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Faith leaders turn the heat up on climate policy

Two recent articles discussing ARRCC's Open Letter on Climate Change signed by numerous prominent religious leaders from across Australia's major faith traditions in June.

Religious Leaders' Open Letter on climate change

ARRCC's Religious Leaders champions released an Open Letter on Climate Change to the Australian Public, drawing attention to one of the most urgent moral issues facing us in the upcoming election: climate change.

Author: Miriam Pepper

Originally composed in the leadup to the 2013 Federal elections, the messages from the Australian leadership of the Hindu, Jewish, Islamic, Buddhist and Christian religions are just as relevant today. The letter now stands as evidence of the united stance of people of faith on climate change.

Fossil fuels divestment decision passed by Uniting Church

Resolutions passed by the NSW/ACT Synod of the Uniting Church in April show that it is possible for religious institutions to take concerted action on climate change.

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).