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Saving Creation is not up to God alone

ARRCC President Thea Ormerod recently wrote an article for inclusion in a number of different Christian religious media.

Youth share their vision for a safe climate

The vigil on Capital Hill, 25th - 28th June 2012

Thea Ormerod, ARRCC President reports on the Youth Climate Embassy in Canberra.

New dietary guidelines for Australia

ARRCC's Eat Less Meat working group recently prepared a submission on Australia's new dietary guidelines.

ARRCC writes to Climate and Health Alliance about meat consumption

ARRCC responds to the Climate and Health Alliance - calling on them to include a reduction in meat consumption in their asks and communications.

Ride to Worship Week 2011 sees growth in participation

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.

Religious Leaders Delegation to Canberra

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.

Media Release: Ride to Worship Week a great success

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).

Media Release: Faith Groups Awarded for Environmental Excellence

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. 

Media Release: Religious Leaders Call for Stronger Climate Action

The leaders of a diverse range of religious faiths have joined together to call on Australia’s leaders for strong action on climate change.

ARRCC at the Parliament of the World's Religions

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.