As world leaders meet to discuss the future of our common home at COP21 climate talks in Paris, you are invited to join the People’s Climate March and walk alongside millions of people in major cities around the world. Come along with your parish, family and friends for a colourful, vibrant, fun and united display of people power. Marches will be taking place across Australia from the 27th – 29th of November in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth, Canberra, Darwin and Hobart.
By marching together we will show that we want an end to fossil fuels and a planned transition to 100% renewable energy. We will march to call on our politicians support communities that are building a better, safer and fairer future for all. We will march because we must protect creation for the vulnerable and for future generations!
Stand with the Catholic community and show you care!
As part of the Global Catholic Climate Movement we are calling on Catholics around the world to “pray and mobilise as never before, to put into practice the Pope’s Laudato Si’ message”. Cardinal Turkson, President of the Pontifical Council Justice and Peace, said recently: “The message of Laudato Si’ needs to be integrated into the active commitment of citizens who organize to make the pope’s message resonate in the halls of power and who demand courageous action on the part of leaders and negotiators in favor of the poor and of the planet. On Nov. 29, this is what hundreds of thousands of men, women and children will do in the Global Climate March…”
To find a March near you and to register visit http://www.peoplesclimate.org.au/?recruiter_id=4022
To march alongside the Catholic community and people of faith, please meet at one of these locations:
- Brisbane, Saturday 28 November – Meet at the Cathedral of St Stephen on Elizabeth Street at 8.45am. Contact Peter Arndt firstname.lastname@example.org
- Sydney, Sunday 29 November – Meet at St Mary’s Cathedral Forecourt, St Mary’s Road at 12pm. Contact Simon Habel email@example.com
- Canberra, Sunday 29 November – Meet at Federation Mall (the lawns in front of Parliament House) at 12pm. Contact Gill King firstname.lastname@example.org
- Melbourne, Friday 27 November – Meet at Forecourt -Wesley Church 148 Lonsdale Street at 5pm. Contact Mark Clarke email@example.com
- Hobart, Sunday 29 November – Contact Tony Brennan firstname.lastname@example.org
- Adelaide, Sunday 29 November – Meet at Torrens Parade Ground at 11am. Contact Philippa Rowland email@example.com
- Perth, Sunday 29 November – Meet in Wellington Square at 1pm and look for the purple banner. Contact Nigel Hayward firstname.lastname@example.org
Please wear purple to the March as this colour will represent ‘many cultures, many faiths – one common home’. If you don’t have any purple clothes, why not visit a second hand clothes store and find something that has been pre-loved!
We encourage you all to promote the March using these resources.
- A3 Poster National.pdf
- A4 Poster National.pdf
- A5 National Promo.png (for use in parish bulletins, social media, email)
- Facebook Profile Picture.png
- Facebook Banner.png