Resources – 2014
Our Voices – bringing faith to the climate talks
Our Voices is a website that bring faith to the climate talks. The goal is for millions of people of faith and moral belief to SIGN and PRAY in their own tradition for the Paris 2015 UN Climate Summit to succeed where all past talks have failed.
Paper on UN Financing for Development negotiations
A position paper for next year’s Financing for Development Process in Addis Ababa.
The Pope’s G20 Letter
Traditionally the Pope writes to the political leader of the host nation of the G20. Read the Pope’s G20 letter.
Presentation Day Novena 2014
The feast of Our Lady of the Presentation is celebrated by the Universal Church on 21st November. Sisters, Associates and Friends of Nano from all around the world are invited to join in the Presentation Day Novena prepared by the Presentation Sisters leading up to this feast day. School, Colleges and staff, may find the Novena as a useful resource in preparing prayers and reflections for the feast. Click here to download the Novena
International Day of Peace on 21st September – prayer, reading and song
On Sunday 21st September 2014, millions of people around the work will participate in activities, events, prayers and festivals to celebrate the International Day of Peace. The theme of this year’s Day of Peace is the “Right of Peoples to Peace”. It offers a unique opportunity to reaffirm the United Nations commitment to the purposes and principles upon which the Organization was founded. At noon in every time zone, a moment of silence will be held, sending a peace wave around the world. Here are a number of prayers, readings and songs for International Day of Peace.
Sustainable Development Solutions Network
The Sustainable Development Solutions Network has announced a new education initiative, SDSN.edu, which brings together online courses on sustainable development created by experts from around the world! In September 2014 several exciting courses are being launched.
Professor Jeffrey Sachs’ course, The Age of Sustainable Development, starts on September 9th. The course provides a comprehensive introduction to the various dimensions of sustainable development and serves as the foundational course for the broader compendium of courses offered through SDSN.edu.
SDSN is also excited to announce Climate Change Science & Negotiations, a two-semester course introducing students to the science and policy environment surrounding climate change with a simulated negotiation in the second semester, in which students take on the role of country delegates. This course coincides with the broader SDSN Climate Change Call to Action in advance of the COP 21 negotiations in Paris in December 2015. Both courses are currently open for enrolment.
Prayers resources on global climate change
The UN Secretary General has called a high level meeting on Global Climate Change, the UN Climate Summit, for September 23 at the UN in New York City, to urge all nations to take this issues seriously and begin to act responsibly to slow the momentum of this change that is already under way.
Leaders of all faiths are urging their members to take part in these events and to pray for a turn-around. Citizens for Public Justice and the Canadian Council of Churches offer some resources prepared under the auspices of the Canadian Council of Churches. These resources include materials for Reflection, sermon outlines, Prayers of the Faithful, homily and hymn suggestions
Irish Ambassador’s address on Venerable Nano Nagle’s legacy
H.E. Mr. David Donoghue, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of the Permanent Mission of Ireland to the United Nations, joined the Celebration on 9 December 2013 to mark the declaration of Venerable Nano Nagle. He spoke about the influence and legacy of Venerable Nano Nagle. He began by recalling how Nano Nagle and her congregation dedicated themselves to the provision of education in Ireland at a time when only a very small number of children, especially Catholic children, could afford to go to school. Read more – download a copy of his full address.
Prayer for National Lament Week, June 1 -7
School groups, staff, Associates, Justice and Parish groups are invited to join in prayer and solidarity with the National Lament initiative for asylum seekers in our country.
“I was a stranger and you welcomed me”
– Matthew 25:35
To read What the Catholic Church teaches on Asylum and Migration go to www.acmro.catholic.org.au
Ask at your local Parish for the brochures on the Church’s teaching put out by the Australian Bishops 2014
National Inquiry into Children in Immigration Detention 2014
On 3 February 2014 the Australian Human Rights Commission launched an inquiry into children in closed immigration detention. The purpose of this inquiry is to investigate the ways in which life in immigration detention affects the health, well-being and development of children. Read more about the inquiry on the Commission’s website or in this discussion paper.
Morning Reflection at the Social Justice Contact Meeting, 14-16 May 2014
Click on the image above to download a PDF version of the Morning Reflection
or click here to download the Powerpoint version.
Lenten Carbon Fast 2014
What have you thought about giving up for Lent? Why not follow the lenten Carbon Fast from the CLRI NSW Social Justice Committee. The Calendar provides an action idea for each day of Lent. Click on Carbon Fast Calendar 2014
Prayer for International Women’s Day – March 8th 2014
This prayer is adapted from a prayer service from USG/UISG and the Sisters of Mercy. You can adjust the prayer to suit your situation. To download please click Prayer for International Day of Woman