Tag: Ecology

Laudato Si_October Weekend Retreat_13-15 Oct 2017

A weekend retreat on “Celebrating Laudato Si,” presented by Shelley Barlow RNDM and Terry Casey CFC, is being held at Westcourt in Salter Point from the 13th to 15th October. The retreat will explore and celebrate Creation in Today’s World. Details about the retreat are below.  Registrations close a week prior to the retreat weekend, so be sure… Continue Reading Laudato Si_October Weekend Retreat_13-15 Oct 2017

Integral Ecology Seminar / The Record

By Caroline Smith Visiting theologian Professor Anthony Kelly brought new perspective to Pope Francis’ 2015 encyclical on the environment, Laudato Si’, at a seminar earlier this week. The event – which was held at the Redemptorist Monastery in North Perth on Tuesday 18 July – was hosted by the Centre for Faith Enrichment (CFE) and the… Continue Reading Integral Ecology Seminar / The Record

“Celebrating Laudato Si” Weekend Retreat, 21-23 July

A weekend retreat on “Celebrating Laudato Si,” presented by Shelley Barlow RNDM and Terry Casey CFC, is being held in Safety Bay from the 21st to 23rd July. The retreat will explore and celebrate Creation in today’s world.   Details about the retreat are below, and if you are interested in attending, the registration form can be downloaded… Continue Reading “Celebrating Laudato Si” Weekend Retreat, 21-23 July

World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought, 17 June | United Nations

  17 June is recognised by the United Nations as the World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought. Desertification, a problem affecting over 250 million people worldwide, is the degradation of land in arid, semi-arid and dry sub-humid areas, caused by inappropriate and overuse of the land through human activities like deforestation or overgrazing.   The World… Continue Reading World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought, 17 June | United Nations

World Oceans Day, 8 June 2017 | “Our oceans, our future”

  8 June is the annual World Oceans Day, a day to celebrate, learn about, and take action to protect and conserve the world’s oceans. World Oceans Day has been promoted and run by The Ocean Project since 2002, and has been officially recognised by the United Nations since 2008.   Oceans are crucial to our… Continue Reading World Oceans Day, 8 June 2017 | “Our oceans, our future”

World Environment Day, 5 June | United Nations

  The first United Nations World Environment Day was held in 1974, and in the years since it has become a global platform for taking action on important environmental issues, successfully involving people around the world in environmentally-focused events like clean ups and the replanting of forests.   Every year a diferent country hosts World… Continue Reading World Environment Day, 5 June | United Nations

International Day for Biological Diversity, 22 May | United Nations

  The 22 May every year is observed by the United Nations as the International Day for Biological Diversity. The purpose of this day is to raise public awareness about the implementation of the Convention on Biological Diversity, which is concerned with “the conservation of biological diversity, the sustainable use of its components and the fair and equitable sharing… Continue Reading International Day for Biological Diversity, 22 May | United Nations

Celebrating Laudato Si Weekend Retreat in May 2017

The second retreat on “Celebrating Laudato Si” being presented by Shelley Barlow RNDM and Terry Casey CFC in 2017 is coming up in the second week of May. Running from 12-14 May, the retreat will be held in Safety Bay and will explore and celebrate Creation in today’s world.   Details about the retreats are below,… Continue Reading Celebrating Laudato Si Weekend Retreat in May 2017

March 2017 news from Catholic Earthcare Australia

  The March eNewsletter from Catholic Earthcare Australia is now available to read here.   From National Director, Jacqui Remond:   It has been a great first quarter of the year for Catholic Earthcare Australia. At the Rome Conference on ‘Laudato Si and Catholic Investing: Clean Energy for our Common Home’  I had the opportunity to… Continue Reading March 2017 news from Catholic Earthcare Australia

Join Pope Francis and the Global Catholic Climate Movement to show #Mercy2Earth

The Global Catholic Climate Movement (GCCM) have created #Mercy2Earth, “a global campaign to encourage Catholics to reflect on Pope Francis’ important “Show Mercy to our Common Home” message and put it into action” (Mercy2Earth).   #Mercy2Earth is split into two parts”: Lent, a time of preparation, and the #Mercy2Earth Weekend, from 22nd – 23rd April, a time of action.… Continue Reading Join Pope Francis and the Global Catholic Climate Movement to show #Mercy2Earth

Lent 2017: Project Compassion, Slavery-Free Chocolate and The Grace of Earth

  Wednesday 1st March 2017 is Ash Wednesday, or the first day of Lent. As we enter the Lenten season, here are three important social justice and ecological campaigns and resources to get involved with during the next few weeks. Click on the links below to jump to the section that interests you, or scroll down to… Continue Reading Lent 2017: Project Compassion, Slavery-Free Chocolate and The Grace of Earth

Switch off for Earth Hour on Saturday 25th March, 8:30pm-9:30pm

On Saturday 25th March from 8:30pm-9:30pm, Australians and others throughout the world will be switching off for Earth Hour 2017 to promote the importance of taking action on climate change.   This year, Earth Hour are celebrating their 10th year, and the progress that has been made during that time on helping combat climate change.… Continue Reading Switch off for Earth Hour on Saturday 25th March, 8:30pm-9:30pm

World Meteorological Day, 23rd March | World Meteorological Organization

  The 23rd March 2017 is observed by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) every year as World Meteorological Day. This year’s theme is Understanding Clouds, “to highlight the enormous importance of clouds for weather climate and water.”   Clouds are central to weather observations and forecasts. Clouds are one of the key uncertainties in the study of climate… Continue Reading World Meteorological Day, 23rd March | World Meteorological Organization

International Day of Forests, 21st March | United Nations

21st March is observed by the United Nations every year as the International Day of Forests. This year the theme is “forests and energy,” focusing on the ways in which trees and forests protect and sustain us, and the importance of wood as a renewable energy source. Forests cover one third of the Earth’s land… Continue Reading International Day of Forests, 21st March | United Nations

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