Faith in action
We are asking every MP and Senator to #WearTheScarf on Thursday 21 October, to show their support for urgent, ambitious climate action. Please join us and help call on your Federal MP and Senator to #WearTheScarf.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.
Rev Belinda Groves reflects on Canberra Baptist Church's annual Blessing of the Animals for St Francis of Assisi Day and Season of Creation.
Rosie Clare Shorter reflects on Rebecca Huntley’s new book 'How to Talk About Climate Change in a Way That Makes a Difference', encouraging us to turn our concern and anxiety about climate change into action.
Sculptor Keith Chidzey reflects on how the simple act of knitting a scarf (and building the world’s longest knitting needles) helps speak to the heart and scale of action needed to tackle climate change.
Gomeroi woman Bianca Manning reflects on the many stories the climate scarf tells, particularly for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, and the need for these stories and voices to inform and lead our calls for climate justice.