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
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The June newsletter from Catholic Earthcare Australia is now available to read here. From National Director, Jacqui Remond: UNFCCC Executive Secretary Christiana Figueres and Laudato Si’ Anniversary Greetings! 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.… Continue Reading Read the June news from Catholic Earthcare Australia
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
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
This Sunday, 5th March, is World Environment Day, or WED. WED was started by the United Nations in 1972 with the slogan, “Only One Earth,” and is a day for people to reflect on their own impact on the environment, and what action they can take to combat threats to environment. This year’s theme is Go… Continue Reading World Environment Day | Laudato Si’ Week | June 2016
FAITHS RISING FOR PEOPLE & PLANET Sacred Earth, Sacred Trust is a worldwide, multi-faith day of prayer & action for the planet and a call for world leaders to commit to a 1.5 degree limit on global temperature rise. Six months after world leaders reached the Paris Agreement, communities around the world will come… Continue Reading Sacred Earth, Sacred Trust – A day of Worldwide Faith Climate Action | 12th June 2016
New York, NY: At a colourful multifaith ceremony with Buddhist chants, Zoroastrian prayers and Sikh drumming at the Church Center for the UN, Ambassador Mogens Lykketoft, President of the UN General Assembly took delivery yesterday of the Interfaith Climate Change Statement to World Leaders (www.interfaithstatement2016.org). Amongst key Catholic signatories of the Statement are: Bishop Marcelo… Continue Reading Global Catholic Climate Movement Press Release: Prominent Faith Leaders Deliver Interfaith Climate Change Statement to U.N.
For Lent 2016 (starting on February 10th) we are organizing another global Lenten Fast for Climate Justice (as we did in 2015). Catholics from around the globe will fast during each of Lent’s 40 days, joining the interfaith Fast For The Climate and the Green Anglicans’ Carbon Fast. We will fast and pray for bold action to solve the climate change… Continue Reading LENTEN FAST FOR CLIMATE JUSTICE | The Global Catholic Climate Movement
In the wake of Cyclone Winston, and the devastation it has caused in Fiji, the Global Catholic Climate Movement (GCCM) has invited its worldwide community to show support for Fiji by fasting on 5 March, along with other supporters around the world. The Global Catholic Climate Movement community is saddened by the news we are… Continue Reading #FastWithFiji – Global Catholic Climate Movement
A few days ago in Chiapas, Mexico, Pope Francis urged, “We can no longer remain silent before one of the greatest environmental crises in world.” He continued, “Today’s world, ravaged as it is by a throwaway culture, needs you!” These are strong words meant for all of us. This world needs you:… Continue Reading Global Catholic Climate Movement: The world needs your prayers, your fasting, and your action
The Pope’s prayer intention for February is: “THAT WE MAY TAKE GOOD CARE OF CREATION – A GIFT FREELY GIVEN – CULTIVATING AND PROTECTING IT FOR FUTURE GENERATIONS.” The Pope Video is an initiative by the Pope’s Worldwide Prayer Network to disseminate the monthly intentions of the Holy Father concerning the challenges facing humanity.… Continue Reading The Pope’s Video about Care for Creation – Catholic Climate Movement
IT’S BEEN QUITE A JOURNEY this year for the Global Catholic Climate Movement and it all began with an email. About one year ago, in November of 2014, Tomás Insua global coordinator for GCCM and Harvard Kennedy School graduate student reached out to several individuals in the United States and Argentina to present an… Continue Reading Our First Year in Review | The Global Catholic Climate Movement
The effects of climate change and the resolve to find a solution has last week prompted Perth Archbishop Timothy Costelloe to join other local and national religious leaders to sign the Catholic Climate Petition. The petition was presented to the Executive Secretary of the UNFCCC, Christiana Figueres, and Special Envoy of the French President for… Continue Reading The Record » Archbishop Costelloe signs Climate Change Petition, Perth Catholics March for Change
During the last weekend in November, the Global Climate March took place in cities all over the world. Here are some of the highlights from the march (provided by the Global Catholic Climate Movement): This weekend’s Global Climate March was the largest climate mobilization in history. Over 785,000 of you participated in 2,300 events in 175 countries. … Continue Reading Highlights from the Global Climate March last weekend
Catholic Earthcare Australia have been posting photos to their Facebook page of Australian Bishops signing the Catholic Climate Petition, and our own Archbishop of Perth, Timothy Costelloe SDB, can be spotted among them: It is wonderful to see the Archbishop giving his support to this important petition, which has been endorsed by Pope Francis himself. … Continue Reading Archbishop Timothy Costelloe has signed the Catholic Climate Petition – have you?