Tess Corkish represents Catholic Earthcare Australia in Rome

Posted on Jul 28, 2015 in News, Youth
Tess Corkish represents Catholic Earthcare Australia in Rome

In late June, Tess Corkish (our Youth Engagement Officer), represented Catholic Earthcare at the Emerging Leaders Multifaith Climate Convergence and the One Earth, One Human Family Climate March in Rome. Below, she reflects on this once-in-a lifetime experience. As I’ve tried to wrap my head around the incredible experience that I was blessed to attend the GreenFaith and OurVoices Emerging Leaders Multifaith Climate Convergence, I’ve been speaking to my new friends as we’ve all been asked to write pieces documenting […]

Tess Corkish to attend Emerging Leaders Multi-Faith Climate Convergence in Rome

Posted on Jun 17, 2015 in Youth
Tess Corkish to attend Emerging Leaders Multi-Faith Climate Convergence in Rome

Tess Corkish, Catholic Earthcare’s Youth Engagement Officer, talks jet setting and international networking at the Emerging Leaders Multi-Faith Climate Convergence in Rome. In the early hours of Friday the 26th of June I’m setting off for Rome for the first ever Emerging Leaders Multi-Faith Climate Convergence. This is an amazing chance to meet other 21-40 year olds from around the globe who are doing great things for the climate in their faith groups. I’ve been to Rome twice before, and even to the Vatican, but nothing will be able […]

What Would Jesus Do?

Posted on May 27, 2015 in News, Youth
What Would Jesus Do?

This article was written by Catholic Earthcare staff member and youth engagement officer Tess Corkish.  She explores why she thinks Jesus would be an environmental activist and how her activism is the embodiment of her faith. It was first published in The Good Oil, the e-magazine of the Good Samaritan Sister.  I decided to become a vegetarian in a rickety old ute, on a bumpy road on a small island of Vanuatu called Tanna. (You may recognise the island of […]

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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.

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