Caring for Creation
A study led by Cornell University communication researchers found that Pope Francis’ framing of climate change as a moral issue has helped shift views on climate action, especially among the politically conservative.
The November 2016 declaration of the Federation of Catholic Bishops’ Conferences of Oceania appealed for “courageous, far-sighted governance shaped by the principles of the common good and justice for all human persons” in climate action in the Pacific.
On his speaking tour in Australia last month, Irish Columban Father Sean McDonagh talks about the gift of Laudato Si' to the Church and how we can make it our own with urgency and climate action, writes Peter Bugden.
It is the “least” and most vulnerable or marginalized among us that are inequitably affected and irreversibly impacted by climate change, said Archbishop of Constantinople and Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew in his message to the COP22 gathering in Morocco.
The Institute of Sisters of Mercy of Australia and Papua New Guinea (ISMAPNG) has launched its Sustainability Policy – ‘An Integrated Approach to Sustainable Living’ via a livestream broadcast on Friday, 4 November 2016.
Columban Missionaries and Catholic Earthcare Australia haved called on Australian Church leaders to send a letter to Australian delegates to support the Vatican message to Paris Climate Agreement Signatory Nations leading up to the COP22 meeting.