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Zimbabwean Priscilla was supported by Caritas Australia programs to learn conservation farming to produce drought-resistant crops (Caritas Australia/Richard Wainwright)

Caritas Australia has launched its Laudato Si’ Action Plan, with the charity planning for its role in leading Australia’s Catholic community in a collective response to Pope Francis’ call to “protect our common home”.

The Caritas action plan follows the launch in May 2023 of the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference’s own Laudato Si’ Action Plan. That plan identified Caritas Australia as a contributing organisation for the delivery of the Plenary Council Decree on “Integral Ecology and Conversion for the Sake of our Common Home”.

Developed by Caritas Australia’s Climate Community of Practice, the plan includes continued advocacy work and community engagement focused on ecological education and spirituality.

 “It is our duty to ensure that the footprint we leave is one of sustainability, respect, and compassion,” said Kirsty Robertson, Caritas Australia chief executive.

“The Laudato Si’ Action Plan serves to remind us that our actions, no matter how small they may seem, hold the power to create a ripple effect of positive change.”

The Caritas Australia Catholic Earthcare website offers resources to support organisations, including schools and parishes, in the self-assessment, reflection and planning process required to form a Laudato Si’ Action Plan.

For details, visit Catholic Earthcare.


Caritas Australia launches its Laudato Si Action Plan (Caritas Australia)