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Ahead of the Season of Creation

Season of Creation

Wednesday 1 September through to Monday 4 October

Social Justice Statement 2021-22

Cry of the Earth, Cry of the Poor

The Bishops’ Social Justice Statement 2021-22: Cry of the Earth, Cry of the Poor, affirms that “we human beings need a change of heart, mind, and behaviour”. It draws from Scripture, from the theological tradition, from Catholic Social Teaching, and from the wisdom of the world, including the insights of the First Nations.

Download: the Statement Cry of the Earth, Cry of the Poor  

Head to the Catholic Social Justice Statement webpage for:

  • WATCH ONLINE LAUNCH
  • SOCIAL JUSTICE SUNDAY LITURGY NOTES
  • NEW! PRAYER SERVICES
  • PODCAST
  • PHOTO AND VIDEO ASSETS
  • ACTION CARD
  • PRAYER CARD: CRY OF THE EARTH, CRY OF THE POOR
  • PRAYER CARD: CREATION & THE TRINITY
  • PRAYER CARD: SACRAMENTALITY
  • PRAYER CARD: CONVERSION
  • PRAYER CARD: WONDER & AWE
  • SOWERS OF HOPE RECORDING
  • LAUDATO SI’ GOALS
  • ACTION PLATFORM

 

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is the United Nations body for assessing the science related to climate change. Its latest report has us talking 'code red' as countries around the world feel the violent changes in weather patterns.

Read the SBS NEWS article :Global warming of 1.5 degrees could be reached a decade earlier around 2030, major climate report finds 

Overwhelmed by the latest IPCC report? Here's what you can do to help act on climate change

Read SBS NEWS: Overwhelmed by the latest IPCC report? Here's what you can do to help act

Experts say the fight against climate change isn’t over and there are a number of ways individuals can take personal action, affect others, and heap pressure on governments and corporations to help solve the crisis. 

 

World Council of Churches 

Sign of the times

As UN releases climate change report, WCC urges “the signs of the times have never been clearer”

As people in many regions suffer from the effects of record-breaking heat, devastating wildfires and extreme flooding, World Council of Churches (WCC) deputy general secretary Rev. Dr Odair Pedroso Mateus lifted up those suffering in prayer while, at the same time, urgently reacting to the latest scientific evidence that the global temperature is rising. 

Fires and solidarity with Churches

As fires rage across the world, WCC expresses solidarity with churches and survivors

As wildfires continue to rage in Greece, the USA, Albania, and Russia, the World Council of Churches (WCC) reached out in solidarity to churches and communities that continue to be evacuated as well as those who have lost everything.

Prayer service – Flood victims

Prayer service will commemorate European flood victims

During an ecumenical service in Aachen Cathedral, on 28 August, Protestant and Roman Catholic churches in Germany as well as the churches affiliated to the Arbeitsgemeinschaft Christlicher Kirchen (Working Group of Christian Churches) will jointly remember and honor the victims of the floods that severely hit the region.

Can we end our societal addiction to fossil fuels?

Rev. Henrik Grape is senior advisor on Care for Creation, Sustainability, and Climate Justice for the World Council of Churches (WCC). He reflects below on the recently released report from the UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. Grape is a member of the WCC delegation that will attend the UN climate talks (COP26) in Glasgow.

Church of South India helps build climate-resilient churches, schools and communities

The Church of South India, through a campaign on climate-resilient schools, has been inspiring and educating students and teachers through a series of one-hour sessions which began in May this year and will run until the United Nations climate talks in November.

 

 

 

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