Environmental matters


ARRCC online (local) meeting
Melbourne: September 14th, 2-3pm

Move Beyond Coal – official public launch
There are millions of people across the country who care about protecting a liveable future and are ready to help Australia move beyond coal. Over the last twelve months ARRCC (Australian Religious Response to Climate Change) has been part of deep conversations with the Stop Adani movement and other partner organisations to help build the foundations of this ambitious new movement to phase out coal by 2030 that is vibrant and focussed on justice. There will be ‘launch parties’ in Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne and online. 

  • Hear how Australia’s coal industry is unjustly threatening the lives, livelihoods, and homelands of people everywhere – from South Asia to the Pacific Islands.
  • Kick off our bold community strategy to have the biggest, quickest impact by stopping the money that’s funding new coal expansion threats.
  • Learn about the plan to take on one of Australia’s worst climate polluters – Whitehaven Coal

Online Thursday 22nd September 6pm AEST.
Melbourne Wednesday 28th September 6pm, 75 Reid St Fitzroy North.
ARRCC have tables booked at the three in-person launches. If you’d like to take a seat at one of our tables, please get in touch with Fahimah (fahimah@arrcc.org.au).

Multi faith services for the climate on October 13th
Geelong: Christ Church Anglican, Little Myers St
Thursday October 13th, 8 am
Melbourne: St Paul’s Cathedral, corner Flinders & Swanston Sts
Thursday October 13th, 5.10pm


Prayers and meditations leading up to COP27 (downloadable resource)

How faith can help fight climate change
A Radio National broadcast on Soul Search series, 5 August 2022. Hosted by Brooke Prentis, with guests Wies Schuiringa (a Quaker, environmental activist and Vice-President of NSW Ecumenical Council), Gawaine Powell Davies (Chair of the Buddhist Council of NSW), and Daniel Billy (one of the #TorresStrait8, a group of Torres Strait Islanders taking a formal complaint against the Australian government to the UN Human Rights Commission for inaction on climate change). 
CCA (Christian Conference of Asia) statement for World Environment Day 2022
Regenerating Australia video (on Youtube for hire for $3.99)
Environmental matters, climate justice, care of creation… lots of congregations and church groups are engaged in different ways. Here’s an interesting short Australian film that could be a catalyst for conversation. It’s a hypothetical news report from 2030 based on interviews with a diverse group of Australians who were asked about their hopes and dreams for the future. Very hopeful (and hypothetical – depends what we do next). Consider organising a viewing with a few other people (ecumenical/local/interfaith) to raise the issue of the possible alternative story if Australia acts to address the climate emergency now. Could also be part of planning for the Season of Creation in September?