Tag: Catholic Earthcare Australia

Catholic Earthcare announces new Director

We are thrilled to announce that Bernard Holland will soon be joining Caritas Australia as the Director of Catholic Earthcare Australia. Bernard has a long history in education and has led Catholic schools as a Principal for over 22 years. He presented at the 2010 Earth Charter World Gathering, the 2011 World Environmental Education Congress,…
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Join a Laudato Si’ Animator Formation Program

  “An integral ecology includes taking time to recover a serene harmony with creation, reflecting on our lifestyle and our ideals, and contemplating the Creator who lives among us and surrounds us …” (Laudato Si’, Paragraph 225) Are you wondering how to respond to Laudato si’? What it would take to animate the call for…
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Bishop Michael Kennedy reflects on Laudato Si’

Bishop Michael Kennedy, our new Catholic Earthcare Chairperson and Bishop of the Diocese of Armidale, has a particular interest in the Pope’s message in Laudato Si’. Below, he reflects on some of the important themes in the Encyclical and the way in which it has been received here in Australia. Not everyone is happy about what Pope Francis has…
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Join the People’s Pilgrimage in Australia

We would like to share some exciting news – the People’s Pilgrimage is coming to Sydney on the 11th and 12th of June, 2015. We are proud to be supporting the Pilgrimage, in partnership with OurVoices, ARRCC and Greenpeace, and we invite you to join us as we lift our voices and call for a…
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The People’s Pilgrimage

Catholic Earthcare Australia is proud to be a supporting partner of the People’s Pilgrimage, and we would love you to be a part of it too. On Sunday the 17th of May, Yeb Sano embarked on a climate journey. Yeb is the former Filipino climate envoy and inspired the creation of the #FastfortheClimate movement. This…
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Anticipation mounts for the Pontiff’s encyclical on ecology

Our Catholic Earthcare team are eagerly anticipating Pope Francis’ ecological encyclical, and the opportunity it will bring to galvanise environmental action – both in the Catholic Church and beyond. The date when the encyclical will be released and its specific content is not yet known. However it is expected that it will be announced in June or…
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Australia joins global carbon fast calling for decisive climate action

Catholic Earthcare Media Release: February 17, 2015 Catholic Earthcare Australia, as part of the Global Catholic Climate Movement (GCCM), announced today that more than 45 countries will take part in a 40-day Lenten fast for climate justice. The fast will take place from Ash Wednesday (February 18) to March 28, with different countries leading the fast on different…
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Catholic Earthcare Youth Network launched

Catholic Earthcare is proud to announce that we are launching a new Youth Network in 2015. We are strong advocates for taking practical action to protect Creation. We believe that young people have the most to lose in this fight for the future of our planet, but also the most to gain from engaging with all sectors of the…
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Global Catholic Climate Movement launched

Catholic Earthcare Australia Media Release:  January 15, 2015 Today marks the launch of the Global Catholic Climate Movement (GCCM), an international coalition of Catholic organisations and leaders committed to a sustainable climate future. At the launch, the group released a statement underpinned by Catholic teachings and calling for prayer and action among the world’s Catholic…
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Light for Lima – the faithful join together to pray for action on climate change

Catholic Earthcare Australia Media Release: December 3, 2014 Last night Catholic Earthcare Australia joined faith communities in Sydney’s Royal Botanical Gardens to pray for action on climate change. The evening was inspired by the global faith network ourvoices.net, and was part of a series of global prayer vigils coinciding with UN climate talks in Lima, Peru…
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