ARRCC organisers are excited to offer this rare opportunity for people of faith to be empowered to respond more effectively to the climate crisis. The first national ARRCC Conference is being held on 8 – 10 November at the Australian Centre for Christianity and Culture in Canberra.
The hope is that you will draw strength from solidarity with like-minded others, and feel less isolated. It’s not easy being so concerned about climate change when many in your own faith community are not especially switched on to the issues.
The second important reason to come along is to become more effective as a change-maker in your own area. Conference participants will share and learn with the help of inspirational campaigners, school climate strikers, faith leaders and experts in their fields. The aim is that you return to your own setting with more insight, skills and confidence to organise action at a local level.
ARRCC has a unique role in Australia in bringing together diverse people of faith as witnesses to both our common humanity and respect for the earth. In the past two years, our capacity has grown and our voice has strengthened in the public debate. Local faith groups in many different parts of the country have supported the School Strikers for Climate, held Carols Against Coal, Funerals for Coal, put up “No New Coal” signs outside of places of worship and held workshops on climate-friendly lifestyles.
Come along and meet other people of faith who have been taking action on the climate crisis. The Conference will be an opportunity to hone our skills and capacity to do this more effectively. It will serve to:
- Build knowledge, skills and confidence to organise at a local level, especially politically (nonpartisan)
- Inspire people to act on the climate emergency
- Empower people of diverse faiths to take ARRCC-inspired action together
- Help form and strengthen active local groups
We will share and learn with the help of inspirational campaigners, skilled community organisers, Aboriginal activists, faith leaders and experts in their fields.
Time and place
Australian Centre for Christianity and Culture, 15 Blackall St, Barton. 2600.
Program starts 6.30 pm Friday, November 8th – participants may arrive after 4 pm, and dinner will be served before the conference formally begins. It finishes 3.30 pm Sunday, November 10th
Prayer and Meditation Room
A Prayer and Meditation Room will be available on site. Conference participants are very welcome to take time out for prayer or meditation at any time, in accordance with their religious observances.
Conference participants are encouraged to take low-carbon options in travelling to the conference or offset their emissions from travel with Greenfleet.
ARRCC organisers are excited to offer this rare opportunity for people of faith to be empowered to respond effectively to the climate crisis. The first national ARRCC Conference is being held on 8 – 10 November at the Australian Centre for Christianity and Culture in Canberra. The Program is designed to help participants feel less isolated and to draw strength from like-minded others. Sessions will be offered to build people’s insight, skills and confidence so they can be more active at a local level. Please register soon, here.