Category: News

CATHOLIC EARTHCARE AUSTRALIA SUPPORTS PROPOSED CLIMATE CHANGE BILL

Official Media Release14 January 2020 Catholic Earthcare Australia, an ecological agency established by the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference, gives ‘in principle’ support to a Private members Bill on a (Climate Change) National Framework for Adaptation and Action. Zali Steggall, the member for Warringah, is submitting a private members Bill to parliament to galvanise action around…
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His Holiness’ message for the 53rd World Day of Peace, 2020

His Holiness Pope Francis has released a global message of hope to global community. ‘Peace as a journey of hope: dialogue, reconciliation and ecological conversion’ calls on humanity to use peace as an agency of hope in a time of global political unrest and instability, whilst faced with impending climate and environmental catastrophe. You can…
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Theory to practice: positive ways to act, guided by faith 

By guest blogger Sian Pankhurst, December 3, 2019. If you’ve followed by blog posts for the last few weeks, you’re probably thinking: “well, now I know that these things are happening, what can I do about it?” . This is important to think about because although we can use force, have protests, undertake lobbying and…
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Reflection on the Gospel-Feast of the Holy Family Year A

(Matthew 2:13-15, 19-23) -Veronica Lawson RSM, 29 January 2019 Dreaming is an important part of life, both the dreaming we do at night and the “day dreaming” we engage in as we look to the future. In today’s gospel story, Joseph is a dreamer who listens to his dreams and hears the voice of God…
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The importance of faith-based organisations in environmental care

By Sian Pankhurst, 20 November 2019 When discussing environmentalism and environmental activists, most people would assume one of two stereotypes about the sorts of people who take part in these movements: Hippies or secular groups who are very left leaning. However, there is a large movement of faith-based organisations which partake within environmental movements, including…
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Why is sustainability important?

By Sian Pankhurst, 20 November 2019 If you are new to the environmental movement, then you may be hearing the word sustainability a lot and wondering: ‘what does it actually mean?’ You hear it everywhere in the movements and in articles and might be wondering, well why is it so important, or wondering why sustainability…
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Have yourself a (sustainable) Merry Christmas

By Sian Pankurst, 1 December 2019 Christmas is inching closer every year. Blink, it feels like it’s Easter; blink again, and then its Christmas. When we think of Christmas, the picture usually consists of a brightly coloured and lit Christmas tree full of presents, nativity scene on the cabinet, festive Church services, gift giving. And…
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Justice for all – exploring the linkages between environmental and social justice

When looking at social justice movements, how can we link environmental issues and environmental justice into it? Environmental issues and social justice issues are intertwined. These issues are caused by climate change-related incidents, and affect the environment which in turn, affects all people too. This link can be recognised in issues such as natural disasters,…
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On the road…

Sustainable stories from our travels and outreach across Australia.