Catholic Earthcare attends Paris Climate Summit

Posted on Feb 10, 2016 in Networks, News
Catholic Earthcare attends Paris Climate Summit

Philippa Rowland, Catholic Earthcare’s SA Regional Leader, had the opportunity to travel to France at the end of 2015 for the Paris Climate Summit. She shares her thoughts about this experience and what the Paris Agreement truly means for the future of our planet. We all prayed for the Paris Climate Talks to be a turning point, though it is clear the world is again at the beginning, not the end, of a vitally important journey. I was honoured to spend the full two weeks […]

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 […]

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 […]

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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.

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.