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- 25 March, 2023
Climate scientists issue ‘final warning’ on climate change
The world’s climate scientists have issued what one expert said is a “final warning” before global warming exceeds 1.5 degrees Celsius. Source: ABC News.
Oceania bishops call for ‘deeper ecological conversion’
The Federation of Catholic Bishops Conferences of Oceania has released a statement focused on the oceans, which speaks of the need for “deeper ecological conversion” and to embrace “the challenge of integral ecology”.
Care for creation a focus for Oceania bishops assembly
The bishops of Oceania encountered the scriptural and practical realities of God’s creation on Monday, hearing the Creation story at morning Mass and later seeing the effects of climate change in Fiji. Source: ACBC Media Blog.
CRA applauds overhaul of Australia’s environment laws
Catholic Religious Australia says the Albanese Government’s announcement of a new Environment Protection Agency and pledge to reform current environment laws is a “step in the right direction”.
Laudato Si’ documentary to premiere on US television
Pope Francis is getting more non-Catholics to do his work in caring for the environment. The latest is Nicolas Brown, who directed a documentary on the Pope’s 2015 encyclical, Laudato Si’, on Care for Our Common Home. Source: CNS.
Oceania facing two major threats, online conference told
Solving the threat of rising sea levels and deep-sea mining in Oceania will require methods that bring science and the human experience together, guests heard at a world-first online conference held last week. Source: ACU.
Earthquakes should be a ‘wake-up call’ for leaders of Oceania
The head of the Church in Fiji says the recent catastrophic earthquakes that devastated parts of Indonesia and Solomon Islands should be a wake-up call for leaders within and beyond the Oceania region. Source: ACU.
Korean religious protest airport development
Catholic religious sisters in South Korea have marched on the streets and called for an upcoming airport project to be halted. Source: UCA News.
World-first online conference to address crisis facing Oceania
The future of nations and people in the Oceania region will be at the forefront of a world-first global online conference being held later this month. Source: ACU.