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 […]

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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.

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