The protection of Earth’s vitality, diversity and beauty is a sacred trust. It is the responsibility of every human being.
What are your hopes and dreams for the future of our world, for our planet? What part can you play in bringing your hopes and dreams to fruition?
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.
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.
The following criteria are used to assess the success with which a Sacred Heart schools has promoted a social awareness that impels to action: The School curricula, policies and practices offer students opportunities for reflection on, and evaluation of, society and its diverse values. The School encourages students to be involved in social justice programs. Students are encouraged to value and protect the natural environment through an awareness of ecological issues. Christian values form the basis of the Schools’ structures, curricula, policies and practice.