The November newsletter from Catholic Earthcare Australia is now available to read here.
From National Director, Jacqui Remond:
…At this historic moment, as the Paris Agreement enters into force, an unprecedented global consensus has produced a universal framework to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and to build greater resilience to climate impacts. We are profoundly grateful for the leadership that produced this agreement. We are also mindful of the challenges and the complexity that lies ahead.
The CoP22 Interfaith Climate Statement is a joint collaboration of over 30 faith based organisations globally, including Catholic Earthcare Australia and the Global Catholic Climate Movement. It emphasises that across all faiths we share a moral obligation not to harm others, to be fair and to care for the vulnerable in Creation.
Our continued use of fossil fuels and other extractive industries, while knowing the damage they cause, is ethically untenable. We must deliberately turn away from investing in fossil fuels and stand together, to call for a collective shift by sovereign wealth funds and public sector pension funds from fossil fuels towards climate solutions. This will send a necessary and transformative signal to public and private borrowers and investors worldwide and will help end the fossil fuel era.
We must commit to new ways of living that honour the dynamic relationships between all forms of life to deepen awareness and the spiritual dimension of our lives. We appeal to all people living today to draw on courage, hope, wisdom and spiritual reflection to enable our young and future generations to inherit a more caring and sustainable world. This is the time to step forward and act as trustees for Mother Earth. Together, by supporting each others progress we can go further and faster…
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