A MULTI-FAITH NETWORK
COMMITTED TO ACTION
ON CLIMATE CHANGE

Introducing ARRCC

The Australian Religious Response to Climate Change (ARRCC) is a multi-faith network taking action on the most pressing issue of our time. In the face of ecological damage and social injustices, we affirm our love for this planet and its inhabitants and our deep reverence for life.

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Voters of Townsville!

Reflection on civil resistance and ARRCC

Jason MacLeod is an Australian civil resistance researcher, teacher and practitioner. He has written this letter to ARRCC, which he entitles, "Why ARRCC needs to publicly embrace civil resistance: a few provocative thoughts".

Stop Adani Meditation and Prayer Vigils

Interfaith Vigils held for Stop Adani Day of Action

Faith communities joined a nation-wide Day of Action on the weekend of October 7 and 8, against Adani’s proposed Carmichael coal mine. Hundreds of Christians, Buddhists and others from a range of traditions attended three Meditation and Prayer Vigils, in Sydney, Melbourne and Kiama, organised by the Australian Religious Response to Climate Change (ARRCC). 

Say "No" to $1bn loan for Adani

Want to help stop a massive coal mine going ahead in the Galilee Basin? This will take just a minute.

Stop Adani campaigners have managed to get 24 banks to publicly rule out loans for the project. Right now, there’s a real risk of a loan of nearly $1 billion of taxpayers’ money for a rail line for the project from the Northern Australian Infrastructure Facility (NAIF). You can choose your own wording or spend a moment sending this letter: http://www.arrcc.org.au/stop_adani_action

Faith group pressures Josh Frydenberg on Adani

Faith leaders have been keeping up the pressure on federal Minister for the Environment and Energy, Josh Frydenberg.  One July 25th an interfaith group protested outside his Kooyong electorate office in Camberwell, Melbourne where they held a number of funerals for coal, each funeral being from a different faith tradition. The story made it into The Guardian.

 

Rabbi Kamins, the Torah and Adani

The move of both Queensland State and Australian Federal governments, led by Labor and the Coalition respectively, to foist Adani’s Carmichael coalmine upon us, is a prime example of environmental irresponsibility and economic injustice. The May 8th Four Corners episode, “Power Failure”, amply demonstrated the failure of political leadership across the board to move Australia toward a sustainable future both environmentally and economically.  

NCCA calls for climate leadership in face of US pull-out

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2 June 2017

Peak Christian body calls for leadership on climate agreement

The National Council of Churches in Australia (NCCA) have called on Prime Minister Turnbull to show leadership in commitment to the global climate agreement, which is our best chance for the stewardship of the world around us.

NCCA President, Bishop Philip Huggins said "this momentous climate deal is bigger than just one country, one person or a handful of climate sceptics. It is about the urgent survival of humanity, the ability for all children to be able to born into and live in a world with clean air and clean water.

Faith leaders call for stop to Galilee Basin coal

Federal government support for the Adani Group’s proposed Carmichael coalmine is the target of an open letter released today, signed by prominent leaders from Australia’s faith communities, including Uniting Church, Buddhists, Quakers and Catholic.

Dear Minister Frydenberg

As leaders in our diverse faith traditions, we feel compelled to challenge those responsible for Australia’s current climate and energy policies. In particular, we declare the proposal to provide public money to fund mining infrastructure in the Galilee Basin to be morally wrong.

Islamic climate initiative launched in Brisbane

A trail-blazing seminar on Islam and Environmental Stewardship: A Call for Action, was held in Brisbane on Sunday, 21st February, 2017.   

This was an initiative of a small group from the Brisbane Muslim community who felt the need to start a conversation—and potential future action—on the view of our faith on issues of climate change that are impacting our environment and the need to highlight our God-given role as stewards on earth. 

Climate Emergency Declaration petition

Humankind stands at the edge of the abyss and yet we inch forward. Neither government policies nor people’s collective behaviour reflect the real and present danger facing us today. The temperature rise we are witnessing is not the beginning of a gradual, linear increase, but an early stage on what is basically an exponential curve.[i] Furthermore, we know there are tipping points at which abrupt drastic change is precipitated.[ii] We just don’t know how soon those tipping points will be reached.

Please sign here.