ARRCC in Balmain
Heaven and Earth: Religious responses to climate change.
7pm, Tuesday 10th October 2017
Three speakers will explore the moral and spiritual implications of climate change in what promises to be a thoughtful and world-widening evening.
Maria Tiimon Chi -Fang, who is from Kiribati, is Outreach Officer for the Pacific Calling program of the Edmund Rice Centre for Justice and Community Education. Maria, who was featured in The Hungry Tide (the 2011 film by local documentary filmmaker Tom Zubrycki) is working to build solidarity between Australians and Pacific Islanders affected by climate change.
Thea Omerod, a semi-retired social worker, grandmother of seven and long-time social justice advocate, is President of Australian Religious Response to Climate Change (ARRCC). She will speak on "The evolving understanding of our Mission as people of faith responding to the climate challenge".
Gillian Reffell is a Buddhist practising with the Triratna Buddhist Community in Sydney, a grass roots climate activist, and Sydney coordinator for 350.org. Her professional background is in environment protection, in the context of town planning. She will speak on "Three key aspects of my Buddhist faith that prompt me to act on climate change: and how does Buddhism speak to the potential for despair?"