Calling for climate justice
Pope Francis’ encyclical letter on human ecology, Laudato Si' (“Praise be to you”) – On the Care of Our Common Home, is the Church’s most profound clarion call yet for us all to be protectors of creation and the poor.
The Encyclical calls for a new global solidarity, where all individuals, communities and governments have an essential part to play. Out of love for our sisters and brothers worldwide, and for the love of God’s creation, we are called to respond.
Laudato si' Anniversary Year Plan 2020-2021 - A year of celebrations of the Encyclical Letter of Pope Francis on the care of our Common Home
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Inspired by Pope Francis’ lead, Our Common Home is a new campaign in our climate justice advocacy, to build support for strong climate action in Australia.
Why campaign on climate justice?
Climate change is the single biggest threat to reducing global poverty. While every person on the planet is affected by climate change, the impact is especially severe for women, men and children most vulnerable to extreme poverty – those who have done the least to contribute to global warming.
The communities we work with have told us of the increasing ferocity of cyclones and other extreme weather-related events, of rising sea levels, of the increasing unpredictability of farming seasons and food security, of water supplies contaminated with salinity, and of the negative impacts on community wellbeing and health.
We can achieve climate justice if we all work together in solidarity!
Throughout the campaign, we’ll support you and other activists in the Caritas community to take action in solidarity with those most impacted by climate change, through personal actions and by demanding appropriate action from our politicians.
Here are some of the actions you can take now. And remember to stay in touch via our newsletter for the latest updates and future actions! Sign up using the form to the right of the page.
Pope Francis has designated 1 September as the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation.
Write a ‘love letter’ for climate justice, asking
the Prime Minister to
take strong action for climate justice.
Send your love letter