Australian religious leaders join global call for ambitious climate action

Posted on Apr 18, 2016 in Inspiration, Networks, News
Australian religious leaders join global call for ambitious climate action

People of all faiths urge governments to ratify Paris Climate Change Agreement Catholic Earthcare Australia is proud to have joined with the world’s religious leaders to call on governments to take urgent action on climate change. At a colourful multifaith ceremony, Ambassador Mogens Lykketoft, President of the UN General Assembly took delivery of the Interfaith Climate Change Statement to World Leaders signed by 270 high-level religious leaders, 4970 individuals and 176 religious groups from around the world. Australian signatories – including […]

Catholic Earthcare attends Paris Climate Summit

Posted on Feb 10, 2016 in Networks, News
Catholic Earthcare attends Paris Climate Summit

Philippa Rowland, Catholic Earthcare’s SA Regional Leader, had the opportunity to travel to France at the end of 2015 for the Paris Climate Summit. She shares her thoughts about this experience and what the Paris Agreement truly means for the future of our planet. We all prayed for the Paris Climate Talks to be a turning point, though it is clear the world is again at the beginning, not the end, of a vitally important journey. I was honoured to spend the full two weeks […]

Australian Catholic Youth Festival 2015

Posted on Dec 14, 2015 in Networks, News, Youth
Australian Catholic Youth Festival 2015

By Tess Corkish, Youth Engagement Officer at Catholic Earthcare Australia In early December, Katie McSweeney (Catholic Earthcare Australia’s Communications and Marketing Manager) and I were honoured to represent our agency at the 2015 Australian Catholic Youth Festival in Adelaide. Plagued with weather in the high 30s in the first few days of summer, it was the perfect time to be talking to young people about a safe climate future. Full of inspiring speakers and young people thirsty for a rich […]

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.