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Laudato Si’ Animator Program, Adelaide Hills, July 2015.

Catholic Earthcare Australia regularly offers the Laudato Si’ Animator Program. This immersive formation program orients participants to a holistic way of mobilising change in an organisation or community. It is aimed at those who are leading change within their organisation.

Participants in our residential Animator Program will deepen their understanding and experience of  ‘ecological conversion’ through creative engagement with contemporary social technologies and processes for transformation. By the end of the Program, participants will have an understanding and resources to form learning communities for sustainability in their own context.

Animator Resources

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Animator programs are held throughout the year, to find out more or register your interest please contact us at

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

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.