No Fracking Sacrifice Zones in Central Australia by Social Justice Awareness Group in Central Australia

Posted on Aug 24, 2016 in Inspiration, Networks, News, Parishes
No Fracking Sacrifice Zones in Central Australia by Social Justice Awareness Group in Central Australia

  A Statement by Social Justice Awareness Group in Central Australia Our water, land and air in Aboriginal communities and pastoral stations are not sacrifice zones for the short term benefit of NT politicians and mining company shareholders. The risks and realities of fracking are real and need answers. Will Aboriginal communities and pastoral stations be simply abandoned if the water or soil is polluted? Who will pay for the increased air conditioning costs, extreme weather events and climate change […]

WYD2016 Laudato Si’ Eco-Village – Mercy, Ecology & Hope

Posted on Jul 14, 2016 in Inspiration, Networks, News, Schools, Youth
WYD2016 Laudato Si’ Eco-Village – Mercy, Ecology & Hope

We are excited to share that Catholic Earthcare Australia will be at World Youth Day 2016. Catholic Earthcare’s Chairperson, Bishop Michael Kennedy and our Youth Engagement Officer, Terese Corkish, will be joining #AussiePilgrims and youth leaders from around the world at the 2016 World Youth Day celebrations. Terese will be leading workshops at the Laudato Si’ Eco Village, adding her voice to the dialogue about mercy, ecology, justice and hope. Follow Terese’s Krakow journey and World Youth Day experiences on our Facebook and Twitter feeds. There are many inspirational […]

Meditation and the Environment

Posted on May 10, 2016 in Networks, News
Meditation and the Environment

Ecology, Economy and Meditation – Healing ourselves, healing the earth. Catholic Earthcare Australia was a proud partner of the Meditatio Seminar on Meditation and the Environment, an international conference held over the Earth Day weekend in April. Hosted by the Australian Christian Meditation Community, the conference illustrated the powerful role of meditation in fostering a contemplative consciousness for the whole community of our planet.    The diverse range of keynote speakers from multidisciplinary backgrounds including sociology, spirituality, ecology, environmental justice, media, environmental scientists, theologians and […]

Important Announcement

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.

This website is being refined to reflect the new administrative arrangements for Catholic Earthcare Australia. For all enquiries in relation to the work of Catholic Earthcare Australia or to request assistance, please call  1800 024 413 or email CatholicEarthcare@caritas.org.au.

Thank you for your ongoing support of Catholic Earthcare Australia and your commitment to combating climate change and protecting the environment and ecosystems from degradation and pollution.