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Newsletter June 2019

We know that there are some great things happening to care for our common home right across Australia in the education, health sectors and individual parishes. We also know that there has been no way of bringing people together to share their journeys face to face and electronically in a methodical and systematic way so…
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Inspiring Laudato Si’ – Youth Eco-Summit 2019

The Catholic Earthcare Australian team is excited to announce our inaugural Youth Eco-Summit 2019. We’re bringing together inspiring Year 11 leaders and change makers from across the Catholic education community in Greater Sydney, to see, judge and act on the environmental issues that matter to them. Finding inspiration in Laudato Si’ Pope Francis’ encyclical Laudato…
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Final message from the 21st Caritas Internationalis General Assembly, Rome.

Every four years, representatives from Caritas Internationalis – from 168 member organisations around the world – come together in solidarity to Rome. They come to pray, listen and understand the needs of people whilst looking to the Gospel and decide new paths to create transformative action. This year, the theme was ‘One human family. One…
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Catholic Earthcare welcomes new team

Catholic Earthcare Australia is pleased to introduce our new team to the Catholic and environmental community in Australia. Bernard Holland, director, Sue Martin, NSW program manager and Clare Vernon, youth eco-summit coordinator. Our team is excited to spread the message of Laudato Si’, and work with the wider community in helping to care for and…
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Catholic Earthcare Reference Group Membership

The membership of the Catholic Earthcare Reference Group is recommended to consist of the following eminent Catholics Sr Veronica Lawson RSM Trish Hindmarsh Fr Denis Edwards Mr Chris Carlile Mrs Sue Martin Sr Mary McDonald SGS * Denotes new Members for The Catholic Earthcare Reference Group Please note that Mr David Hutton and Dr John…
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World Day of Prayer for Creation

The World Day of Prayer for Creation, celebrated Sept. 1 by Christians around the world, once again marked the opening of the annual ecumenical liturgical season known as the Season of Creation, which continues until the feast of St. Francis of Assisi on Oct. 4. The Season of Creation celebrates the generous and awe-inspiring creativity…
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Catholic Earthcare announces new Director

We are thrilled to announce that Bernard Holland will soon be joining Caritas Australia as the Director of Catholic Earthcare Australia. Bernard has a long history in education and has led Catholic schools as a Principal for over 22 years. He presented at the 2010 Earth Charter World Gathering, the 2011 World Environmental Education Congress,…
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Faith in a Basin Future – A Dialogue Evening Exploring Integral Ecology in the Murray-Darling Basin – May 1st

The communities of the southern Murray-Darling Basin are experiencing social, economic and environmental challenges from land and water management reforms, changing terms of trade, changing population dynamics and climate change. Faith in a Basin Future, an ecumenical project, seeks to work with and through local churches and partners to develop strategies for positive, vital and…
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Catholic Earthcare Australia and Community Energy

  The 2017 Community Energy Congress was held in the Melbourne Town Hall and was attended by some 600 participants including Simon Habel and Philippa Rowland from Catholic Earthcare Australia. It was organised by the Coalition for Community Energy, and is the premier event on Australia’s community energy calendar.  The Congress brought together around 600 people…
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Community Climate Petition

The world’s poorest and most vulnerable communities – particularly in our region – are suffering the harmful impacts of climate change. Yet Australia – one of the wealthiest nations – is not doing anywhere near enough to reduce our emissions. We are delaying the urgent action needed to shift our energy and transport systems to…
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