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 […]

Fertile Common Ground – TEDx talk by Judith Friedlander

Posted on Dec 7, 2016 in News
Fertile Common Ground – TEDx talk by Judith Friedlander

In her talk, Judy looks at the wealth of learnings, customs and traditions that exist already in our combined religious and cultural teachings. Our fascination with the new can distract us from the extraordinary value of the old. We need to reclaim this accumulated wisdom to bring about a fertile common ground, where people from all cultures and religions come together to the same table and the same garden to share and build a rich bank of educational resources for […]

Join the Laudato Si’ Animator Formation Program

Posted on Nov 24, 2016 in News
Join the Laudato Si’ Animator Formation Program

“An integral ecology includes taking time to recover a serene harmony with creation, reflecting on our lifestyle and our ideals, and contemplating the Creator who lives among us and surrounds us …” (Laudato Si’, Paragraph 225) You are warmly invited to join a Laudato Si’ Animator Formation Program in 2017. Our next program will be taking place at the Benedictine Monastery in New Norcia (Western Australia) from October 9th – 12th. Animator FLYER – WA Oct 2017 Are you wondering how to respond to Laudato […]

Message from His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew on Marrakesh Climate Talks

Posted on Nov 7, 2016 in News

Please click on the link below for a PDF of the Message from His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew on Marrakesh Climate Talks:   message-by-his-all-holiness-ecumenical-patriarch-bartholomew-to-the-unfccc-cop22-session-marrakech-morocco-november-7-18-2016

Invitation to the Blessing of the Animals and Season of Creation

Posted on Sep 29, 2016 in Inspiration, News, Parishes
Invitation to the Blessing of the Animals and Season of Creation

September 1st is the World Day of Prayer for Creation and begins an extended month-long Season of Creation which ends on the Feast Day of St. Francis of Assisi, the Patron Saint of Ecology, October 4th. St. Francis saw the importance of all creatures. He often laid his hands on them and blessed them and talked lovingly to them about God. This is why many Churches have animal blessings on or around the feast of St Francis. He simply saw animals as having great […]