Caring for Creation
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.
This full report on the recent Pacific Calling Partnership seminar shares the stories of various religious congregations that have strong ties with Pacific Islands as they explore ways towards achieving a congregational voice on climate change and its impact on Pacific Islands.
Climate change is not some far-away concept for the peoples of the Pacific; it’s impacting on their lives now and they need our support now.This was the message at a recent seminar in Sydney that focussed on the serious situation facing many Pacific Island nations and hosted by a coalition of Catholic religious congregations.
Catholic Earthcare Australia invites everyone to take part in the People's Climate March, a global movement that will take place in Australia from the 27th–29th of November, just before world leaders gather at the UN climate talks in Paris. The March aims to demonstrate that we are a broad, diverse, united and powerful coalition committed to change, and that we want global action on climate change.
Catholic Earthcare invites all people of all faiths to gather in Sydney on 24 September and join thousands across the globe on the evening before the adoption of the global goals for sustainable development and Pope Francis' address at the United Nations General Assembly to call for urgent action on poverty, inequality and climate change.