The Catholic Community Takes to the Streets to Call for Climate Action in Paris

Posted on Nov 27, 2015 in News
The Catholic Community Takes to the Streets to Call for Climate Action in Paris

For Immediate Release: November 27, 2015  The Catholic community in Australia is mobilising ahead of the Paris Climate Summit to call for a strong global agreement from world leaders. This weekend, over a million people around the world will take to the streets for a Global Climate March. Cardinal Oscar Rodriguez will address the Climate March in Melbourne on Friday, and Catholics will march in capital cities and towns across Australia calling for an end to fossil fuels and a […]

COP 21 Climate Summit

Posted on Nov 25, 2015 in News
COP 21 Climate Summit

Everyone has been talking about the COP 21 climate negotiations, which will be taking place in Paris from November 30 – December 11. Here’s a brief overview of what it’s all about, why it’s so important, how the Church is responding and how you can get involved. What is happening? At the end of November, the governments of more than 190 nations will gather in Paris to try and reach a new global agreement on climate change. The gathering is called COP21 […]

At the heart of the ASSISI initiative

Posted on Mar 18, 2015 in ASSISI
At the heart of the ASSISI initiative

ASSISI (A Strategic, Systems-based, Integrated Sustainability Initiative) was developed by Catholic Earthcare to provide a framework for sustainable development and fulfilment of a transformative ecological vision for Catholic schools, parishes and church communities, agencies and congregations.  The overarching aim of the ASSISI initiative is to provide a foundation for and a pathway to best practice in achieving ecological sustainability in Catholic schools, parishes, church agencies and organisations across Australia. The definition of ecological education which has been put forward for Catholic schools is relevant and […]

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 CatholicEarthcare@caritas.org.au.

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.