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Writings and Reflections on climate change

Laudato Si summary by Buddhist

LAUDATO SI’: ON CARE FOR OUR COMMON HOME

EXTRACTS FROM HIS HOLINESS THE POPE'S ENCYCLICAL LETTER ON ECOLOGY AND CLIMATE (ST PAULS PUBLICATIONS, 2015)

This summary has been prepared to better understand the message from this enlightened leader of our time.

Te Pope calls his encyclical, ‘this lengthy reflection which has been both joyful and troubling’ (188/246) and explains his aims in writing it, ‘to promote a new way of thinking about human beings, life, society and our relationship with nature’ (167/215). He makes it clear – ‘I urgently appeal, for a new dialogue about how we are shaping the future of our planet’ (19/14).

 

Some sobering information: the time to act is now!

ARRCC Committee member Jonathan Keren-Black reflects on some sobering news around climate change predictions.

Hurricane Sandy and climate change

Last week, ARRCC's President Thea Ormerod, wrote to the Sydney Morning Herald about the link between climate change and devastating storms like Hurricane Sandy. This week ARRCC invites people to join us in prayer for those who suffered the impacts of Hurricane Sandy.

 

What is it about Air Travel?

ARRCC Committee members Thea Ormerod and Miriam Pepper reflect on reflects on some sobering news around climate change predictions.

 

Saving Creation is not up to God alone

ARRCC President Thea Ormerod wrote this article for religious media prompted by January 2013's terrible heat waves and catastrophic bushfires. It was intended for inclusion in the Melbourne Anglican, Baptist Witness and the Columban's Far East magazine.

Are we all too tired to care?

Are people of faith too worn out and apathetic to care about the earth anymore? A mutual, living relationship with the earth as an expression of our spirituality may be what helps us keep going, writes Carlyn Chen...

 

Localisation verse globalisation

A reflection by ARRCC's Rabbi Jonathan Keren-Black after viewing, The Economics of Happiness.

My Letter to World Leaders

A letter written by Parrys Raines, featured at ARRCC's Youth Embassy

Parrys 16 and lives in the electorate of Cunningham in NSW. She is a passionate environmental advocate with some fantastic achievements to date. Find out more on her website www.climategirl.com.au

Islam and the Environment


Islam and the Environment

Serap is 19, a Muslim and lives in the electorate of Wollongong NSW. This is a reflection she submitted for ARRCC's 2012 Youth Embassy.

 

The Sun is squashing us

A personal reflection by Caley, for ARRCC's 2012 Youth Climate Embassy

Caley is 18 and a Christian. She lives in the Macquarie electorate in NSW.