Caring for Creation
'There is a growing awareness that world peace is threatened not only by the arms race, regional conflict, and continued injustice among peoples and nations, but also by a alack of due respect for nature. The ecological crisis is a moral issue.'
John Paul II World Day of Peace Message 1990
ACSJC Action Leaflet & Prayer Card:
The Ten Steps towards Environmental Responsibility action leaflet and prayer card can be ordered from the ACSJC Secretariat. These materials are provided for free however donations towards the cost of printing and postage would be appreciated.
Social Justice Sunday Statement
The Social Justice Sunday Statement for 2002, A New Earth: The Environmental Challenge , focuses on environmental questions. The full text of this Statement is available on this website in Publications/Social Justice Sunday Statements.
Ecumenical Action Kit on Sustainability
The ACSJC together with the Uniting Church and Anglican Church has produced an ecumenical kit, Sustaining Creation, to promote the celebration of Social Justice Sunday 2002. It contains prayer, worship, theological reflection and action materials. Contact the ACSJC to order copies.
Pope John Paul II, Peace with God the Creator: Peace with all Creation, World Day of Prayer for Peace Message 1990, the full text can be accessed from www.vatican.va
Bishops' Committee for Justice, Development, Ecology and Peace, Christians and the Duty Towards Nature, Pastoral Statement published by the ACSJC 1991. The full text is available on this website in Publications/Other Documentation.
For a good collection of relevant church teaching visit http://conservation.catholic.org
Liturgy & Worship
For liturgy and worship materials on environmental themes see the spirituality page of this website or contact Catholic Earthcare Australia at www.catholicearthcareoz.net
Catholic Earthcare Australia www.catholicearthcareoz.net
Australian Conservation Foundation www.acfonline.org.au
Catholic Conservation Centre http://conservation.catholic.org
Columban Missionary Society www.columban.com
Earth Charter Movement www.earthcharter.org
Social Action Office http://sao.clriq.org.au
USA Catholic Bishops Environmental Justice Program www.nccbuscc.org/sdwp/ejp