The June newsletter from Catholic Earthcare Australia is now available to read here.
From National Director, Jacqui Remond:
This month marks the first year anniversary of the release of Laudato Si’ which we invite you to celebrate with our new resource Tree of Life. Together with our global partners at the Global Catholic Climate Movement we have released a guide for parishes to become an Eco-Parish. I am extremely delighted to share with you our first online international conference, a series of webinars that you can watch at your convenience, including a global interfaith panel on the final chapter ‘Ecological Education and Spirituality’.
This weekend on Sunday June 26th you are invited to attend a Climate Rally – A Call to Action in the NSW seat of Wentworth, to focus attention on the need for strong climate action. This next election cycle led by whichever political party from July 2nd is a critical period for our future. The Pacific Warriors, Mana Moana ‘Voyage for Climate Action’ will join the Climate Rally after kayaking for three days from Parramatta on Sydney Harbour. If you are able to attend the Climate Rally please come along to Steyne Park, Double Bay, Sydney at 11am.
We have also released a new paper on principles and practices of Catholic investment. The Pope has said “We know that technology based on the use of highly polluting fossil fuels needs to be progressively replaced without delay” (#165). This paper outlines a process and an ethical pathway forward for managing your investments. We encourage all organisations to consider how to contribute to make our common home a place for life to flourish.
I hope that you have all enjoyed our resources and services over the years. Our latest resource Tree of Life is available for every office, church, school and agency and we encourage you to have the dialogue that Pope Francis is calling for in Laudato Si’. We are planning our next resource and series of programs but we need your help. That is why we are making an appeal in which we ask for you to make a donation to Catholic Earthcare Australia. We invite you to give generously!
Peace and joy to all,
Catholic Earthcare Director