Tag: Climate Change

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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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…
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Catholic organisations celebrate the Vatican Declaration on Climate Change and warn against attempts to undermine it

Global Catholic Climate Movement Media Release: 28 April, 2015 The Global Catholic Climate Movement (GCCM), which represents nearly 100 Catholic organisations working on climate justice (including founding member, Catholic Earthcare Australia), celebrated today’s “Protect the Earth, Dignify Humanity” summit  and declaration in the Vatican. The meeting, which had the goal of strengthening the global consensus…
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Join us this April for Care 4 Creation Month

The Holy Father’s Universal Prayer Intention for April 2015 is: “That people may learn to respect creation and care for it as a gift of God.” This April,  as part of the Global Catholic Climate Movement, we are celebrating Care 4 Creation Month. We would like to invite you to join Pope Francis’ universal prayer intention for…
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Attend or host an Earth Hour event on March 28th

This year we are delighted to partner with Earth Hour and call for immediate action on climate change! Our NEEN project supports community organisations across Australia to reduce their energy footprint … so we understand just how important it is to cut energy consumption and protect our planet. This March, we encourage all our members…
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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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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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Pope Francis and Bishops call for binding global climate agreement

As United Nations leaders gathered at the COP20 climate summit in Peru last week, Pope Francis and Catholic Bishops from around the world called for a global climate agreement and an end to the use of fossil fuels. “We can find adequate solutions only if we act together and unanimously”, Pope Francis said a written statement to Manuel…
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