The vigil on Capital Hill, 25th - 28th June 2012
Thea Ormerod, ARRCC President reports on the Youth Climate Embassy in Canberra.
ARRCC's Eat Less Meat working group recently prepared a submission on Australia's new dietary guidelines.
ARRCC responds to the Climate and Health Alliance - calling on them to include a reduction in meat consumption in their asks and communications.
People from over 40 religious communities across Australia, including Christian, Buddhist, Muslim and Sikh groups, participated in Ride to Worship Week this October. Every state and territory, except for Tasmania and the Northern Territory, was represented.
Recently ARRCC organised a delegation of Religious Leaders from a number of states to visit Parliament House in Canberra and meet with the Prime Minister and other politicians about the urgent need for climate action. Following the visit a public forum was held.
Author: Melanie Ridout
Hundreds of people from faith communities across Australia answered the call to leave their car at home and cycle, walk, share a lift or catch public transport to their religious activities during Ride to Worship Week (9-15 October 2010).
Author: Miriam Pepper
That faith communities are leading the way in sustainability became evident at a formal Awards Dinner celebrating World Environment Day on 5th June.
The leaders of a diverse range of religious faiths have joined together to call on Australia’s leaders for strong action on climate change.
Author: Miriam Pepper
Greater link to Copenhagen needed by Parliament
Greg O'Donnell - ARRCC Executive officer
The fifth Parliament of the World’s Religions (the first was in 1893) at Melbourne in December was a gala event in celebrating the diversity and similarities of the faiths of the world. The gathering offered a dazzling variety of cultural diversity in terms of ‘fashion’ - Hindu priests in white; bishops in purple; nuns in grey; pagans in colourfully patterned kaftans; rabbis in black; and Monks in maroon and yellow with a special group creating colourful sand mandalas. However the real celebration people were looking for called for a far greater vision than just wearing a religious garb.
ARRCC’s Meat-Free Day initiative was officially launched on 2nd October, Gandhi’s birthday, with a gesture common in Eastern traditions - the breaking of coconuts.