Catholic Earthcare Youth Network launched

Posted on Jan 21, 2015 in Networks, Youth
Catholic Earthcare Youth Network launched

Catholic Earthcare is proud to announce that we are launching a new Youth Network in 2015. We are strong advocates for taking practical action to protect Creation. We believe that young people have the most to lose in this fight for the future of our planet, but also the most to gain from engaging with all sectors of the community around biodiversity, water security and climate change. Twenty-one year old Tess Corkish, the youngest member of the Catholic Earthcare team, will be coordinating the Network.  She says: […]

Australian Catholic Youth Festival, Adelaide 2015

Posted on Jan 16, 2015 in Schools, Youth
Australian Catholic Youth Festival, Adelaide 2015

We would like to encourage our Youth Network to attend the Australian Catholic Youth Festival, which will be held in Adelaide from the 3rd – 5th of December 2015. The Festival is run by the Australian Catholic Bishops’ Conference to “Provide young people with an opportunity to deepen their relationship with Jesus, be empowered to be disciples in the world today and encounter and celebrate the vitality of the Church in Australia.” Young people from Year 9 up to those of 25 years of age […]

Global Catholic Climate Movement launched

Posted on Jan 15, 2015 in Networks, News
Global Catholic Climate Movement launched

Catholic Earthcare Australia Media Release:  January 15, 2015 Today marks the launch of the Global Catholic Climate Movement (GCCM), an international coalition of Catholic organisations and leaders committed to a sustainable climate future. At the launch, the group released a statement underpinned by Catholic teachings and calling for prayer and action among the world’s Catholic population to work together on climate issues. Cardinal Tagle, Archbishop of Manila, will present the statement to Pope Francis during his trip in the Philippines […]

Light for Lima – the faithful join together to pray for action on climate change

Posted on Jan 15, 2015 in News
Light for Lima – the faithful join together to pray for action on climate change

Catholic Earthcare Australia Media Release: December 3, 2014 Last night Catholic Earthcare Australia joined faith communities in Sydney’s Royal Botanical Gardens to pray for action on climate change. The evening was inspired by the global faith network ourvoices.net, and was part of a series of global prayer vigils coinciding with UN climate talks in Lima, Peru from December 1 – 12. In this solar lantern-lit vigil, diverse communities came together to pray for successful climate negations in Lima. The gathering also […]

Pope Francis and Bishops call for binding global climate agreement

Posted on Dec 15, 2014 in Inspiration
Pope Francis and Bishops call for binding global climate agreement

As United Nations leaders gathered at the COP20 climate summit in Peru last week, Pope Francis and Catholic Bishops from around the world called for a global climate agreement and an end to the use of fossil fuels. “We can find adequate solutions only if we act together and unanimously”, Pope Francis said a written statement to Manuel Pulgar-Vidal, Peru’s minister of the environment and host president of the climate summit. He encouraged the leaders to make the right decisions quickly, as they “affect all […]

Religions for The Earth Conference 2014

Posted on Oct 29, 2014 in Inspiration
Religions for The Earth Conference  2014

In September 2014, Catholic Earthcare Director Jacqui Rémond had the opportunity to attend the Religions for The Earth Conference and the Peoples’ Climate March in New York. She is pictured right (centre) at the Climate March with Karenna Gore and Jackie Huggins. She found the Conference and the March profoundly moving, but also uplifting and inspirational. Jacqui shares a few thoughts about her experience below:   “It was an honour to join 200 Faith Leaders from around the globe including Indigenous Leaders from across multiple […]

Sustainable Humanity, Sustainable Nature, Our Responsibility

Posted on Aug 27, 2014 in Inspiration
Sustainable Humanity, Sustainable Nature, Our Responsibility

The Sustainable Humanity, Sustainable Nature, Our Responsibility conference was held in Rome in May, 2014. This joint venture of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences and the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences, brought together international academics and experts to address how sustainability issues related to both people and the planet. The conference statement reminded us that:  “A human ecology that is healthy in terms of ethical virtues contributes to the achievement of sustainable nature and a balanced environment. Today we need a relationship of mutual […]

Creation and Reconciliation Pilgrimage to the Flinders

Posted on Aug 27, 2014 in ASSISI, News, Pilgrimage
Creation and Reconciliation Pilgrimage to the Flinders

In early October 2014, Catholic Earthcare led a group of pilgrims on a week-long Creation and Reconciliation pilgrimage in the heart of the Flinders Ranges, South Australia. The pilgrimage offered a unique opportunity to spend time on country, learn about the essential link between creation and reconciliation and deepen our own connection to to God, reconciliation and healing. The group of pilgrams came from all across Australia, with two travelling from as far away as France and Switzerland. The knowledge and passion […]