The Australian Religious Response to Climate Change is a multi-faith network taking action on climate change. Check their website for the latest information and events.
Can you spot Esmey Herscovitch RSCJ at the Respect Creation interfaith prayer vigil in Sydney’s Martin Place? The vigil was organised by the Faith Ecology Network which brings together people from eleven different faith traditions. Meditations and prayers were led by representatives from the Aboriginal, Anglican, Shia Muslim, Uniting Church, Sikh, Buddhist, Catholic, Jewish, Sunni Muslim, Quaker and Hindu communities. Chant, poems, songs and spoken prayers were used. The ‘Peace Angels’ embraced dance as a meditation. Over one hundred people participated in the Vigil. Some passing by were also welcomed and joined the event. For more information, visit the Faith Ecology Network website.
In this reflection for the USA Canada Province’s First Friday Reflection, our own Sr Annett Hanrahan discusses her painting of the Cosmic Christ: “I live in the South Pacific, in New Zealand, which is a multi-cultural country, including Maori, Polynesian, Pakeha, and peoples from all parts of Asia. I could not find any images that spoke to me or to any of us of a powerful, loving God, with an all-embracing, all-forgiving love that we as human beings can open to and understand in our very humanness. I wanted to probe the incarnational reality of God in Christ and in all of creation in a language that might have some
Concern for justice, peace and the integrity of creation in solidarity with those who are the most vulnerable is one of the five international priorities of the Society of the Sacred Heart. During 2013-2016 the whole Society will be responding to the call to commitment to care for life and creation. We invite you to view and reflect on this video made by the Conference of Leaders of Religious Institutes in New South Wales. How might we express our solidarity with the vulnerable people of Kiribati?
Have you thought about giving up carbon consumption for Lent? This Lenten Carbon Fast Calendar 2013 from the CLRI NSW Social Justice Committee provides an action idea for each day of Lent. Participation in the Conference of Leaders of Religious Institutes New South Wales Social Justice Committee is one of the ways in which the Society of the Sacred Heart in Australia and New Zealand pursues the international priority of justice, peace and the integrity of creation.