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Resources for taking action

Act now for climate justice! Call on our political leaders to take stronger action for climate justice for the world's most vulnerable communities. Join us in making changes in our own lives and communities to be more environmentally sustainable.  

Our Take Action resources include guides to:

  • Climate Justice Action
  • Running your own climate justice petition
  • Hearts 4 Climate
  • Actions in our daily lives
  • Engaging your MP
  • Engaging the Media

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Climate change in the Pacific

Hungry for Justice, Thirsty for Change

The annual Caritas State of the Environment for Oceania reports highlight the impacts of climate change on communities, and the actions and responses required to protect it for current and future generations.

Pacific communities are fighting for their way of life with resourcefulness and courage. But they need us to act in solidarity.

Learn more

Laudato Si’ reflection

What is Pope Francis urgently appealing for us to do in his Encyclical Letter Laudato Si’?

This short presentation reflects on the key messages of Laudato Si’. (Suggestion: use it to prompt discussion in groups, or show it on a silent loop before or after Mass).

Prayer for our earth

"All-powerful God, you are present in the whole universe and in the smallest of your creatures. Pour out upon us the power of your love, that we may protect life and beauty. Encourage us, we pray, in our struggle for justice, love and peace.”

  • Prayer Card (JPG, 695KB)
  • Prayer for our earth (PPT, 13.4MB) - A prayer and reflection PowerPoint presentation for schools and parishes using the prayer from the Encyclical, ‘A prayer for our earth’.
  • Prayer for the earth Song (PDF, 266KB) - Lyrics and music chart. Adaptation and musical setting by Song and Spirit. You can listen to it here

Presentation on Laudato Si' and climate justice


A presentation for schools and parishes detailing the key messages of the Encyclical; the Caritas response, including three stories of hope and resilience from Australia, Asia (Bangladesh) and the Pacific (Solomon Islands); the call to action and what we can do. This presentation ends with a prayer and reflection inspired by the Saint Francis of Assisi “Canticle of Creation”, from which Pope Francis’ Encyclical took its name.

Catholic Social Teaching – Stewardship of Creation

Schools and Parishes can explore our interactive, online Catholic Social Teaching toolkit; the Stewardship of Creation section considers the core elements of this principle through cartoons, videos, photos, quotes and more, including its Scriptural underpinning and the call to “hear the cry of the earth and the poor.” [Laudato Si’ 49]

Classroom resources for schools

Explore Caritas Australia's education resources related to climate justice and the environment, with full Australian Curriculum links.