Faith in action
This September, we’re inviting you to journeying with us as we celebrate God’s beautiful Earth with weekly reflections from our new climate justice team.Read more
As Christians, we long to see a flourishing world, but our chance to pass on a clean energy future to our children is quickly slipping away.
Already 1 in 5 Australian houses use solar energy - whether solar panels (14%) or solar hot water. But what about the most visible house in the nation? Let’s crowd fund solar panels for Kirribilli House as a Christmas gift for the nation.
Our government has been trying to decrease the modest Renewable Energy Target (RET) that’s been in place since the Howard era, resulting in a staggering 70% drop in investment into Australian renewables this year .Without a strong Target our reliance on fossil fuels keeps on increasing and the future of renewable energy is uncertain.
But Australians aren’t uncertain about the future. Nearly 90% of Australians support the RET  – so it’s clear, Aussies love renewables like John the Baptist loved locusts. Just recently the Government has indicated they want to restart negotiations on the RET and are willing to budge on their initial stance , giving Christians an opportunity to do something practical to influence the final decision before it’s too late.
PS. CORRECTION - When we created the image, we should have said 'solar energy' rather than 'solar panels'; only 14% have solar panels, 3 times as many as 3 years ago. 1 in 5 houses do use solar energy whether solar panels (14%) or solar hot water systems.
Pastor Helen Wright shares how singing together leads to taking action together in working with God to restore His groaning creation.
Mick Pope reflects on the Parable of the Good Samaritan as he asks what does it means to love our neighbour in a warming world.
Common Grace supporter Jo Huntington shares her family’s journey of caring for God’s creation by talking to their neighbours and petitioning our political leaders in the Community Climate Petition.
Holland Sikou represented Solomon Islands as an international soccer champion. Now he’s the champion of renewable energy in his local community.