Category: News

Truth, Mercy and the Solomon Islands

It’s less than one month now before I head over to the Solomon Islands as a 2016 recipient of the Santa Sabina College Solomon Islands Ex-students Fellowship, courtesy of my Alma Mater and the Dominican Sisters of Eastern Australia. Less than one months before this internet addict who washes her hair every second day will…
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A Vote for the Voiceless – A Statement by the Catholic Bishops of Australia on the Election

Australia’s Catholic bishops have called for the voices of the thrown-away people to be heard in the long federal election campaign. The bishops today issued a statement on the 2016 Federal Election, addressed to Catholics and all people of goodwill. The Bishops have used their traditional election statement to draw attention to the voiceless of our…
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Meditation and the Environment

Ecology, Economy and Meditation – Healing ourselves, healing the earth. Catholic Earthcare Australia was a proud partner of the Meditatio Seminar on Meditation and the Environment, an international conference held over the Earth Day weekend in April. Hosted by the Australian Christian Meditation Community, the conference illustrated the powerful role of meditation in fostering a contemplative consciousness for…
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Australian religious leaders join global call for ambitious climate action

People of all faiths urge governments to ratify Paris Climate Change Agreement Catholic Earthcare Australia is proud to have joined with the world’s religious leaders to call on governments to take urgent action on climate change. At a colourful multifaith ceremony, Ambassador Mogens Lykketoft, President of the UN General Assembly took delivery of the Interfaith Climate…
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Care for Creation this Lenten Season

A Lenten message from Catholic Earthcare’s Director Jacqui Rémond. Dear friends, This week we are celebrating the beginning of Lent, and I urge you all to take a moment to consider how you can deepen your relationship with God and with all of God’s creation. The focus on creation is particularly appropriate for this Lenten season, because the…
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Permaculture – a new focus for 2016

Simon Habel, Catholic Earthcare’s Program Manager, reflects on his recent permaculture training and the link between permaculture and integral ecology. In January I had the great opportunity of undertaking a two-week Permaculture Design Certificate course in Sydney. The course was offered by Milkwood Permaculture and took place at the Montessori school in Balmain, NSW. Attending…
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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…
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Australian Catholic Youth Festival 2015

By Tess Corkish, Youth Engagement Officer at Catholic Earthcare Australia In early December, Katie McSweeney (Catholic Earthcare Australia’s Communications and Marketing Manager) and I were honoured to represent our agency at the 2015 Australian Catholic Youth Festival in Adelaide. Plagued with weather in the high 30s in the first few days of summer, it was…
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Shut-down and switch-off this Christmas

Most of us are taking a break from work over Christmas, and the holidays can be a great opportunity to give the planet a break too (not to mention making some real savings on your energy bill!). Remember – even when everyone is away on holiday, offices and buildings still use power.  By shutting-down and switching-off your…
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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.…
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