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Australian Religious Response to Climate Change

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Climate scarves, teal independents and proposed treaty

“My friend knitted 100 colourful stripes representing temperatures from the past 100 years – the blue hues represent the years when the Earth was relatively cool; the cream and yellow indicate the years things got a bit warmer; and, the reds represent the years that became very hot,” says the Justice Unit’s Peter Branjerdporn

St Andrew's, South Brisbane parishioner Jon Eastgate assisted with the flood clean-up in March 2022 when the homes of his Fairfield neighbours were submerged
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“These weather events are turning points in people’s lives”

“We moved stuff upstairs. The lights went out. We headed for higher ground, and there we stayed for five days. We were lucky because we had just a couple of inches of water in the rooms we had emptied. Our neighbours, a few metres down the hill, were not so lucky,” says Jon Eastgate from St Andrew’s, South Brisbane

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Faith groups: the climate game plan must be for 2030

Faith communities across Australia held vigils yesterday outside the offices of Members of Parliament, including that of the Prime Minister. Their unified call was for Australia to take stronger climate policies to the United Nations climate summit in Glasgow later this month, especially for a stronger 2030 target

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Earth Overshoot Day: 29 July 2021

“How do we #MoveTheDate back without being forced to by a pandemic? There are effective and affordable solutions. We can accelerate their implementation by sharing knowledge of what works and bringing people together,” reflects The Rev’d Peter Moore, Chair of Angligreen

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From DC Talk to Live on Mars

“Connecting with people through music is my favourite way of living out my faith in Jesus who told us to love our neighbour as we love ourselves,” says the Justice Unit’s Peter Branjerdporn in our continuing series ‘How my art intersects with my faith’