ARRCC, the Australian Religious Response to Climate Change, has now completed three comprehensive Action Kits for religious organisations; Christian, Jewish and Hindu, with the Muslim one to be published shortly and others to follow. These kits can be downloaded free, and are full of ideas for faith groups to take action, collectively and individually, locally and more widely, and also practical as well as political. Ideas for religious meetings and services – as well as services to its members and community. Each kit also contains sources and texts, writings and sermon ideas from across that faith tradition addressing our religious responsibility to address climate change issues. The kits are available online here.
The kits will be launched in Victoria by Dr Moss Cass who was part of Gough Whitlam’s 1972 Labor Government, and became Australia’s first Minister for the Environment and Conservation. Moss is believed to have been the first to state the now well-known environmental saying “We did not inherit our future from our ancestors, we have borrowed it from our children.”
Join us on:
Tuesday 8th April, 6pm for 6.30pm
The Multicultural Hub, 506 Elizabeth Street, Melbourne 3000. Map
Refreshments will be served. This is a free event but please RSVP for catering purposes: register here
On Thursday evening 18th April, the Australian Religious Response to Climate Change, the Jewish Ecological Coalition and GreenFaith Australia are hosting a Meat Free Dinner at NOGGA cafe restaurant in Carlisle Street Melbourne (kosher). This is to raise awareness of the Eat Less Meat campaign, and the three environmental organisations and their work, to raise funds for them – and to enjoy a delicious three course meal and meet great people!
Wednesday 23 November 2011
Port Phillip Eco Centre
55A Blessington St, St Kilda (Melbourne) VIC 3182
12.30 – 1 pm shared vegetarian lunch
1 pm Presentation by Neil Baker, CEO Eco Centre
Reports on GreenFaith activities for 2011 and confirmation of GreenFaith 2012 office bearers.
Finish by 2.30 pm
NW edge of St Kilda Botanical Gardens, 200 m from corner of Acland & Barkly Streets in St Kilda
Melways MEL 58 B11
Trams: 64, 67, 78, 79, 96
Train: Balaclava Station (Sandringham line) and walk for 10 minutes
Bus: 600, 922, 923, 246
Street parking also available
RSVP to GFA Project Manager: firstname.lastname@example.org
BYO vegetarian food to share
Invitation to The Jewish Ecological Coalition (JECO) launch of
SHAVU’A TOV Australia’s first Jewish sustainability guide
Sunday 6th November 2011
4:00 – 5:00 pm
Port Phillip Eco Centre
St Kilda Botanical Gardens, NW corner, Mel 58 B11
Guest speaker: Rabbi Shamir Caplan
Kosher afternoon tea
Followed by the JECO AGM
Please join in the celebrations on Sunday 6th November as the Jewish Ecological Coalition (JECO) officially launches our Shavu’a Tov booklet on Jewish sustainable living. You can get a copy and it’s a great opportunity to meet with others in our community who are involved in environmental awareness and action. See the beautiful original artwork for Shavu’a Tov, enjoy a Kosher afternoon tea and hear about the significance of Australia’s first Jewish sustainable living guide from Rabbi Shamir Caplan.
Monash University. School of English, Communications and Performance Studies and Centre for Studies in Religion and Theology
GreenFaith Australia’s Rabbi Jonathan Keren-Black presented at this event.
Friday 28th October 2011
2.00 – 5.00 pm
Monash University, Caulfield, H Building, Room 1.16
Panelists: Rabbi Jonathan Keren-Black (founding President of Greenfaith Australia), Assoc. Prof. John Bradley (Monash Indigenous Centre), Dr. Padmasiri Da Silva (Monash Centre for Studies in Religion and Theology), Prof. Norm Habel (Theology, Flinders University), Elyse Rider (Monash Centre for Comparative Literature and Cultural Studies), Dr. Salih Yucel (Monash Centre for Studies in Religion and Theology).
RSVP (for catering purposes): Sharon.Elliot@monash.edu.au with subject line: Forum on Religion and Ecology RSVP. This is a free event.