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 […]

Australian Catholic Youth Festival, Adelaide 2015

Posted on Jan 16, 2015 in Schools, Youth
Australian Catholic Youth Festival, Adelaide 2015

We would like to encourage our Youth Network to attend the Australian Catholic Youth Festival, which will be held in Adelaide from the 3rd – 5th of December 2015. The Festival is run by the Australian Catholic Bishops’ Conference to “Provide young people with an opportunity to deepen their relationship with Jesus, be empowered to be disciples in the world today and encounter and celebrate the vitality of the Church in Australia.” Young people from Year 9 up to those of 25 years of age […]

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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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