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Caring for Creation

logo-paris cop21The recent Islamic Declaration on Climate Change reflects the growing call from various faiths urging governments to take effective climate action in Paris, which include Laudato Si', The General Synod of the Church of England and the Buddhist declaration on climate change, reports Ecojesuit.

Day of Prayer Care CreationCatholic Earthcare Australia is celebrating the very first World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation on September 1 by releasing a short video entitled Laudato Si’ – An urgent appeal for action.

pope francis pray150Join Pope Francis on the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation on 1 September with an online invitation, prayers, videos and other resources for individuals, groups and parishes to help in prayer and reflection.

clri logoThe Conference of Leaders of Religious Institutes in NSW or CLRI(NSW) has published its latest issue of Watermark, offering commentary and reflections on Laudato Si', the papal encyclical on ecology.

Monday, 24 August 2015 09:10

‘No to mining, yes to life'

mining conference 2015Amidst much suffering to indigenous communities and local people, mining corporations wield economic and political power over governments, whilst being protected by international trade and financial institutions. But voices cry out, ‘go away’, ‘no to mining, yes to life’, writes Fr Claude Mostowik msc.

Wednesday, 19 August 2015 10:15

More faith groups respond to Laudato Si

MOGCThe newsletter of the Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns (MOGC) has published "Ecological conversion: Called to hope, spurred to action", a response to the papal encyclical Laudato Si', along with a statement from Faith-Economy-Ecology-Transformation (FEET) and Muslim scholars and environmental advocates.

Maria Tiimon-Chi FangClimate change is very real in Kirbati. It’s about survival. It’s about saving our islands. It’s about saving our homes, Kiribati native Maria Tiimon-Chi Fang told politicians and church leaders this week in Parliament House in a gathering to discuss Pope Francis’s environment encyclical, Laudato Si’, reports Aoife Connors.

helpinghands150How can I become part of the ‘bold revolution’ that is required in our world according to Pope Francis' papal encyclical Laudato Si'? asks Sr Katrina Brill rsj. She shares a daily checklist that helps her focus on sustainability and away from indifference.