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Caring for Creation

Monday, 15 June 2015 22:48

Protecting the whole of creation

helping the worldIn anticipation of the publication of Pope Francis' encyclical on ecology, La Civiltà Cattolica, the periodical of the Jesuits in Rome, Italy has traced the thinking on ecology which the Popes have indicated in the last 50 years in its editorial, "Protecting the whole of creation: A service that the Bishop of Rome is called to carry out."

WED 2015 FBWorld Environment Day this year is celebrated on June 5. This year's theme, "Seven Billion Dreams. One Planet. Consume with Care." highlights the reality that the Earth’s ecosystems are nearing critical tipping points of depletion or irreversible change, pushed by high population growth and economic development.

ARRCC ark150The Australian Religious Response to Climate Change (ARRCC), a coalition of religious leaders from various faiths, has written to the Prime Minister and to Members of Parliament on both sides of politics, calling for Australia to increase its target for reducing carbon emissions, reports the Archdiocese of Melbourne's Media and Communications Office.

Global Catholic Climate Movt logoThe Global Catholic Climate Movement offers a collection of church teachings on ecology by previous Popes and other Catholic voices for reading and reflection prior to the publication of the papal encyclical on June/July 2015.

Catholic Earthcare logo 150Catholic Earthcare's page on the upcoming papal ecological encyclical offers a layman's understanding of this much anticipated document, providing news updates and links surrounding its publication.

Monday, 11 May 2015 14:23

Climate change and the common good

planting hands 150The Pontifical Academy of Sciences and the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences have jointly published a new document, "Climate Change and the Common Good" which sets out a statement of the problem and the need for transformative solutions.

Tuesday, 21 April 2015 11:12

ARRCC Community organising workshop

ARRCC ark150Would you like to be able to animate meaningful action in your community to address climate change, but there are various hurdles and blocks? ARRCC is offering a Sydney workshop on 16 May 2015 to have you feeling more empowered and effective. 

Sunday, 22 March 2015 21:01

Earth Hour 2015

earth hour 2015Earth Hour 2015 will be on Saturday, March 28 from 8:30-9:30 pm local time. Register your event online or find out the many ways you can express your commitment to the planet.