Pope Francis urged us to take to the streets and we did!

Posted on Dec 1, 2015 in News
Pope Francis urged us to take to the streets and we did!

November 30, 2015: A message from Jacqui Rémond, National Director of Catholic Earthcare Australia Dear friends, Congratulations and THANK YOU for creating a great moment in 2015. This is what people power looks like! Over three days, hundreds of thousands of people across the country joined us for the biggest climate march Australia has ever seen. Thank you to everyone who walked in the People’s Climate March. We made a united and powerful statement to our leaders on the eve of […]

Moral imperative for cuts to pollution

Posted on May 27, 2015 in Networks, News
Moral imperative for cuts to pollution

Media release: 27 May, 2015 Prominent leaders from diverse religious traditions in Australia are joining calls for more ambitious post-2020 emissions reduction targets, ahead of separate debates on each side of the political divide. The heads of the Anglican and Uniting Churches and peak Hindu and Buddhist bodies, along with prominent leaders in the Catholic and Jewish communities, state there is a ‘moral imperative’ for considerably higher targets. In letters to all Labor and Coalition parliamentary members, they write, “We […]

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.

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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.