Tag: Climate Change

Laudato Si’ and the Path to COP 22: Fr Sean McDonagh, Columban Mission Institute

In September this year, Columban Missionary and Eco-Theologian Fr Sean McDonagh attended a joint consultation at the Vatican, also attended by Pope Francis, about Laudato Si’ and the Path to COP22.   Fr Sean has written about the experience and the document prepared by those present at the meeting, which emphasies ten key opportunities and priorities… Continue Reading Laudato Si’ and the Path to COP 22: Fr Sean McDonagh, Columban Mission Institute

COP22 Marrakech | Paris Agreement updates, Interfaith Climate Statement and more

The 18th November 2016 is the final day of COP22 in Marrakech – the 22nd Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) – which began on 7th November. To find out what’s been happening in Marrakesh over the past two weeks, check out the links below:       Check on… Continue Reading COP22 Marrakech | Paris Agreement updates, Interfaith Climate Statement and more

Hungry for Justice – Caritas Australia | State of the Environment Report for Oceania 2016 | Act Now

State of the Environment Report for Oceania 2016 This past year, 2015-16, has highlighted the Pacific’s vulnerability to extreme weather events that affect food and water supplies. The most significant trend in Oceania the last 12 months has been widespread hunger and thirst that is a result of severe weather events, successive emergencies, and ongoing… Continue Reading Hungry for Justice – Caritas Australia | State of the Environment Report for Oceania 2016 | Act Now

GCCM Laudato Si’ News: Season of Creation wrap-up, Paris Agreement ratification & more

Global Catholic Climate Movement (GCCM) have put out their latest “Laudato Si’ News,” with updates on the Season of Creation and other news about people worldwide living Laudato Si’, as well as updates on the ongoing work of GCCM.   Have a read of the latest newsletter here. For more information about the work of the Global… Continue Reading GCCM Laudato Si’ News: Season of Creation wrap-up, Paris Agreement ratification & more

Tell JEDO how you plan to #LiveLaudatoSi

Pope Francis’ encyclical “Laudato Si’” invites all people of the world to take part in caring for creation, which means taking action in our everyday lives to protect the world we live in.   The Global Catholic Climate Movement (GCCM) is now asking people to tell the world how they plan to #LiveLaudatoSi and bring the message of… Continue Reading Tell JEDO how you plan to #LiveLaudatoSi

Catholic Divest-Reinvest Webinar | The Global Catholic Climate Movement

Webinar: “Caring for Creation by Divesting from Fossil Fuels and Reinvesting in Climate Solutions”   DESCRIPTION Pope Francis was clear in Laudato Si, saying that “technology based on the use of highly polluting fossil fuels needs to be progressively replaced without delay” (LS 165), and the Catholic Bishops from all continents followed up this directive… Continue Reading Catholic Divest-Reinvest Webinar | The Global Catholic Climate Movement

World Day of Prayer for Creation and the Season of Creation | 1st September to 4th October 2016

In 2015 Pope Francis joined the leaders of other Christian churches in declaring September 1st to be a World Day of Prayer for Creation, and as you can see in the above video, he is asking people all around the world to pray for creation on this day.   The World Day of Prayer for… Continue Reading World Day of Prayer for Creation and the Season of Creation | 1st September to 4th October 2016

Free Parish Resource | A Catholic Season of Creation – Sundays of September | Columban Mission Institute

The Columban Mission Institute’s Centre for Peace, Ecology and Justice have just published a brand new resource for the Sundays in September 2016, with a focus on Ecology for Catholics.   The resource is free to download from the Columban Mission Institute website, and is a fantastic way for Catholic parishes to bring to life the message… Continue Reading Free Parish Resource | A Catholic Season of Creation – Sundays of September | Columban Mission Institute

Caritas Australia’s Campaign for a Fairer World | Make Your Voice Heard

Now that the federal election is over, Australia has a newly elected Prime Minister and Parliament, and Caritas Australia intends to make sure they know  that Australians want their leaders to help builder a fairer world for all.   Soon, Caritas will be delivering the following message to the Prime Minister: Dear Prime Minister, I care deeply… Continue Reading Caritas Australia’s Campaign for a Fairer World | Make Your Voice Heard

Caritas | Reflection: Laudato Si’ one year anniversary

The 18th June 2016 marked the one year anniversary of the release of Pope Francis’ encyclical on the environment, Laudato Si’. In their June eNews, Caritas Australia provided a reflection on Laudato Si’, its message, and what action that message requires of us.     The PowerPoint Presentation reflection is freely available for download and use by yourself and your… Continue Reading Caritas | Reflection: Laudato Si’ one year anniversary

My daughter asked “What will the world be like when I grow up?” | Catholic Earthcare Australia

These are the words that echoed in my head and heart all that day. She seemed satisfied with my response but it is only a matter of time before she asks for more of an explanation. How will I respond? The signs of the times are everywhere. From pollution and climate change, to the loss… Continue Reading My daughter asked “What will the world be like when I grow up?” | Catholic Earthcare Australia

Laudato Si Week and the 1-year anniversary of Laudato Si’, 18th June 2016

Saturday, 18th June 2016, marks one year since Pope Francis released his encyclical on the environment, Laudato Si’. This week, from 12th – 19th June is Laudato Si’ Week, a global celebration of the Laudato Si’ message and a prompt for us all to take action on that message.   There are a number of… Continue Reading Laudato Si Week and the 1-year anniversary of Laudato Si’, 18th June 2016

Caritas Australia | Ask our next Prime Minister to help build a Fairer World for All

Australia votes on 2nd July. Whoever wins the election, let’s make sure that the first thing they hear is our call for a world where all people live with dignity.   Send us your message now and we’ll deliver it after the election to whoever becomes our new Prime Minister.   “Dear Prime Minister, I… Continue Reading Caritas Australia | Ask our next Prime Minister to help build a Fairer World for All

Global Catholic Climate Movement: Bring Laudato Si to Life in your parish

  The Global Catholic Climate Movement (GCCM) is proud to announce the release of the Eco-Parish Guide for Catholic Parishes. This free guide will be a great resource for your parish to take a first step during Laudato Si’ Week, to celebrate the encyclical’s anniversary with concrete action (see also the Parish resources for Laudato Si’ Week). Developed in… Continue Reading Global Catholic Climate Movement: Bring Laudato Si to Life in your parish

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