Caring for Creation
The Faith Ecology Network (FEN) is in the process of becoming part of the United Religions Initiative (URI), alllowing it to establish greater connections with organisations and networks around Australia. It is also seeking contributors for its blog on ecology issues from various faith perspectives.
In a media release, Caritas Australia, the international aid and development agency of the Australian Catholic Church, has welcomed the agreement by 196 countries, finalised in Paris on 12 December, to avoid catastrophic global warming.
Good Samaritan Sister Geraldine Kearney has been featured in an interview for the Global Sisters Report of the National Catholic Reporter (NCR), focusing on her advocacy on behalf of Australia's island neighbours that are at risk due to climate change.
The AUD$1billion that Prime Minister Turnbull announced Australia will contribute over the next five years is not a new commitment but drawn from the Government’s existing aid budget towards building climate resilience and reducing emissions, according to a media release from the Edmund Rice Centre (ERC).
“The ethical, the practical and the eschatological”, these are the three key contributions the Catholic Church makes to the current environmental debate, said Monsignor Pietro Parolin at the opening session of COP21 in Paris. reports Ecojesuit.