016 in News
ASSETS PLEDGED TO FOSSIL FUEL DIVESTMENT SURPASS A$7 TRILLION

  A new report by Arabella Advisors shows that the scope of global fossil fuel divestment has doubled over the past 15 months, with institutions and individuals controlling US$5.197 trillion in assets pledging to divest. The announcement comes on the first anniversary of the Paris Agreement on climate change. The report also points out that Faith based organisations and philanthropic foundations each making up almost a quarter of all divestment commitments. “One year after the adoption of the historic Paris […]

Generation Yes Launched

Posted on Dec 12, 2016 in Inspiration, Networks, News
Generation Yes Launched

  Imagine a world that manages to escape the worst of climate change. Generation Yes wants to develop a thriving Australia that has played its part in changing climate change all without taking a hit to the economy which provides us the quality of life we are fortunate enough to enjoy. Generation Yes is a project of ClimateWorks Australia who act as a bridge between research and action to enable innovative new approaches and solutions to climate change. Catholic Earthcare […]

COP22 Interfaith Climate Change Statement to World Leaders

Posted on Dec 12, 2016 in Inspiration, Networks, News
COP22 Interfaith Climate Change Statement to World Leaders

  COP22 INTERFAITH STATEMENT ON CLIMATE CHANGE 10th November 2016 The COP22 Interfaith Climate Statement was signed by 303 eminent faith leaders from 58 countries from Buddhist, Christian, Hindu, Jains, Quakers, Muslim, Sikh, Unitarian Universalists, as well as Indigenous and Spritual leaders. Some eminent faith leaders who have signed are His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Ven. Bhikkhuni Thich Nu Chan Khong of Plum Village International Community of Engaged Buddhists, Rev Dr. Olav Fykse Tveit, General Secretary of World […]

The Nature of Things – Rediscovering the Spiritual in God’s Creation

Posted on Dec 7, 2016 in News
The Nature of Things – Rediscovering the Spiritual in God’s Creation

  The Nature of Things REDISCOVERING THE SPIRITUAL IN GOD’S CREATION Edited by Graham Buxton & Norman Habel Foreword by David Rhoads In 2015 a conference on “Rediscovering the Spiritual in God’s Creation” was held at the Serafino winery complex in the McLaren Vale region of South Australia. The aim of the conference was not to seek consensus but to survey the landscape with a view to intentional responsible action in caring for God’s creation. Delegates were challenged to recognize […]